The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston
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Nominate Someone

Shine a spotlight on the extraordinary people you know by nominating them!

Any person or group is welcome to nominate a deserving individual as a possible candidate for appointment to the Order of Canada, or as candidate for the Decorations for Bravery, Meritorious Service Decorations (Civil Division), Polar Medal or Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers.

Nominations presented to the Chancellery of Honours that meet the eligibility criteria are examined thoroughly. They are then reviewed by an independent committee that makes its recommendation to the governor general.

You can review the eligibility criteria and nomination process for the following honours here:

There is no deadline for submissions. Nominations are accepted on an ongoing basis throughout the year.

Nominations for the Decorations for Bravery must be made within two (2) years of the incident, or within two years after a court or a coroner has concluded its review on the circumstances surrounding the incident or act of bravery.

To nominate someone, please complete a nomination form. Each nomination form requires specific information that you may add on a separate page or in a covering letter.

Exemplary Service Medals

The Chancellery of Honours keeps all nominations confidential to respect privacy and to avoid disappointment if the nominee is not selected. We ask that nominators and others involved respect this policy.

Once completed, please send the form and attachments to:

The Governor General of Canada
Attention: Chancellery of Honours
Rideau Hall
1 Sussex Drive
Ottawa ON K1A 0A1

For more information on the nomination process, please call the toll-free line

Date modified: April 13, 2016