Five medals are visible against a black background.  The medals represent the five public programs managed by The Chancellery of Honours.

Canadian Honours

Recognition happens here

Officially created by Her Majesty The Queen, Canadian honours are presented by the governor general to celebrate and thank extraordinary people for their tremendous contributions to our country.  The granting of decorations and medals or an investiture into an order are also means of inspiring others to help build a better country.

Canadian honours are respected around the world as a system of recognition that is merit-based, apolitical and accessible. Any person or group can shine a spotlight on the extraordinary people they know by nominating them!