Nominate Someone

Do you know someone whose contributions have made a difference to their community, province or the entire country? Someone who has brought honour to Canada by performing an exceptional deed? Someone who has risked their own life to save another? A volunteer whose lifetime dedication and commitment inspire you?

Shine a spotlight on the extraordinary people you know by nominating them for a Canadian honour. It’s easy to do with our new online nomination tool, making submitting nominations quick and convenient!

Order of Canada

Order of Canada

Individuals making extraordinary contributions to our country.
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Cross of Valour

Decorations for Bravery

Engaged citizens making a difference through an exceptional deed
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Meritorious Service Decoration (Civil Division)

Meritorious Service Decorations (Civil Division)

Engaged citizens making a difference through an exceptional deed
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Polar Medal

Polar Medal

Remarkable individuals contributing to northern communities and to our knowledge of the polar regions
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Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers

Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers

Exceptional volunteers contributing to their community
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What Happens Next

Once you submit your nomination, it will be received electronically by the Chancellery of Honours, where it will undergo a rigorous research process. The nomination will then be presented to an independent committee for review before a recommendation is made to the Governor General.

Need Help Choosing?

If you are unsure about which honour is the right fit, choose the one you believe best describes your candidate’s actions. If we feel that their accomplishments are better suited to another honours program, we will let you know. If you have questions, contact us at info@gg.ca or call 1-800-465-6890 (toll-free).We will be happy to guide you.

Ensuring Confidentiality

Please do not notify the candidate about the nomination or initiate a letter-writing campaign. This avoids disappointment if the nomination is not successful. The Chancellery of Honours will keep nominations confidential. As part of this commitment, the Chancellery will respond to inquiries about the status of a nomination only to the nominator identified on the nomination form.

Please also note that the information you provide online is secure and will not be shared with third parties.

Our Commitment to You

The Canadian Honours System is respected internationally because its nomination processes are merit-based, apolitical and accessible. The Chancellery of Honours is committed to maintaining these values to the highest standard for every nomination.

Looking for a Different Program?

If you can’t find the program you are looking for here, please consult the Directory of Honours (hyperlink). There, you will find information about every Order, Decoration and Medal that constitute the Canadian Honours System.