Canadian Honours Officially created by the sovereign, Canadian honours are presented by the governor general to celebrate and thank extraordinary people for their tremendous contributions to our country. Governor General's Awards Governors general have created many awards and trophies to show gratitude to outstanding individuals, teams and organizations, and to inspire all Canadians to excellence. Nominate Someone Do you know someone who makes Canada proud? Nominate them! Recipients Honours recipients inspire us through their exceptional achievements. Use our search tool to find out who they are.