Canadian Honours 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. 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 Please note that honours nomination forms will be unavailable between 10:00 p.m. EST and 11:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, October 12, 2021.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.