Nominate Someone

Do you know someone who’s changing the game? A role model whose achievements stand above the rest? From community volunteers to scientists, from artists to entrepreneurs, the members of the Order of Canada have enriched the lives of others and made our country a better place. All individuals who make outstanding contributions to their field of endeavour are eligible for appointment to the Order of Canada.

Why not nominate someone today? Anyone can do it, and there is no deadline for submissions.

  1. Think of an eligible candidate and tell us why they deserve to be appointed to the Order of Canada. Prepare examples of how they have demonstrated outstanding qualities.
  2. Gather your candidate’s contact information and curriculum vitae (if available).
  3. Gather the names and contact information of three references familiar with your candidate’s accomplishments.

You are now ready to submit your nomination.

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.

Nominate Someone

Still have questions? Please take a look at our nomination guide.

Registered Nominator

If you are a registered nominator, please log in to your account.

Please note that you do not need to create an account to submit a nomination. However, if you plan on submitting more than one nomination form, you may wish to create an account. Please note that you must submit at least one nomination in order to be able to create an account. Upon submission of your first nomination, you will see a message offering you the option to create an account that will provide you with several benefits:

  • You will only have to submit your information once—the nominator section of subsequent forms will be automatically filled in with your details
  • You will be able to see and track the progress of each nomination you have created. Please note that, for confidentiality reasons, you will not be able to access your nomination(s) once they are submitted.

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