Are you looking to celebrate great volunteers who contribute to your community by selflessly offering their time and effort? Do you know a friend, a co-worker or a member of your community who inspires you and who should be recognized? The Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers honours the exceptional volunteer achievements of Canadians from across the country in a wide range of fields. To be eligible, volunteers need to have made significant, sustained and unpaid contributions to their community in Canada or abroad.
Why not nominate someone today? Anyone can do it, and there is no deadline for submissions.
- Think of an eligible candidate and tell us why they deserve the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers. Be sure to provide details about the type of volunteer work accomplished, the names of any organizations involved, the dates and length of service, the candidate’s paid occupation and the impact their work has had on the community.
- Gather your candidate’s contact information to support the nomination.
- Provide two references who support the nomination and can describe the significant, sustained and unpaid volunteer work accomplished by the candidate.
You are now ready to submit your nomination.
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.
Still have questions? Please take a look at our nomination guide.