Governor General Julie Payette with recording artists Tegan and Sara Quin.

Governor General's Awards

Recognition Happens Here
Over the last century, governors general have created many awards and trophies to show gratitude to outstanding individuals, teams and organizations and to inspire all Canadians to excellence. From innovation to the arts to the sciences to journalism, these awards recognize excellence and are administered and decided by independent organizations. Many awards are presented annually and reflect the preoccupations and concerns of the particular governor general who held office at the time of their creation.