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Diamond Jubilee Medal

Diamond Jubilee medalThe deadline for nominations closed on April 15, 2012. 

In Prince Edward Island, Diamond Jubilee medals will be awarded again later this spring at Goverrnment House.

In celebration of the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, a commemorative medal has been created.  The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal is a visible and tangible way to recognize 60,000 outstanding Canadians of all ages and from all walks of life, who have built and continue to build this caring society and country through their service, contributions and achievements.  

The Diamond Jubilee Medal program is being administered by the Chancellery of Honours, as part of the Office to the Secretary to the Governor General.

Premier Robert Ghiz invites the public to nominate candidates from their community or organization to be considered for this national honour. 

To nominate someone, please complete a nomination form below.

For a full list of participating sponsors and partnering organizations, please visit the website of the Governor General of Canada.  Recommendations can also be made for individuals affiliated with non-governmental organizations participating in this program.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this honour, a person...
  • must be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident of Canada, but need not neccessarily reside in Canada;

  • must have made a significant contribution to a particular province, territory, region or community within Canada, or an achievement abroad that brings credit to Canada; and

  • must be alive on February 6, 2012, the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty's acession to the Throne.  The medal can be awarded posthumously, as long as the recipient was alive on that date.

For more information about the Diamond Jubilee Medal program, check out frequently asked questions on the Governor General of Canada website.

Guidelines for the selection of recipients

The following guidelines have been developed to provide guidance in selecting deserving candidates:

  • The awarding of the medal should focus on the achievements of persons who have helped to build the Canada of today, including seniors, volunteers, veterans and youth;

  • Through their achievements and sustained contribution, the candidates have distinguished themselves from others employed in the same field;

  • Recipients should be highly respected individuals within their community.  The recipients' names will be part of the public record;

  • The list of recipients should be inclusive and reflect the demographics of the region or community;

  • The selection process should be non-partisan and merit-based;

  • The medal is awarded to individuals only, not to groups or couples.

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