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Order of Canada

The Order of Canada recognizes a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to the community, and service to the nation, in all sectors of Canadian society. The Order of Canada's motto is Desiderantes Meliorem Patriam: “They desire a better country.”

Nomination Process


1. Nominators: Any person or group may nominate
2. Nominees: Any Canadian citizen may be appointed to the Order 

A full nomination package will consist of:

  • A completed online nomination form 
  • The rationale for the nomination
  • A resume including professional activities/occupations, active participation in organizations, official honours/awards, and other related information that might assist the Advisory Council in making its decision
  • Three references who could support the nomination and provide details about why the nominee deserves the honour. They must be familiar with the achievements of the nominee

The completed form and attachments are mailed to:

Governor General of Canada
Attention: Director of Honours
The Chancellery of Honours
Rideau Hall, 1 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0A1

Deadline: Open Competition, Rolling Deadline

Nomination form can be found here; a timeline of the appointment process can be found here


Interested faculty are encouraged to consult with  x27419  regarding this award and the nomination process.