Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

  • Jul. 2, 2012 5:00 p.m.

A new commemorative medal was created to mark the 2012 celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne. TheQueen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal is a tangible way for Canada to honour Her Majesty for her service to this country. At the same time, it serves to honour significant contributions and achievements by Canadians.During the year of celebrations, 60 000 deserving Canadians will be recognized. The inaugural presentation of the Diamond Jubilee Medal took place in February 2012.The Chancellery of Honours, as part of the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General, administers the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal program.Eligibility criteriaTo be eligible for this honour, a person must:Be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada, but need not reside in Canada;Have made a significant contribution to a particular province, territory, region or community within Canada, or an achievement abroad that brings credit to Canada; andBe alive on February 6, 2012, the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty’saccession to the Throne.Nomination processTo ensure that a variety of fields of activity are recognized, partner organizations have been invited to nominate candidates from their community or organization for this national honour.Members of the general public are invited to contact MLA Gary Coons or the offices of members of Parliament, senators, lieutenant governors, territorial commissioners, or provincial and territorial premiers to suggest names of candidates.Recommendations can also be made for individuals affiliated with non-governmental organizationsparticipating in this program. The list of partner organizations that can submit nominations will be posted onwww.gg.ca/diamondjubilee at a later date.