Ontario’s medal and recognition programs celebrate the people who make our province a better place to live. Find out about the honours and awards given by the Government or Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.
Order of Ontario
The Order of Ontario is the province’s highest honour. An Ontarian who has shown outstanding qualities of individual excellence and achievement in any field is eligible to be appointed.
Learn how to nominate someone for honours and awards for achievements in volunteering.
- Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers
- Ontario Volunteer Service Awards
- June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award for Voluntarism
- Lieutenant Governor’s Community Volunteer Award for Students
Learn how to nominate someone for an award for an outstanding act of bravery.
- Ontario Medal for Police Bravery
- Ontario Medal for Firefighter Bravery
- Ontario Award for Paramedic Bravery
Learn how to nominate an individual or group for an award recognizing their efforts to make Ontario more inclusive and accessible.
- Lincoln M. Alexander Award
- David C. Onley Award for Leadership in Accessibility
- Champion of Diversity Award
Learn how to nominate someone for honours, awards and scholarships related to community service.
- Age-Friendly Communities Recognition Program
- Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship
- Ontario Senior Achievement Award
- Ontario Senior of the Year Award
- Hilary M. Weston Scholarship
Arts and literature
Learn how to nominate someone for an award for their talents in the arts.