Senate of Canada 150 Medal

Senate of Canada 150 Medal Nominations

*NOTE: The deadline for nominee recommendations was August 15, 2017. Thank you to all who submitted recommendations.

Senator Betty Unger is welcoming recommendations of outstanding Albertans to receive the Senate of Canada 150 medal.

The medal celebrates the sesquicentennial anniversary of the first sitting of the Senate on November 6, 1867. The medal was created to mark this important occasion and to give an opportunity to recognize Canadians who have made significant contributions to their communities.

Eligibility criteria and nomination process

Senators will award the prestigious medals to Canadians who are thoroughly
involved in their communities, whose generosity, dedication, volunteerism
and hard work make their home towns a better place to live.

Senate of Canada 150 Medal (reverse side)

To be eligible for the Senate 150 Medal, a person must:

  • be thoroughly involved in their communities and, through generosity, dedication, volunteerism and hard work, make their home town, community, region, province or territory a better place;
  • be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada, but need not necessarily reside in Canada; and
  • not be a spouse of a sitting Senator or Member of the House of Commons; a sitting Member of the House of Commons, a provincial or territorial legislature, an elected member of a municipal body constituted under the various provincial and territorial Acts pertaining thereunto; a sitting member of a federal, provincial or territorial bench, the military courts as┬áconstituted under the National Defence Act; or a sitting member of a federal, provincial or territorial tribunal.

These criteria do not preclude consideration being given in exceptional circumstances.

If you know of an outstanding Albertan who meets the specified criteria, whom you would like to recommend, please fill out the form below.

*NOTE: The deadline for nominee recommendations was August 15, 2017. Thank you to all who submitted recommendations.