Ontario’s medal and recognition programs celebrate the people who make our province a better place to live.
The programs acknowledge outstanding achievement in education, health care, business, science and medicine, community service, the arts, and many other fields. Two programs specifically honour police officers and firefighters for superlative acts of courage and bravery.
Volunteer award programs recognize the contributions of volunteers of all ages from seniors to youth.
The Ontario Honours and Awards Secretariat manages Ontario’s medal and recognition programs as well as special commemorations and celebrations such as Canada Day at Queen’s Park.