Government of Canada unveils Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal

Oshawa MP's office accepting nominations to recognize contributions of residents in the Oshawa Electoral District


UPDATE (3 JAN 2013)





OSHAWA - February 9, 2012 - In honour of the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II accession to the throne, the Government announced the creation of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal to recognize outstanding Canadians. Colin Carrie, Member of Parliament for Oshawa and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health, spoke out on this announcement.



QE II Diamond Jubilee Medal


To nominate a resident of the Oshawa Electoral District for this honour, please DOWNLOAD AND COMPLETE THE NOMINATION FORM.

Download the Fact Sheet

For further information, call the office at 905.440.4868.

“This is an exciting announcement,” stated Colin Carrie. “Not only does this medal celebrate the Queen’s accession to the throne, it also provides an opportunity for Canadians to nominate and honour extraordinary citizens who have exemplified the true meaning of public service.”


On February 6, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II marked the 60th anniversary of her accession to the throne as Queen of Canada - an occasion marked only once before by her great-great grandmother, Queen Victoria, in 1897.


In celebration of this event, a commemorative medal, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, was created to recognize 60,000 outstanding Canadians of all ages and from all walks of life.



To be eligible for this honour, a person:

• Must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada, but need not necessarily reside in Canada;

• Must have made a significant contribution to a particular province, territory, region or
community within Canada, or an achievement abroad that brings credit to Canada and

• Must be alive on February 6, 2012. The medal can be awarded posthumously, as long as the recipient was alive on that date.





To nominate a resident of the Oshawa Electoral District for this honour, please DOWNLOAD AND COMPLETE THE NOMINATION FORM. You may scan and send the completed form and return via email to You may also send your nomination form via regular mail to:

Colin Carrie MP, Oshawa

57 Simcoe St S, Suite 2B

Oshawa, ON   L1H 4G4   (Postage required)




Colin Carrie MP, Oshawa

410 Justice Building

House of Commons

Ottawa, ON   K1A 0A6  (Postage-free)


The deadline for submitting all nominations is December 31, 2012.


Please note: Nominations submitted to MP Colin Carrie's office must recognize the contributions of individuals residing in the Oshawa electoral district. Prior to submitting your nomination, please check this map to confirm that your nominee resides within the Oshawa electoral district.


If you're unsure of which electoral district in which nominee resides, please consult with the appropriate Member of Parliament. You can use this search tool to determine the individual's Member and electoral district.


For further information on the medal or Jubilee celebrations, please visit the Governor General’s website at or download the fact sheet

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Nominations (Nov 2011 through Dec 2012)
• Diamond Jubilee
participating organizations (including Members of Parliament, Senators and Provincial Premiers as well as Non-Governmental Partner organizations submit their list of potential candidates electronically via the Governor General’s website

• Members of the general public are directed to the Governor General’s website
to consult the list of government and non-government
participating organizations and advised to contact the organization of their choice to suggest potential candidates


  Download .pdf nomination form (non-fillable).


Approval of the nominations (2 to 4 weeks)
• The Chancellery of Honours assesses the nomination based on the merit criteria
• Once the nomination is approved, the Royal Canadian Mint sends a medal and
an information package to the recipient or the participating organization

Presentation ceremony (Feb 2012 through Feb 2013)
• Participating organizations contact and invite the recipients to a presentation
• The recipients receive their medal and a certificate signed by the Governor




11, 000 Diamond Jubilee Medals will be made available for presentation to Canadian men and women in uniform, according to the Chief of Defence Staff, General Walt Natynczyk. As directed by Gen Natynczyk, the selection of CF recipients will be based on merit and exceptional service.


As such, the CF will follow a process similar to that used for the Order of Military Merit. This method will ensure all recipients are truly deserving of the award, and are serving as an example to their peers. The Department of National Defence’s Directorate of Honours and Recognition will be responsible for the allocation and distribution of this medal to CF recipients.


Once the nominating commands have completed their selection, the medals will be sent to the recipients’ units for presentation throughout the year of celebration.



  Download .pdf version of this news release.




Greg Howard, Office of Colin Carrie MP, 613.996.4756


  Shane Kelly  905.440.4868







Constituency office Lord Simcoe Place 57 Simcoe St S, Suite 2B Oshawa, ON ▪ L1H 4G4   T 905.440.4868  F 905.440.4872

Ottawa office 410 Justice Building ▪ House of Commons ▪ Ottawa, ON ▪ K1A 0A6   T 613.996.4756  F 613.992.1537