UPDATE (3 JAN
NOMINATIONS CLOSED ON 31 DEC 2012
OSHAWA - February 9, 2012 -
In honour of the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II
accession to the throne, the Government announced the creation
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.
“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
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,
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
Colin Carrie MP, Oshawa
410 Justice Building
House of Commons
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6
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
check this map to confirm that your nominee resides within
the Oshawa electoral district.
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
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
• Members of the general public are directed to the Governor
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
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
MEMBERS OF THE CANADIAN FORCES
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.
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.
the nominating commands have completed their selection,
the medals will be sent to the recipients’ units for
presentation throughout the year of celebration.