Nominations sought for B.C. Medal of Good Citizenship

Provincial medal honours those who contribute to their community.

B.C.'s Medal of Good Citizenship

The province is seeking nominations for its newest provincial honour, the Medal of Good Citizenship, which recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the well-being of their communities.

“In the last year we recognized 21 individuals and two communities with the Medal of Good Citizenship,” said Premier Christy Clark.

“They came from different backgrounds, in communities throughout B.C. but they all have one thing in common—they have stepped up to make their community better. And as we will see in the next round of nominations, they are not alone.”

Launched in July 2015, the medal recognizes exceptional British Columbians who contribute to our province’s social fabric.

The province relies on citizens to nominate candidates who are deserving of this prestigious honour. Nominators are encouraged to identify inspiring youth in their community who have gone above and beyond in their contribution to society.

“As B.C. is known for its diversity, we are encouraging British Columbians to nominate people from all walks of life from every generation in all parts of the province from the northern corners of the province to the southeast and everywhere in between,” added Shirley Bond, selection committee chairwoman and Minister of Jobs, Tourism and

Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour.

“We want to learn about those who are making a difference in people’s lives throughtheir generosity and selflessness.”

Nominations for the Medal of Good Citizenship are accepted year-round.

The inaugural medal presentation ceremonies have now concluded. Currently the Honours and Awards Secretariat is preparing nominations for the independent selection committee to review and make recommendations early in 2017.

All regions in the province are represented on the selection committee and members come from various professional backgrounds.

All nominations are reviewed for accuracy to ensure all required criteria have been met.

The selection committee reviewed more than 220 nominations in 2015.

To learn more or to nominate a good citizen in your community, visit: www.gov.bc.ca/medalofgoodcitizenship

 

 

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