Celebrations and community projects across the country for Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

News release

OTTAWA, May 16, 2022

This year, Canada celebrates the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. For the past 70 years, Her Majesty has been a constant presence in the lives of many Canadians and has cultivated enduring ties with Canada connecting with our rich cultures and traditions.

On the eve of the Royal Tour of Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, the Minister of Canadian Heritage, Pablo Rodriguez, announced $2.14 million in funding for celebrations and community projects marking the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

This funding will support 360 community events and 3 major national projects. The funded initiatives will allow Canadians to learn more about the role of The Crown in Canada and to celebrate Canadian achievements over the past seven decades.

Projects involving diverse communities include community gatherings, gardens and tree plantings linked to the British initiative The Queen’s Green Canopy, exhibitions, concerts and artistic performances, military parades, and educational activities.

To find out more about the recipients of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Fund, see the Project Table.

Follow us on social media to get the latest news on the Platinum Jubilee and The Crown in Canada. Join in the celebrations of this historic milestone by using the hashtag #PlatinumJubilee. Follow the #RoyalVisitCanada tour as The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall travel across Canada from May 17 to 19 as part of the celebrations.

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Quotes

“For more than 70 years, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has been a model of dedication and a privileged witness to the growth of and accomplishments of Canadians, and to the values that unite us. That’s why I’m pleased to announce the funded projects that will allow Canadians across the country to learn more about our sovereign, celebrate this historic anniversary and reflect on the meaning of public service in today’s society.”

—Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage

“The Rideau Hall Foundation is honoured to be celebrating the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II alongside the Department of Canadian Heritage and Canadians across the country. Thanks to this funding, we will be able to showcase the work of our Queen Elizabeth Scholars, young global leaders who are creating lasting impacts both in Canada and abroad, while highlighting themes of national and global importance from Her Majesty’s 70-year reign. This is an excellent opportunity to reflect on the value of global education and the engagement of young people in the future of our country and the world at large, while celebrating Her Majesty’s commitment to the diplomacy of knowledge.”

—Teresa Marques, President and CEO, Rideau Hall Foundation

Quick facts

  • The Celebration and Commemoration Program’s Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Fund was created to fund community-based projects and celebrations in honour of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s 70‑year reign.

  • In 2022, Canada celebrates the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 70th anniversary of her accession to the throne. She is Canada’s longest reigning sovereign and the first to celebrate a platinum jubilee.

  • The Government of Canada launched the Canadian Platinum Jubilee celebrations on February 6, 2022. Throughout the year, the Government of Canada and partners will host numerous events across the country to celebrate this historic reign. These activities include the Royal Tour, a national illumination initiative, exhibits, commemorative gardens, educational resources, and a commemorative stamp and coins.

  • Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will visit Canada from May 17 to 19, 2022. This tour is one of the many ways Canada is celebrating the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 2022.

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For more information (media only), please contact:

Laura Scaffidi
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
laura.scaffidi@pch.gc.ca

Media Relations
Canadian Heritage
819-994-9101
1-866-569-6155
media@pch.gc.ca

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