Awards and recognition

Learn about the variety of awards available to recognize the hard work and dedication of Canadians.

Public Service Award of Excellence

Recognizes employees who have excelled in the achievement of results for Canadians and priorities of the public service.

National Public Service Week

A week to celebrate and acknowledge the contribution of federal public service employees to the federal administration.

Outstanding Achievement Award

The Prime Minister's Award is the highest recognition for executives at the deputy minister level in the Public Service.

The Awards of Excellence in Public Sector Financial Management

Emphasizes the importance of sound public sector financial management and award outstanding leaders.

United Nations Public Service Awards

Recognizes the contribution of public servants to the role, professionalism, image and visibility of the public service.

Order of Merit

Awards exceptional service in armed forces; the arts, literature and science; or persons the Sovereign chooses.

Order of Canada

Recognizes people in sectors of Canadian society, and outstanding achievement, dedication, and service to the nation.

Royal Victorian Order

Rewards extraordinary, important or personal services performed for the Sovereign or the Royal Family.

Order of Merit of the Police Forces

Honours the leadership and exceptional service to policing and community development by the Canadian Police Services.

Order of Military Merit

Recognizes distinctive and exceptional service displayed by the men and women of the Canadian Forces.

Governor General Awards

Numerous awards presented by the Governor General of Canada that bestow distinction in various fields.

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