The Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers

The AMA, in partnership with the Canadian Museums Association (CMA), is thrilled to introduce the Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers to recognize the dedication and commitment of volunteers to their communities.

An Official Canadian Honour, the Governor General of Canada's Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers  is part of the Canadian Honours System. Recipients receive a medal to recognize their ongoing commitment to volunteerism.  

The AMA and the CMA invite nominations for individuals who have made significant and sustained contributions to Alberta's rich culture and heritage sectors. Nominations will be reviewed by The Chancellery of Honours and an independent advisory committee before being recommended to the Governor General. Alberta Award recipients will be presented with medals at AMA / WMA Conference 2017: UNITE.

If you would like more information about the Medal or details on nomination criteria, please visit

Nominations close March 31, 2017.

To complete a nomination, you will need:

  • Nominee name and contact information
  • Nominator name and contact information
  • A nomination statement (maximum 300 words), clearly describing the volunteer's activities and accomplishments and answering the following questions: 
    • How do you know the candidate? 
    • What type of volunteer work has the candidate accomplished? 
    • What is it about this person's volunteer work that sets him / her apart from others doing similar work? 
    • How has his / her contribution improved or impacted the community? 
  • One or two letters of support for the nominee. 
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