Governor General's Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case

The Persons Case Awards honour outstanding individuals whose achievements and commitment have helped to advance equality for girls and women in Canada. Suitability will be demonstrated by leadership and excellence in any field, in either a paid or unpaid capacity.

Eligibility: Any Canadian citizen may receive a Governor General's Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case. Nominees must be over 30 years of age. Youth award nominees must be between 15 and 30 years of age.

Note: If an institutional nomination is sought (individuals may also nominate candidates outside of the institutional process), please submit a candidate suggestion form three months in advance of the external deadline to recommend a candidate to the President’s Advisory Committee on Awards, Honours and Prizes. For more information, please contact

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Upcoming Deadlines

July 01, 2023July 01, 2023 Verified Date
16:00:00 16:00:00 America/Vancouver Application Deadline: Governor General's Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case Recognizes individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the goal of equality for women and girls in Canada. .