King Charles III Coronation Medal Nomination

A Canadian commemorative medal has been created to mark His Majesty King Charles III’s Coronation on May 6, 2023. The King Charles III Coronation Medal is a visible and tangible way to recognize 30 000 outstanding individuals of all ages and from all walks of life who have made a difference in their communities.

This medal program is administered by the Chancellery of Honours, as part of the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General (OSGG)

About the Medal
The Medal was designed by the Canadian Heraldic Authority, approved by His Majesty The King and manufactured by the Royal Canadian Mint.
On the obverse is a contemporary crowned effigy of His Majesty King Charles III in coronation robes, circumscribed with the inscriptions “CHARLES III DEI GRATIA REX” and the word “CANADA”. The reverse bears a depiction of the Royal Cypher (the King’s monogram surmounted by the Canadian Royal Crown) with the inscriptions “6-V-2023” and “VIVAT REX” to the left and right of the Royal Cypher, respectively, all placed over the sunburst design of the Canadian Coronation emblem. The Medal is worn suspended from a ribbon of dark blue, bright red and white colours evocative of the 1902 Edward VII Coronation Medal, one of the earliest coronation medals awarded to Canadians.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this honour, a person must have:

  • Made significant contributions to the country, a province, territory, region or community, or made an outstanding achievement abroad that brings credit to Canada; and
  • Been alive on May 6, 2023, the date His Majesty was crowned. *Nominations can be made posthumously, as long as the nominee was alive on that date.
  • To be nominated through the office of Dr. Stephen Ellis, Member of Parliament for Cumberland -Colchester, the individual must live within the riding of Cumberland – Colchester

The Medal may only be awarded once.

Guidelines for the Selection of Nominees
The following guidelines have been developed to assist nominators:

  • Nominations should focus on the achievements of persons who have helped build the Canada of today, including youth, volunteers, educators, veterans and health care workers.
  • Nominees may be selected for their long service and good conduct as a volunteer or member of an organization; for having demonstrated high professionalism; or for performing a deed or activity that brings great credit to Canada.
  • Through their achievements and sustained contributions, nominees will have distinguished themselves from others employed in the same field.
  • The Medal is to be awarded to individuals only, not to groups or couples.
  • Self-nominations will NOT be accepted.

Nominate an Individual through the:

Office of Dr. Stephen Ellis, Member of Parliament for Cumberland-Colchester

Please send a single nomination package with the Subject Line: King Charles III Coronation Medal Nominee – Full Name of Individual Nominated to stephen.ellis@parl.gc.ca, alternatively a physical package can also be mailed to our Truro or Amherst office.

Nomination Package must include:

  • Title or Rank
  • First, Middle and Last name of nominee
  • Date of Birth *with post-nominal, if applicable
  • Complete home address
  • Phone Number with Area Code
  • Email address
  • Gender
  • A minimum of two letters of recommendation in support of the Nomination of the individual. This letter can be from a professional or personal reference.

Please include a single field of endeavor of the individual involved from the following:

  • Arts and Media
  • Business Industry and Economy
  • Community Service and Philanthropy
  • Education
  • Health Care and Medicine
  • Politics, Public Service and Justice
  • Science, Technology and Innovation
  • Sports
  • Social Sciences and Humanities

Deadline to apply: August 31st 2024

For any questions in regard to the application process please email stephen.ellis@parl.gc.ca.