Nominations open for Order of Yukon and Commissioner’s Awards

The Order of Yukon and the Commissioner’s Awards for Bravery and for Public Volunteer Service nominations are now open. These awards recognize Yukoners who go above and beyond in their service to their communities and to the territory. Any Yukoner with outstanding achievements may be nominated to receive an award.

The Order of Yukon is the highest honour in the territory, equivalent to similar honours across the country. The order is awarded to a person who has demonstrated excellence and achievement, and made outstanding contributions to the social, cultural or economic well-being of the Yukon and its residents. The nominations are open to Canadian citizens who are or were long time residents of the Yukon. 

The Commissioner’s Award for Bravery recognizes people who have performed an outstanding act of bravery and have responded at considerable personal risk to save or safeguard, or attempt to save or safeguard, the life of one or more people. The Commissioner’s Award for Bravery can be given out posthumously to those who gave their life protecting others.

The Commissioner’s Award for Public Volunteer Service recognizes people who have made a significant volunteer contribution to Yukon business, academics, arts, culture or society, and have contributed positively to the wellbeing of the Yukon and its residents. 

The deadline to submit a Nomination for these three awards is October 28, 2022. Visit the awards information page on the Commissioner of Yukon’s website for more information on how to nominate. 

Quick facts 
  • There have been 24 inductees into the Order of Yukon since 2019.

  • There have been over 200 recipients of the Commissioner’s Award for Public Volunteer Service and over 60 recipients of the Commissioner’s Award for Bravery since the awards creation in 1980 by the late Commissioner Doug Bell.

  • Download the nomination forms for the Order of Yukon and Commissioner’s Awards for Bravery and for Public Volunteer Service to nominate someone.

  • The Office of the Commissioner of Yukon also prepared a document and videos to help Yukoners nominate deserving recipients.

Contact 

Kerri Scholz
Private Secretary, Office of the Commissioner of Yukon
867-667-5121
kerri.scholz@yukon.ca 

News release #: 
22-311