Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

Diamond Jubilee MedalA new commemorative medal was created to mark the 2012 celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada, and to honour Her Majesty's service and dedication to our country.

During the Diamond Jubilee year celebrations, the Diamond Jubilee Medal was awarded to 60,000 deserving Canadians. Nova Scotians who made significant contributions to their communities and their province, were awarded the Diamond Jubilee Medal during ceremonies throughout the 2012.

To be eligible to receive a medal, a person had to:

  • be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada, but not have to reside in Canada;
  • have made a significant contribution to a particular province, territory, region or community;
  • be alive on February 6, 2012. The medal can be awarded posthumously, as long as the recipient was alive on that date.

The medal program was part of the Jubilee year celebrations, organized by the Government of Canada. The Chancellery of Honours, as part of the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General, administered the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal program. For more information on the medal program, click here to visit the Governor General website.