News release

Call for 2020 Medal of Bravery Nominations

The province is seeking nominations for the 2020 Medal of Bravery.

“Nova Scotians are well-known for looking out for one another and there are times when citizens put their own safety at risk to help someone in need,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “These local heroes deserve the gratitude and recognition of their fellow Nova Scotians.”

Nova Scotians are encouraged to nominate those who courageously put themselves at risk to help others or protect property.

Nomination forms are available at Access Nova Scotia centres, offices of members of the legislative assembly and at .

Completed nomination forms should be sent to: Provincial Secretary, Medal of Bravery, Department of Justice, 7th floor, 1690 Hollis St., Halifax, NS, B3J 2L6.

The deadline for nominations is May 1.

Quick Facts:

  • acts of bravery that occurred on or after Jan. 1, 2017 are eligible for nomination
  • any Nova Scotian who performed an act of bravery, beyond what is expected of them, is eligible for nomination whether the incident took place in the province or not
  • an advisory panel reviews all nominations and puts forward their recommendations for recognition
  • 42 Nova Scotians have been awarded the Medal of Bravery since it was introduced in 2008


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Barbara MacLean
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