Emergency Management Exemplary Service Award

Federal/Provincial and Territorial Ministers recognize the work being done across Canada to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies and disasters.

The Emergency Management Exemplary Service Award is a prestigious recognition for exceptional service and achievement. This award, a partnership between provincial, territorial and federal governments, recognizes recipients who have achieved excellence in their respective fields. Across Canada, there are many deserving individuals and groups working on emergency management, such as community-based volunteers, people working in all levels of government in emergency management organizations, and Indigenous communities.

Awards will be granted in five categories:

Each year, provincial and territorial and federal government may present awards in each category to deserving individuals or groups.

Nomination processes vary by province and territory and by award category. Public Safety Canada is now accepting federal nominations for all categories, and Search and Rescue nominations for all jurisdictions. For provincial/territorial nominations for the Resilient Communities, Youth, and Outstanding Contribution to Emergency Management categories, provinces and territories will lead separate nomination processes.

Learn more by reviewing the Nomination and Selection Processes or by contacting your provincial or territorial authorities.

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