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 are granted in five categories:

Each year, provincial, territorial and federal governments 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 accepts federal nominations for Search and Rescue for all jurisdictions as well as federal nominations for all categories. Provincial and territorial governments lead their own nomination processes for the Resilient Communities, Youth, and Outstanding Contribution to Emergency Management categories in their jurisdictions.

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

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