and designations to recognize merit, accomplishment, and
outstanding contributions to the well-being Canada.
Her Majesty has approved two new honours recently.
The Polar Medal
"celebrate Canada’s Northern heritage and give recognition
to persons who render extraordinary services in the polar
regions and Canada’s North." The medal incorporates and
replaces the Governor General's Northern Medal which was created in 2005 by The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson.
The first ten recipients were awarded the medal on July 8th.
Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers
Volunteers. Announced on July 15th it is meant to recognize
"volunteers who have made a significant, sustained, unpaid
contribution to their community, in Canada or abroad." This
medal replaces the Governor General's Caring Canadian
A Kisaragi Colour