The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

The Canadian AIDS Society (CAS) is honoured to have received 30 Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medals in order to recognize leaders within the HIV/AIDS movement in Canada.  The medals commemorate the 60th anniversary of the accession of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to the Throne, as Queen of Canada.  They recognize 60 000 outstanding Canadians of all ages and from all walks of life, who have built and continue to build this caring society through their service, contributions and achievements.

CAS is seeking your assistance in nominating deserving candidates to receive the awards.

We invite all member groups, organizations within the HIV/AIDS community and people living with HIV/AIDS in Canada to submit candidates who they deem worthy of this honour. Please carefully read the Eligibility Criteria and Guidelines below.

In order to select candidates, CAS has developed a nomination form to be completed for each individual candidate for the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals.  Please complete the form with your nomination and forward it to the Canadian AIDS Society by e-mail to: [email protected] or by fax to 613.563.4998 by Friday, April 27, 2012.

A committee of the CAS Board of Directors will select the successful 30 candidates to receive the medal, based on the submission included for each nominee.

If you have any questions or require assistance, please contact CAS Communications Consultant, Tricia Diduch at [email protected] or at 1.800.499.1986 ext. 130.

Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for this honour, a person…Must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada, but need not necessarily reside in Canada;

  • Must have made a significant contribution to a particular province, territory, region or community within Canada, or an achievement abroad that brings credit to Canada; and
  • Must be alive on February 6, 2012, the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty’s access to the Throne.  The medal can be awarded posthumously, as long as the recipient was alive on that date.

Guidelines for the selection of recipients

The following guidelines have been developed to provide guidance in selecting deserving candidates:

  • The awarding of the medal should focus on the achievements of persons who have helped to build the Canada of today, including seniors, volunteers, veterans and youth;
  • Through their achievements and sustained contribution, the candidates have distinguished themselves from others employed in the same field;
  • Recipients should be highly respected individuals within their community.  The recipients’ names will be part of the public record;
  • The list of recipients should be inclusive and reflect the demographics of the region or community;
  • The selection process should be non-partisan and merit-based;
  • The medal is to be awarded to individuals only, not to groups or couples.

To download a copy of the application please CLICK HERE.