Queen's Golden Jubilee Citizenship Medal

In 2002, the Government of Alberta established the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Citizenship Medal and the Premier's Citizenship Award to mark the 50th anniversary of the accession to the throne of Queen Elizabeth II.

When Her Majesty celebrated her Golden Jubilee, she expressed the desire that it be an occasion to honour those who had contributed to their communities through public service and voluntary endeavour.

The Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Citizenship Medal recognizes outstanding citizenship, leadership, community service and volunteerism. Eight young Albertans receive the medal each year, selected from among the Alberta high school students who receive the Premier's Citizenship Award that year. Every Alberta high school may nominate one student each year to receive the Premier's Award. Medal recipients are chosen by a selection committee of Albertans who are themselves outstanding citizens, volunteers, and community members.

The Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Citizenship Medal is accompanied by a letter of congratulations from the Minister of Culture and a cheque in the amount of $5,000. As well, an engraved letter of commendation is presented at a ceremony hosted by the Lieutenant Governor.

The award program is operated in partnership between Culture and Enterprise and Advanced Education.

Entry Information: By nomination for the Premier's Citizenship Award.

Deadline to Nominate: June 1

You can read more about the award.

2012 - 13 Recipients - Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Citizenship Medal

  • Tony Ding from Edmonton
  • Khadija Farooq from Sherwood Park
  • Tayler Hoffmann from Esther
  • Tenille Nadkrynechny from Grande Prairie
  • Nicola Paviglianiti from Calgary
  • Vanessa Peynenburg from St. Albert
  • Samantha Semler from Edmonton
  • Navarana Smith from Canmore
Golden Jubilee Medal
More on the medal recipients
Last reviewed/revised: February 4, 2014