Governor General’s Awards
Awards in Visual and Media Arts
Performing Arts Awards
General's Performing Arts Awards are presented annually to Canadian performers whose extraordinary lifetime achievements
have contributed significantly to the enrichment of Canada's cultural life. Recipients are chosen from six categories, including
theatre, dance, classical music and opera, popular music, film and broadcasting.
The Michener Award
Launched in 1970 under the auspices of Canada’s third Canadian governor
general, the late Roland Michener, the Michener Award focuses on the degree of
public benefit generated by media projects, both large and small, in print and
broadcast. The annual award is open to daily and weekly newspapers, news agencies,
radio and television stations and networks, as well as periodicals. The winners
are chosen on the basis of hard-hitting impact, journalistic professionalism, and
the resources available for the project. The award is administered by the Michener
The Governor General will present the 2008 Michener Award for meritorious public
service in journalism and the 2009 Michener-Deacon Fellowship during a ceremony
at Rideau Hall on June 10, 2009. (News Release)
For more information, please visit the Michener Awards Foundation website.
The Canada Council for the Arts presents this year’s 71st edition of the Governor General’s Literary Awards, Canada’s oldest and most prestigious awards for English and French language Canadian literature. Laureates were honoured by the Governor General during a ceremony at Rideau Hall on December 13, 2007.
Excellence in Teaching Canadian History Award
Persons Case Award
Awards for Architecture