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Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal


Commemorative medals are struck from time to time to mark important anniversaries and other great occasions. In keeping with that tradition, the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal was created in 2002 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the ascension of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to the throne. The Medal was awarded to Canadians who have made outstanding and exemplary contributions to their communities or to Canada as a whole.

The award focuses both on the achievements of those people who, over the past 50 years, have helped create the Canada of today, and on the achievements of younger Canadians who are actively contributing to our future.

In order to ensure all regions of Canada were represented, various organizations were invited to propose candidates, including the federal, provincial and territorial levels of government; national professional, educational and cultural organizations; the military; the Royal Canadian Mounted Police; veterans’ groups; sports associations; and philanthropic and charitable bodies.

Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal

Description: a circular gold-plated bronze medal with a thin raised edge:

  • on the obverse of which is an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, wearing the King George IV State Diadem, circumscribed with QUEEN OF CANADA . REINE DU CANADA, and
  • on the reverse of which is a large stylized maple leaf, with CANADA inscribed at the bottom, and 1952 and 2002 inscribed on either side of the Royal Cipher and Crown
  • the Medal is worn suspended from a broad royal blue ribbon, with red outer stripes, and double white stripes with a red central stripe
Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal

Wearing: as prescribed in the protocol for Wearing of Orders, Decorations and Medals (http://www.gg.ca/honours/pdf/wearing_e.pdf)

Search: Golden Jubilee Medal Recipient List

Updated: 2018-03-26
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