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