Queen Elizabeth II Silver 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 Silver Jubilee Medal was created in 1977 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the ascension of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to the throne. The Medal was awarded to recipients in recognition of their worthy and devoted service in various walks of life, and reflected the esteem in which they were held by their associates.
Agencies of government at the federal, provincial and local levels were invited to propose candidates, as were national organizations in every important field of endeavour including the professions, education and arts, veterans’ groups, sports associations, philanthropic and charitable bodies, and welfare services.
Wearing: as prescribed in the protocol for Wearing of Orders, Decorations and Medals (http://www.gg.ca/honours/pdf/wearing_e.pdf)