Honours & Awards

Provincial honours and awards are a memorable and distinctive way for the government of British Columbia to thank and pay special tribute to those British Columbian's whose lives exemplify excellence and achievement of the highest order. 

The Order of British Columbia

The Order of British Columbia was established by statute on April 21, 1989, to recognize those persons who have served with the greatest distinction and excelled in any field of endeavour benefiting the people of the Province or elsewhere.


The Medal of Good Citizenship

The Medal of Good Citizenship was launched in 2015 to recognize individuals who have acted in a particularly generous, kind or selfless manner for the common good without expectation of reward. The medal reflects their acts of selflessness, generosity, and service to community life.

Multicultural Awards

The Government of British Columbia, with advice and support from the Province’s Multicultural Advisory Council, organizes the British Columbia Multicultural Awards (previously known as the Provincial Nesika Awards) to honour and celebrate British Columbia’s cultural diversity and indigenous communities.
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