This is the highest honour the province can offer a citizen and is given to outstanding Albertans in recognition of a lifetime of service to their community, province and country.
This program helps young people develop a sense of responsibility in themselves and their community by expanding their horizons. The Lieutenant Governor is Honourary Chair of the Alberta and NWT Awards Council.
Established by the Hon. Lois Hole, the program includes two awards. The Distinguished Artist Award (up to three $30,000 awards) is given every second year to recognize outstanding achievement in the arts.
The Circle's True Awards are presented to those demonstrating commitment, passion and ingenuity in reducing stigma and improving lives of those affected by mental illness and addiction.
Launched in 2008 by the Hon. Norman Kwong, this award program from the Alberta Recreation and Parks Association and the Recreation for Life Foundation recognizes individuals and groups working to keep their communities healthy and active.
St. John Ambulance helps Canadians to improve their health, safety and quality of life by providing training and community service. The Lieutenant Governor presides over the ceremony and is Vice-Prior of the Order in Alberta.
The Lieutenant Governor is the Honourary Patron of the Society and presides over the bravery awards held in the fall at Government House in Edmonton.
IPAC is a leading Canadian organization dedicated to the theory and practice of public management. The Lieutenant Governor's Award recognizes excellence in public administration in Alberta.