Nominations open for King Charles III Coronation Medals

Community members are invited to nominate outstanding individuals who have made a difference in the community for the King Charles III Coronation Medals.

According to a release from the officer of Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands, Mark Gerretsen, the Canadian commemorative medal has been created to mark His Majesty King Charles III’s Coronation on May 6, 2023.

“The King Charles III Coronation Medals are a visible and tangible way to recognize 30,000 outstanding individuals of all ages and from all walks of life who have made a difference in their communities. The Medal will highlight themes that both King Charles III and Canadians hold dear, including service, the environment and sustainability and our nation’s diversity,” the release reads.

A list of nominating partners, representing a broad cross-section of fields of endeavour, was approved by the Prime Minister. The partners will nominate recipients who meet the criteria and will present their medals.

According to the release, MP Gerretsen is a proud partner and will nominate twenty recipients for this Medal. He invites community members to put forward nominations for consideration.

Gerretsen is encouraging community members to consider nominating those who work or volunteer in vital sectors for our city such as education, healthcare, and community outreach, along with others whose actions have had a positive impact on our community, Canada, or the world. He hopes that the King Charles III Coronation Medal nominations will present the opportunity to “recognize unsung individuals who have not yet received recognition for their efforts and that recipients will represent the wide range of community members who make our city a better place to live,” according to the release.

Selections will be merit-based and facilitated by a non-partisan committee, with oversight from the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General. Those selected will be invited to an award ceremony, where Gerretsen will formally present the King Charles III Coronation Medals.

Nominations for the King Charles III Coronation Medals will be accepted until Thursday, Aug. 15, 2024. Community members are encouraged to submit their nominations online, through this form: Alternatively, nominations may be submitted in person at the Member of Parliament’s Constituency Office at 841 Princess Street. Paper forms and PDF forms are available upon request. Information on how to contact the constituency office is available on MP Gerretsen’s website.

According to the release, nominations can be made posthumously, so long as the nominee was alive on Monday, May 6, 2023, when His Majesty was Crowned. Self-nominations will not be accepted, and the medal can only be awarded once. Additionally, nominators of medal recipients and medal recipients should expect their names to be included in a published list once nominations have been completed.

“We strengthen our shared senses of purpose, as Canadians, when we collectively recognize and honour individuals who distinguish themselves by virtue of their achievement, generosity, and service to others. I am grateful for this opportunity to participate in the King Charles III Coronation Medal program,” Gerretsen said.

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