Order of Ottawa
The Order of Ottawa celebrates outstanding citizens. This prestigious civic award recognizes exceptional citizen contributions in the many areas of city life including arts and culture, business, philanthropy, health care, education, public service, labour, communications and media, science, sports, entertainment or other fields of endeavour that benefit the citizens of Ottawa.
Any resident of Ottawa who has made a significant contribution in a professional capacity that has been of benefit to our community is eligible for nomination.
Submissions consisting exclusively of volunteer work will not be considered. Such submissions, however, could be considered for the Mayor’s City Builder Award, a civic honour created to recognize outstanding volunteerism.
Nominations by immediate family members, self-nominations, and posthumous nominations will not be accepted. Municipal, provincial and federal officials are not eligible to be considered for this award while they are in office.
Nominations will be considered every year for five consecutive years from the date of submission.