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.
Nominations for the Order of Ottawa or the Brian Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching may be completed online or by completing a nomination form, available at your local community centre, public library or any Client Service Centre.
You can also download and print a copy of the nomination formPDF opens in a new tab or window.
City of Ottawa
Order of Ottawa Selection Committee
c/o Office of Protocol
110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1
The nomination deadline is Friday, September 13, 2019 at 11:59 P.M. EST.
All nominations are considered by a Selection Committee comprised of the Mayor or Deputy Mayor, City Clerk and Solicitor, Chief of Police, Chief of Protocol, City Archivist, and the Chief Executive Officer, Library Services.
The Mayor of the City of Ottawa invests the recipients at an annual civic ceremony. Recipients and their nominators are notified in advance of the investiture.