Provincial honours are a memorable and distinctive way for the government of British Columbia to thank and pay special tribute to those British Columbians whose lives exemplify excellence and achievement of the highest order.
The British Columbia Honours and Awards Secretariat is pleased to introduce you to our online nomination process.
Instead of submitting your hard copy nominations, we want to encourage you to use our online nomination template. This web tool is easy to use and allows you to securely submit data online.
You can fill out our online nomination template in no time from virtually anywhere - your home, your work or any public computer. Test it out. If it's not for you, you can still send in your nomination forms by mail.
We are currently experiencing technical issues with the online nomination form in Internet Explorer. We recommend using Google Chrome, Firefox or Safari to fill out the form.
There is no time limit on how long you can take to fill out a nomination on-line, however if you navigate away from the page your information will not be retained.
To make the process easier for you, we suggest you prepare your supporting documents, such as testimonial letters and achievement descriptions, in advance.
If at any time you have a problem or question about the online nomination process, please contact us by e-mail email@example.com or by phone at 250-387-1616.
Welcome to the British Columbia Honours and Awards Secretariat's on-line nomination page. The on-line nomination form is an interactive application that will guide you through all sections of the form and help reduce errors and ensure all relevant sections are filled out.
Before you begin please read the following notices (privacy notice statement and disclaimer). If you have questions or require more information, read the Order of BC Frequently Asked Questions or contact the British Columbia Honours and Awards Secretariat at 250-387-1616 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WARNING to all applicants and guarantors - Any false statement, misrepresentation or concealment of any material fact on this form or any document presented in support of this nomination may lead to refusal or revocation of an honour or award.
This Website is available solely for the convenience of the public. Users assume the risk associated with any transfer of information to the British Columbia Honours and Awards Secretariat and with any other use of this page. The Honours and Awards Secretariat has made all reasonable efforts to protect the confidentiality of the information you provide and to ensure that your electronic transactions with us are secure. However, the Honours and Awards Secretariat is not liable for any damages that may arise from interception, loss, theft or their action regarding your personal information while in transit.
Users are solely responsible for the accuracy of the information provided to the British Columbia Honours and Awards Secretariat via this service.
The British Columbia Honours and Awards Secretariat is not liable for any damage that may arise from any restriction, delay, malfunction or unavailability of the system and reserves the right to withdraw this service at any time without prior notice.
You share responsibility for protecting your personal information. If you are using the online nomination service or fillable PDF forms in a public place (i.e. government information centre, library, educational facility or Internet café) please ensure that you:
The information on this form is collected under the authority of the Provincial Symbols and Honours Act [RSBC 1996 c.380] and Section 26(c) and 27(1)(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act [RSBC 1996 c.165] and will help us to assess the eligibility and to notify recipients of the Order of British Columbia. By submitting this form you are: a) consenting to the collection of your personal information, if any, as disclosed on this form; and b) confirming that information disclosed on this form concerning any individual who has agreed to submit a letter in support of this nomination is either business contact information only or you have obtained the consent of the individual to disclose that individual's personal information, if any, on this form. If you have any questions about the collection, use or disclosure of this information, please contact the Honours and Awards Secretariat at (250) 387-1616 or by e-mail at email@example.com. Knowledge of a proposed nomination should be restricted to the individuals compiling the nomination.
Any resident of British Columbia, or former long-term resident, who has demonstrated outstanding achievement, excellence or distinction in any field of endeavour benefiting the people of the Province or elsewhere is eligible for appointment to the Order.
When preparing to submit your nomination consider the following:
The completed signed nomination form, two signed testimonials and any supporting materials must be submitted electronically as one package. If more than one nomination is submitted for the same nominee, only the first nomination received will be considered. Please contact the Honours and Awards Secretariat for alternate submission options if required.
You are now ready to submit your nomination. Please acknowledge the following:
If you don’t know your nominee’s year of birth, please enter 0000 and provide this information to us before the deadline.
Provide a detailed description of your nominee's achievements.
This includes background information/history, achievements and the results it has had in the community, province or country. Note - this is on what the Advisory Council will base their evaluation. If this field is not complete (i.e. indicates "see attached CV"), your submission will be rejected. Tell us what you know and what you think is particularly noteworthy about your nominee’s service and achievements. You can include:
The statement should be typed and should not exceed one page. You can also access our document How to Write a Compelling Nomination (PDF).
This completed Nomination Form, letters of support and any supporting materials must be received by April 11, 2023 to be considered in 2023. Nominations received after this will be included in the selection process for the next calendar year.
Note: you only need to submit once, do not submit both electronically and by mail.
Please direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org