Awards

Learn about the Commissioner of Yukon's awards.



Order of Yukon

The Order of Yukon is the highest honour in the territory, equivalent to similar honours across the country. This order is for an individual who:

  • has demonstrated excellence and achievement and made outstanding contributions to the social, cultural or economic wellbeing of Yukon and its residents; and
  • is a living, Canadian citizen who has been or still is a long-time Yukoner.

Download the nomination form.

Download the nomination checklist sheet.

Deadline: October 28, 2022

The Order of Yukon


Order of Yukon inductees

2021

  • Peter Menzies 
  • David Mossop
  • Dr. David Storey

2020

  • Keith Byram
  • Jack Cable
  • Bess Cooley
  • William Klassen
  • Dr. Sally Macdonald
  • Agnes Mills
  • Doug Phillips
  • Gertie Tom
  • Honourable Ron Veale
  • Frances Woolsey

2019

  • Doug Bell
  • Honourable Ione J Christensen CM
  • Patricia Ellis
  • Judy Gingell
  • Percy Henry
  • Gary Hewitt
  • Rolf Hougen CM
  • Dave Joe
  • Sam Johnston
  • Lyall Murdoch


Recipients of the Bravery Award and Public Volunteer Service Award

View the list of recipients of the Commissioner of Yukon's Bravery Award and Public Volunteer Service Award.


Commissioner of Yukon awards

The Borealis Prize: The Commissioner of Yukon Award for Literary Contribution

This prize recognizes excellence in contributions by the writers, publishers, editors and literary community builders of Yukon.

This prize is given in collaboration with the BC and Yukon Book Prizes.

Get more information on this prize and the nomination process.


Bravery Award

This award is for an individual who:

  • has performed an outstanding act of bravery; and
  • has responded with great effort, at considerable personal risk in hazardous circumstances to save or safeguard, or attempt to save or safeguard, the life of 1 or more people.

Get more information on this award and the nomination process.


Daisy Mason Wellness Fund

This fund is for an individual or group that:

  • is a Yukon First Nations Citizen;
  • promotes wellness; and
  • demonstrates initiatives in helping First Nations people in their community through wellbeing, healing and personal development training and activities.

The fund is open to all ages from youth to Elder. 

Get more information on this prize and the application process.


Outstanding Youth Achievement Award

This award is for Yukon youth who:

  • are involved in their Yukon communities in constructive and positive ways such as volunteering, fundraising, helping seniors and Elders and being a positive role model;
  • are a Yukon resident and between 15 and 20 years old by April 1 of the nomination year; and
  • have bettered themselves, their community and others through their actions.

This award is given in collaboration with the Yukon Youth Directorate.  

Get more information on this award and the nomination process.


Public Volunteer Service Award

This award is for an individual who has made a significant volunteer contribution to Yukon business, academics, arts, culture or society outside of their regular employment.

This award can only be received once.

Get more information on this award and the nomination process.



How to write a powerful nomination


Read our guide for how to write a powerful nomination.



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