Commissioner of Nunavut

Nunavut Commissioner's Awards

Below are the categories for the Commissioner’s Awards. The awards are to recognize people who have distinguished themselves by acts of volunteer / community service, bravery, youth recognition, special skills and humanitarian.

Nomination of Awards

Nominations for awards can be made by residents of the Nunavut Territory. The Hamlets and MLA’s offices have been supportive and are available to assist.

To be considered, nominees for the award must be recommended to the Commissioner by two or more people. They will be required to submit a nomination form available on-line.

Award for Volunteer / Community Service

To recognize citizens who have given significant personal time and efforts to help non-profit community service organizations or their fellow citizens. The award consists of a certificate.

Award for Bravery

Though residents of Canada’s Nunavut Territory are entitled to the same awards for acts of bravery as people in other parts of Canada, some dramatic acts of courage in the Nunavut Territory do not gain national recognition. Therefore, the Commissioner of Nunavut instituted an Award for Bravery, for people in the Nunavut Territory who voluntarily risked their lives to an extraordinary degree in saving or attempting to save the lives of other people, or who voluntarily sacrificed themselves in an heroic manner for the safety of others. Recipients are presented with a certificate.

Award for Humanitarian

One who makes an active effort to promote human welfare and social wellness.

Award for Youth Recognition

To recognize outstanding achievement and accomplishment of young Nunavummiut, between the ages of 15 and 24, who volunteer their time to make a positive difference in their communities and Territory. The award consists of a certificate.

Award for Special Skills

This award is to encourage and recognize individuals, as well as Elders who, through their leadership qualities on passing on traditional knowledge and wisdom, as well as their artistic ability, have been a source of inspiration to the youth and other members of their community or territory. Recipients are presented with a certificate.