Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee Medal

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

A new commemorative medal has been created to mark the 70th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne. The Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Medal (Nova Scotia) will be a tangible way for the province to honour The Queen’s service while also honouring the significant contributions and achievements made by residents. Nova Scotia, along with several other provinces, has established a Platinum Jubilee Medal Program for the 2022 celebrations.

The Department of Intergovernmental Affair’s Protocol and Honours Secretariat, in partnership with the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, will administer the program.

The inaugural presentation ceremony will take place on June 2, 2022, the anniversary of The Queen’s Coronation in 1953.

Further details about the program, nomination process and program partners will be released on May 1, 2022. 

Eligibility criteria

The focus of this program is to honour those who have devoted themselves to the service of others, especially throughout the pandemic, be it as a result of their job, volunteer work or contributions to their community.       

To be eligible for this honour, a person must:

  • Be a resident of Nova Scotia or have a strong direct connection with the Province;
  • Have made a significant contribution to Canada, Nova Scotia or to a particular region or community; and 
  • Have been alive on 6 February 2022, the 70th anniversary of Her Majesty’s accession to the Throne.       

Nomination process

Partners in the program will be asked to seek out those who have made a meaningful contribution to the province or their community. The medal program will honour significant contributions and achievements throughout Nova Scotia during this unprecedented anniversary year.   

The formal nomination process will commence on May 1, 2022, and a list of nominating partners will be released at that time. A total of 5,000 medals will be awarded to Nova Scotians.     

For more information click HERE to read our Frequently Asked Questions document.

Questions concerning the Platinum Jubilee Medal program may be sent to jubileemedal@novascotia.ca or by calling 902-424-4199 or 424-7001.