Platinum Jubilee Medal
On June 2, 2022, His Honour the Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc released the design of the Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Medal after approval was received from Her Majesty The Queen. The Platinum Jubilee Medal program concluded on 5 February 2023.
The medal was 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) was a tangible way for the province to honour The Queen’s service while also honouring significant contributions and achievements made by residents. Nova Scotia, along with five additional provinces (New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Manitoba Saskatchewan and Alberta), established Platinum Jubilee Medal Program in 2022. All six programs had a similar set of criteria, the same ribbon and general medal design.
WEARING THE MEDAL
The Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Medal (Nova Scotia) was incorporated into the national table of precedence for wearing orders, decorations and medals, through Federal Order-in-Council 2022-1192. This Order-in-Council authorizes recipients of the Platinum Jubilee Medal to wear the medal alongside other federal and provincial honours of the Crown.
If you have been awarded a Platinum Jubilee Medal from more than one Province, you shall only wear ONE Platinum Jubilee Medal.
The medal shall be worn at the end of the table of precedence for wearing Canadian orders, decorations and medals. The complete list can be found via this link under OTHER. For uniformed personnel, and veterans, it is worn AFTER the RCMP Long Service Medal, Canadian Forces’ Decoration, Service Medal of the Order of St. John and Canadian Corps of Commissionaires Long Service Medal. If you have been awarded the Nova Scotia Police Long Service Medal, the Platinum Jubilee Medal is worn BEFORE this medal.
A helpful guide to wearing Canadian orders, decorations and medals has been created by the Chancellery of Honours at Rideau Hall and can be viewed and downloaded via this link.
The focus of this program was 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 had to:
- 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.
Nominations were considered by partner organizations, notably; the Lieutenant Governor, Premier, Leader of the Opposition, Leader of the Third Party, Members of the Legislative Assembly, the Department of National Defence, Royal Canadian Mounted Police and others. A total of 5,000 medals were awarded and the program concluded on 5 February 2023.
Over the course of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal program, the Lieutenant Governor presided over 28 investiture ceremonies at Government House and other locations, and invested 667 medals to deserving Nova Scotians.