Lieutenant Governor’s Youth Medal

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for nomination by an educational institution, the student must, at the nomination deadline:

  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident within the meaning of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (S.C. 2001, c. 27) and live permanently in Québec;
  • be under 29 years of age;
  • be enrolled in a public or private high school, college or university or a vocational training centre (in a school service centre or school board) that is located in Québec and that offers a program recognized by the Ministère de l’Éducation and the Ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur;
  • have, through their involvement:
    • demonstrated sustained volunteer involvement in social or community activities;
    • shown an inspiring attitude, had a positive influence on a group or community;
  • be able to achieve the objectives of their program of study.

The administration of the educational institution that submits the nomination must:

  • duly complete the electronic nomination form;
  • recommend the nomination.

Only nominations for living people can be accepted. However, the nomination remains eligible if the death occurs after the nomination has been submitted.

Allotment of the Medals

The Lieutenant Governor’s Youth Medals are allowed as follows, by type of educational institution:

Type of Educational Institution Number of Lieutenant Governor’s Youth Medals
High school 1 medal
Vocational training centre 1 medal
College 2 medals
University 4 medals

Factors that may lead to the rejection of a nomination

  • The student has already been awarded the Lieutenant Governor’s Youth Medal since 2008.
  • The nomination form was completed by the student in question.
  • The presentation text is too short or incomplete or written in the form of a curriculum vitae.
  • The text was written by the nominee to justify receiving the medal; the text must be written in the third-person singular.

The Lieutenant Governor reserves the right to refuse any nomination that does not meet the eligibility criteria, or for any other motive.


The nomination period begins on November 1st of each year and lasts three months. A member of the educational institution’s staff, designated by the administration, must complete the electronic nomination form for each nominee by February 1st of each year. Only the electronic form is accepted and it is available on the secure site whose address is provided in the letter sent each year to the administration of the educational institution.

We invite school administrators who wish to submit nominations and who have not received our letter to write to us at

The form is no longer accessible after the deadline, to allow sufficient time for nominations to be processed. No extension will be granted for the submission of nomination forms, for any reason.

A few instructions before completing the form

When completing the form, you must:

  • maintain discreetness surrounding each nomination to avoid disappointment, uneasiness or discomfort for the administration of the educational institution submitting the application if it is unsuccessful – at the end of the selection process, the Lieutenant Governor’s Chief of Staff and Private Secretary will inform the nominees by letter and formal invitation. The awarding of the medal is not automatic;
  • use accents, hyphens and upper- and lower-case letters;
  • fields marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory. Failure to complete a mandatory field will prevent you from proceeding to the next step;
  • please do not use all capital letters – this is not permitted and will result in the rejection of the form;
  • be sure to correctly spell the nominee’s first and last names at birth, as this information will be used as provided for the designation of the recipient.

Other instructions

In a well-written text of no more than 500 words, describe how the nominee meets the eligibility criteria listed above and how they stand out. Here are a few suggestions:

  • avoid writing a text that is merely a curriculum vitae-style itemization or a simple list of associations or actions. Do not reproduce, word for word, a text written by the nominee, since your text must be written in the third person. If you fail to meet this requirement, your nomination may be rejected;
  • avoid using acronyms or abbreviations when naming committees, organizations or clubs. Please provide the full name of each organization and, if necessary, a brief explanation of its nature;
  • choose clear, meaningful words to describe the nominee’s praiseworthy actions, as the nomination will be evaluated based on your text;
  • write your text in the language (French or English) in which you would like the recipient to be presented during the ceremony.

In accordance with our writing guidelines, you must also provide a summary, in no more than 60 words, of the nominee’s main achievements and their influence in the community or educational institution. This text will be used to introduce the recipient at the award ceremony.

You must ensure that the nominee meets the program’s eligibility criteria, particularly the criteria of being a Canadian citizen or permanent resident within the meaning of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (SC 2001, c 27) and residing permanently in Québec.

Award Ceremonies

The medal will be presented to the recipients at a ceremony presided over by the Lieutenant Governor.

On receipt of an official letter of invitation from the Lieutenant Governor's Chief of Staff and Private Secretary, each recipient must attend in person to the ceremony to which they have been invited in order to receive the medal. Only deceased recipients can be represented by someone else.

There are no financial rewards associated with the Lieutenant Governor's Honours Program.

How to obtain free souvenir photos

By visiting the website then to access the photographs :

  • please select the year of your event to locate your ceremony and view the photographs;
  • once you've chosen a photo, you can save it by clicking on the arrow at the bottom right of the photo, then click on « Ouvrir » (Open) or « Enregistrer sous… » (Save as) in the directory of your choice.

Please note that it can take from 3 to 21 days for photographs taken during the ceremony to be processed and uploaded.

If you encounter any difficulties, please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail at : or by phone at          1-866-791-0766.