Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship

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Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship
Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship.png
Ribbon bar of the medal
Awarded by the Government of Ontario
Country  Canada
Type Medal
Eligibility Residents of Ontario not holding elected office.
Awarded for Exceptional long-term efforts, making outstanding contributions to the well being of communities.
Status Currently awarded
Post-nominals O.M.C.
Statistics
Established 1973
Precedence
Next (higher) Queen's Medal for Champion Shot
Next (lower) Ontario Medal for Police Bravery

The Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship is an honorary medal produced by the Canadian Province of Ontario. It was established by the Government of Ontario in 1973 to recognize people who, through exceptional long-term efforts, have made outstanding contributions to the well being of their communities and whose assistance is given without expectation of remuneration or reward. Typically, eleven to thirteen medals are awarded each year.[1]

Medal recipients are selected by an independent Advisory Council which has the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario as its honorary chair. Nominations for the medal may be made by any person or organization, however self nominations will not be considered. Nominees for the medal must be residents of Ontario. No elected federal, provincial, or municipal representative may be awarded the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship while such person remains in office. The medal may not be awarded posthumously unless the Advisory Council had selected the recipient prior to their death.[2]

Within the Canadian order of precedence for decorations and medals, the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship is worn after the Queen's Medal for Champion Shot and before the Ontario Medal for Police Bravery.[3]

Recipients of the medal are entitled to use the postnominal letters O.M.C.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship". Ontario Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration, and International Trade. 
  2. ^ "The Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship" (PDF). Ontario Honours and Awards Secretariat. Retrieved 27 March 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Order of Precedence". The Governor General of Canada. Retrieved 27 March 2016.