Gold Medal – Call for Nominations

The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada invites you to submit the name or names of individuals who are eligible for the Institute's Gold Medal Award.  

Please note that all nominations are confidential and must reach the Institute by 5 p.m. on April 15, 2024. Late or incomplete submissions will not be accepted.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Sylvie Desforges, President's Office, at


To be eligible for this distinguished award, nominees must be Canadian citizens who are scientific, professional or technical employees of federal, provincial, territorial, municipal, regional, or aboriginal government services of Canada. They must be individuals who have made a significant contribution in the field of pure or applied science. The candidate must have performed the work during his or her tenure in the public service. Any eligible person or persons may be nominated by any individual, institute or organization in Canada. Previous nominations for a Professional Institute Gold Medal may be resubmitted. This award will not be made posthumously.

Nomination Procedures

Nominations and supporting documents should be submitted in confidence to:

Office of the President
The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada
250 Tremblay Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1G 3J8
Telephone: 1-800-267-0446 or 613-228-6310
Fax: 1-800-465-7477 or 613-228-9048

Each nomination must include:

  • a concise summary, in non-technical language, of the nominee's achievements, indicating the significance and value to society (no longer than 10 pages, 8-1 / 2 x 11 double-spaced)
  • a complete curriculum vitae (including education and work history)
  • the signatures, names, addresses and positions of at least two (2) qualified references
  • a list of publications (if applicable)
  • any other pertinent information (do not send original works)

Note: The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.

Incomplete submissions or submissions received after that date will not be accepted.


An independent selection panel of individuals not eligible for the award will evaluate the nominations. This panel will select the winner and provide a rationale for its decision. A medal will not be awarded if, in the opinion of the selection panel, no submission worthy of an award has been received.