The Award will recognize individuals whose social, economic or cultural contributions make a difference in the Francophone community and in Nova Scotia as a whole; and is restricted to individuals, thus excluding institutions, groups and couples from the Award.
For the purpose of this Award, the term “Francophonie” is referenced to provide the widest possible scope of eligibility for those who promote the French language and culture in the province.
The Award will be presented in three categories, with one individual recognized in each category:
- A Francophone;
- A Francophile (a person who is not a Francophone but who supports and promotes French language and/or culture);
Note: Nominees in the above two categories must reside or have previously resided in Nova Scotia, and have within the last five years carried out initiatives which have benefited Nova Scotia’s Francophone community.
- A Young Francophone OR Young Francophile (a person under the age of 25).
Note: Nominees in the above category must be under the age of 25 at the time of nomination, reside or have resided in Nova Scotia, and have within the last five years contributed to initiatives which have benefited Nova Scotia’s Francophone community.
In the inaugural year of the Award, two awards per category (six total) may be presented if suitable nominations are received.
Every anecdote on the nominated person should be limited to 300 words. The full submission should not be longer than five printed pages, one side, on 8in x 11in, with single spacing in Arial 12.
To submit your nomination
All nominations should be submitted by
email at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by mail at:
Office of Acadian Affairs and Francophonie
1741 Brunswick Street
Halifax NS, B3J 2R5
All submissions must be received before midnight on Friday 26, February 2021.
How will nominations be evaluated
Once the submissions have been received, they will be reviewed by a panel of six representatives of the Acadian and Francophone community:
- The Rector and Vice-Chancellor of the Université Sainte-Anne (ex-officio);
- The Executive Director of la Fédération acadienne de la Nouvelle-Écosse (ex-officio);
- The Executive Director of Acadian Affairs and Francophonie (ex-officio);
- A Francophone recipient of the Order of Nova Scotia or Order of Canada selected upon the recommendation of the OLG;
- A youth member selected upon the recommendation of the Executive Director of OAAF;
- One former recipient of the Award (excluding the inaugural year).
The committee will make its selection and submit for His Honour's review and consideration.
Those nominees selected for the award will be contacted by March 15, 2021.
Should your nominee be chosen as the recipient of the Lieutenant-Governor’s Francophonie Award, he or she will be invited to an Award ceremony hosted by the Lieutenant-Governor at Government House in March of each year, within three weeks of International Francophonie Day (March 20).