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.
2023 recipients – Lieutenant Governor’s Award of Excellence for l’Acadie and Francophonie of Nova Scotia (PDF)
2022 recipients – Lieutenant Governor’s Award of Excellence for l’Acadie and Francophonie of Nova Scotia (PDF)
2021 recipients – Lieutenant Governor’s Award of Excellence for l’Acadie and Francophonie of Nova Scotia (PDF)
Every profile 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.
All nominations must include the following:
- Completed Signed Nomination Form
- Biography of the Nominee that includes an explanation of why they're eligible to receive the award and clearly outline their exceptional abilities
- Other material that supports the nomination (optional)
Nominations that do not include the above requirements are considered incomplete and are not eligible for consideration.
To submit your nomination
Download the nomination form (PDF)
Evaluation criteria (PDF)
All nominations should be submitted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by mail at:
Office of Acadian Affairs and Francophonie
Lieutenant-Governor’s Award of Excellence for l’Acadie and Francophonie of Nova Scotia
1741 Brunswick Street
Halifax NS, B3J 2T3
All submissions must be received before midnight on Sunday, 12 March 2023.
How will nominations be evaluated
Once the submissions have been received, they will be reviewed by a panel of seven 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);
- The President of the Alliance Française Halifax (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 OAA
- A former recipient of the Award
The committee will make its selection and submit for His Honour's review and consideration.
Should your nominee be chosen as the recipient of the Lieutenant-Governor’s Award of Excellence for l’Acadie and Francophonie of Nova Scotia, he or she will be invited to an Award ceremony hosted by the Lieutenant-Governor at Government House. The ceremony is scheduled for 12 April 2023.