Research Western

Order of Canada

The Order recognizes all Canadians, in all sectors of Canadian society. Their contributions are varied, yet they have all enriched the lives of others and made a difference to this country. The Order of Canada's motto is DESIDERANTES MELIOREM PATRIAM (They desire a better country).

Sponsor Guidelines

Subject Areas

The Order of Canada is the centre piece of Canada’s Honours System and recognizes a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation.


Open Competition - Rolling Deadline

Application Method

Any person or group is welcome to nominate a deserving individual as candidate for appointment to the Order of Canada. Nominations should be accompanied by biographical notes detailing the career and achievements of the nominee. It is helpful to include the names of persons who would support the nomination and who could provide information about why the individual deserves the honour. This is a non- monetary award,

Indirect costs are not supported by this program.


Nominated applications to this award will be internally supported and reviewed through a subcommittee of the University Research Board. Applications should be vetted through your Faculty Dean's Office.

Nominations and Full Applications are to be processed through Research Development & Services for institutional signatures, and are to be accompanied by a completed ROLA Proposal. Requests for Institutional signatures should be received no less than 3 days prior to the posted Sponsor deadline.