DOWNLOAD the 2018-19 Honours and Awards Nomination Brochure 


Please note: Our new website will be launching November 1, featuring an online nomination submission tool. Until then, please download a copy of the nomination brochure and email the completed form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Supporting materials should be attached to same email, or, for larger files, uploaded to a Dropbox link. If you have any questions (or require any assistance) please call the our office at 416-226-9011. Alternatively, nominations can still be mailed to the OHS office at 34 Parkview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario  M2N 3Y2. 


In 1967, The Ontario Historical Society established an awards program to honour individuals and organizations who have contributed significantly to the preservation and promotion of Ontario's heritage. Over the years, new awards have been instituted; sixteen are now offered. The Awards program is intended both to acknowledge the work of outstanding individuals and organizations, and to raise public awareness of Ontario's history and the people who work to preserve and interpret it.

All recipients of awards receive recognition in subsequent publicity, and a framed certificate accompanied by a copy of the citation acknowledging their contribution to the heritage community.

All interested organizations or individuals are invited to participate in the Awards program by submitting a nomination. Self nominations are acceptable, with some restrictions in the case of the Dorothy Duncan Award.

Nominees may be volunteers, professionals, non-profit organizations, businesses or corporations as indicated in the award criteria. Books are only eligible for one book award category. All nominations are assessed by The Ontario Historical Society's Honours and Awards Committee.

Read a brief history of the OHS's Honours and Awards Program and learn about the names behind the awards.



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