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Order of Prince Edward Island Medal THE ORDER OF PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND is the highest honour the Province can bestow. It is the giving of public recognition to individual Islanders whose efforts and accomplishments truly have been exemplary. There are many citizens who make remarkable contributions to the social, economic and cultural life of our province and its people, and the Order of Prince Edward Island is a unique opportunity to honour them.
The Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island is Chancellor of the Order of Prince Edward Island and confers the honour on not more than 3 people in an annual ceremony at Government House. The public nominates deserving individuals. An independent Advisory Council considers each nomination and makes final recommendations to the Premier as President of Executive Council.

Who is Eligible to be Considered for Investiture in the Order?

Anyone presently living in Prince Edward Island, or former long-term residents of the province, is eligible to be considered for investiture in the Order. Elected federal, provincial or municipal representatives and members of the judiciary are not eligible for nomination while still holding office. Posthumous nominations are not accepted.

A list of previous recipients is available.

Can I Nominate Someone?

Nomination Form

Nomination Form
[418K Acrobat file]
Any individual or organization can submit nominations for the Order of Prince Edward Island. If you know of someone who has shown individual excellence or outstanding leadership in the community, or in their chosen profession or occupation, this is your opportunity to have them considered for special honour and recognition. You should use the official nomination form [418K Acrobat file] To have a copy of the nomination form mailed to you, send email to Charles MacKay, or call (902) 368-5970.
Nominations are received throughout the year, up until the annual deadline for the particular year.

Should I Nominate Someone?

The Order of Prince Edward Island has been established as a way of encouraging and acknowledging the outstanding achievements of individual citizens of the province. It is a special act of appreciation to nominate someone you believe is deserving of such an honour.

What Does the Recipient Receive?

English Medal of Merit
French Medal of Merit
The Insignia of the Order of Prince Edward Island includes an impressive enameled medallion (Medal of Merit), which incorporates the Provincial emblem against a background of gold and blue, a stylized lapel pin and a miniature medal for less formal occasions. The Medal of Merit is worn with a ribbon of rust, green and white. Recipients of the Order also receive an official certificate and are entitled to use the letters O.P.E.I. after their names.

Who Makes up the Advisory Council?

The Advisory Council, which reviews nominations and recommends the names of honour recipients, is comprised of the following people:


Leone Bagnall, CM
Hazel Grove

Ex-Officio Members

Lynn Ellsworth
Clerk of the Executive Council

The Honourable Norman H. Carruthers
Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island

H. Wade MacLauchlan
President of the University of Prince Edward Island


Dr. George Dewar, CM

Roger Arsenault

Irene Fraser

Dr. James Murphy

Noel Wilson


Charles MacKay

For more information...

For more information or to request nomination forms, please contact Charles MacKay, telephone (902) 368-5970, or write:

Order of Prince Edward Island
Legislative Assembly
Province House
P.O. Box 2000, Charlottetown
Prince Edward Island
C1A 7N8

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