Adult Awards

Do it today - award a Member!

Our adult members are the cornerstone of Girl Guides of Canada. Recognizing our Adult Members for a job well done is a key component of valuing their efforts. Formal awards can be granted throughout the year and are an excellent opportunity to publicly recognize the Member’s contribution to Guiding. Informal recognition in the way of a simple thank you or kind word of appreciation should be ongoing. Read more about the types of awards and recognition possible as well as the steps for nominating a member.

Types of Awards and Recognition

Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada believes it is important that all Guiders are acknowledged for their support of Guiding and the role they play in helping girls be everything they want to be.

Download the Québec Awards Booklet or ask the provincial office for a printed copy.

Québec Award

The Québec Award is given for distinctive contributions to Guiding in Québec. The Member must be a registered adult Member in good standing with GGC and must hold the Gold Merit award or equivalent.

Québec Provincial Commissioner’s Award

The Québec Provincial Commissioner’s Award is given to recognize a Guider who has undertaken to plan and execute a special event on behalf of GGC-Québec Council. The Québec Guider must be an active registered Member in good standing. The Guider must Chair or Co-chair a provincial event for girls and Guiders. The provincial commissioner determines who will receive this award. A letter of support from the provincial commissioner will be given to the Guider at the time of presentation.

Provincial Letter of Congratulations

The Provincial Letter of Congratulations can be requested from the provincial office when a situation arises which is not covered by any other form of recognition. A request for a Provincial Letter of Congratulations from the provincial commissioner requires approval from the Awards Team.

For information on the following awards and recognition, consult the Adult Member Support Procedures - Module 6 - Awards and Recognition

Membership Pins Letters of Commendation 
Commissioner Award Pin Merit Awards
New Unit Guider Appreciation Pin Medal of Merit
Unit Guider Award Team Award
Certificate of Appreciation Gold Thanks Pin
Silver Thanks Pin  


National Awards:  
Beaver Award Gold Maple Leaf 
Honourary Life Award  Fortitude Award 
Valour Award  

Steps for Nominating a Member

  1. Recognize the Member you want to acknowledge for her contribution to Guiding.
  2. Consult “Section 5.0 - Awards” in Guiding Essentials.
  3. Select the award that matches the service of the Member you are nominating.
  4. Complete the Awards Application (R.3). Ensure that you have filled in the information needed for the appropriate award. The nominated Member’s iMIS Membership number can be obtained from the provincial office or on your Unit Roster accessible in Member Zone.
  5. Write a letter of support about why you think this Member is deserving of the award.
  6. A second letter may be required; ask another Member to write this additional letter of support for your nomination.
  7. Send the R.3 form, the iMIS profile and the letters of support to each member of the awarding council, Provincial Council or the Awards Team. In the case of a National award, send the R.3 and accompanying documents to National.
  8. Forward the completed R.3 form to the Awards Team at once the award has been approved to ensure that the Guider’s iMIS profile is brought up-to-date.
  9. Decide if the requested award is not approved, what award would be an acceptable substitution.

Consult Adult Member Support Procedures - Module 6 - Awards and Recognition for the following:

  • Tips for Increasing Awards
  • Tips for Writing a Letter of Support
  • Sample Letter of Support
  • Sample Letter of Commendation

You can also read more about Awards in section 5.0 of Guiding Essentials.

Questions? Contact the Awards Team:

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