Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for Lifetime Achievement

Who can be nominated?

The successful candidates must meet the following criteria. They should:

  • have made an exceptional volunteer contribution (i.e., have not received payment) to heritage conversation over a period of 25 years or more (at the time of the nomination submission deadline)
  • be a resident of Ontario
  • have demonstrated:
    • leadership
    • commitment
    • creativity
    • positive impact on the community, region or province
    • good conservation practices

Note: Posthumous nominations are not eligible.

Note: Directors and employees of the Ontario Heritage Trust and members of their immediate families are not eligible.

Who can nominate?

Nominators can include:

  • local or regional municipalities
  • First Nations band councils
  • Métis community councils
  • conservation authorities
  • local, regional or provincial heritage organizations
  • Ontario Heritage Trust staff

Note: Nominations submitted by municipal councils, regional councils, First Nations band councils or Métis community councils must be supported by a motion of council.

What projects are eligible?

  • service to cultural heritage and natural heritage/environmental organizations or institutions, including:
    • municipal heritage committees
    • conservation authorities
    • land trusts
    • diverse cultural communities
    • environmental organizations
    • museums
    • historical and archaeological sites
  • fundraising and promotion to support conservation activities
  • research and writing, development of publications, creation and delivery of public programming and interpretation and exhibits, websites and other educational material on local history, cultural/natural heritage, the environment, and/or natural history
  • conservation and interpretation of:
    • artifacts
    • archival materials
    • photographs
    • environmental information and collections
  • development and delivery of activities or events that identify, safeguard and promote intangible cultural heritage, including:
    • oral traditions
    • expressions
    • language
    • performing arts – e.g., music, dance or theatre
    • social practices
    • rituals/ceremonies and festive events
    • knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe
    • traditional craftsmanship
  • promotion, celebration and preservation of cultural heritage and biological diversity
  • activities that protect, steward and conserve natural heritage, including:
    • restoring species-at-risk habitats
    • areas of natural and scientific interest
    • provincially significant wetlands
    • watersheds
    • other environmentally sensitive areas
  • activities that protect, steward and conserve cultural heritage, including:
    • buildings/structures
    • streetscapes
    • gardens
    • cultural landscapes
    • heritage conservation districts