The Vanier Medal of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada


The Institute of Public Administration of Canada awards annually a gold medal as a mark of distinction and exceptional achievement to a person who, in the opinion of a panel of independent judges, has shown distinctive leadership in public administration in Canada, or who, by his or her writings or other endeavours, has made a significant contribution in the field of public administration in Canada. The late Georges P. Vanier, when Governor General, graciously consented to have the medal known as The Vanier Medal of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada.

Nomination procedure

  1. All nominations for the 2013 Medal shall be made over the signature of not less than three persons, and in order to qualify for consideration, must be received by the CEO at the National Office of the Institute, 1075 Bay Street, Suite 401, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2B1, no later than 31 March 2013.
  2. Each nomination shall be accompanied by a concise description of the work and achievements of the nominee that, in the opinion of the nominators, qualify the nominee for the award, together with such supporting evidence as they may wish the judges to consider.
  3. The CEO shall refer all such nominations received by him to a special committee of five independent judges appointed annually by the Board of Directors of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada.
  4. The committee of judges shall decide on or before 30 June 2013 the person, if any, who is to receive the award for 2013.
  5. No award shall be made in any year if, in the opinion of the judges, no nomination worthy of an award is received.
  6. A nomination may be re-submitted in a subsequent year.

For more information on the Vanier Medal and the conditions of the award, please consult our website at www.ipac.ca/Vanier-Home.

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