Honours and awards

Celebrate individuals and organizations for making Alberta an even better place to live.


Albertans are known for their generosity, volunteering, hard work, community building, leadership and innovative spirit. These Government of Alberta award programs pay tribute to the individuals and organizations who have helped make the province a better place to live. Read their stories, share in our gratitude, and find out how to nominate the next award recipients.

Next submission deadlines

Early 2023: Great Kids Award

Spring 2023: Inspiration Awards

Recognizing excellence

Created in 1979, The Alberta Order of Excellence (AOE) is the highest honour the Province of Alberta can bestow on a citizen.

Nominate an Albertan for the AOE

Alberta Order of Excellence
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Celebrating great kids

This award honours inspiring Albertans aged 5-18 who have made their communities stronger, despite often facing tough challenges.

Read about the 2022 recipients

See all award programs