Overview

The Premier’s Citizenship Award is one of three Alberta Citizenship Awards that recognize students who have contributed to their communities through public service and voluntary endeavour.

The Government of Alberta annually presents one award to a student enrolled in each high school in Alberta. Each recipient receives a letter of commendation from the Premier.

You must be nominated for this award to be considered for an Alberta Centennial Award or a Queen’s Golden Jubilee Citizenship Award.

Eligibility

A nominee must:

  • be a Canadian Citizen, a Permanent Resident, or Protected Person (visa students are not eligible)
  • be an Alberta resident, for which one of the following conditions must apply:
    • one parent, or legal guardian has maintained permanent residence in Canada for at least 12 consecutive months immediately prior to commencing post-secondary studies and be residing in Alberta, or
    • Alberta is the last place the student has lived 12 consecutive months immediately prior to commencing post-secondary studies
  • be graduating from high school in the current academic year

Application process

Alberta high schools can each select one recipient for the Premier's Citizenship Award. Students may wish to contact their school administration to be considered for nomination.

To select a recipient, schools must submit a completed and signed Alberta Citizenship Awards Application form (PDF, 282 KB). Students and school administration should work together to compile and submit this document.

What student attributes should be considered?

The nominee should display outstanding characteristics in:

  • citizenship
  • leadership
  • community service and/or engagement in volunteer work

The nominee should have also demonstrated initiative and have had a positive impact in the community/school.

Please note: Academic achievement is not a requirement for these awards.

Additional information

Additional submission materials and eligibility criteria are required to be considered for an Alberta Centennial Award or a Queen’s Golden Jubilee Citizenship Award.

The deadline for schools to submit nominations is June 1, of every year.

Contact

To connect with the Alberta Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women, Arts Branch:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-427-6315
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Fax: 780-422-9132
Email: artsbranch@gov.ab.ca

Mailing address:
Alberta Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women, Arts Branch
10708 105 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta  T5H 0A1