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Thank you for your interest in submitting an application or nomination for the Governor General's History Awards.

To submit an application or nomination, you must first sign up and create an account. You will then be able to select the appropriate award, fill out the necessary forms, attach the required documents, and request letters of references, if applicable.  Past applicants wishing to update their application should contact Joanna Dawson at to have their submission reactivated. 

The Governor General's History Awards for Excellence in Teaching

The Teaching Award strives to recognize excellence in the teaching of Canadian history, to inspire teachers and schools to strive for excellence in Canadian history education, and to promote and facilitate the sharing of best practices and innovative teaching ideas within Canada’s teaching community. The deadline is April 1, 2018. Read the Rules and Criteria

The Governor General's History Awards for Excellence in Community Programming

The Community Programming Award aims to inspire small, volunteer-led community organizations in the creation of innovative programming that promote and encourage community engagement in history. The deadline is July 15, 2018. Read the Rules and Critieria


The Governor General’s History Awards are administered by Canada’s History Society. If you have any questions or concerns relating to the awards program or the submission process, please contact Joanna Dawson at