What are Recognition Awards?

The goal of the contest is to recognize exceptional individuals in the Quebec public administration and public service who make a real difference in their environment by improving the quality of life of fellow citizens or colleagues.

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Each winner participates in...


An official award ceremony
Including a prize of $2,500 prize


A VIP experience at La Capitale's
annual general assembly


Promotional photo
and video shoots

Selection criteria

  • People-first attitude

  • Engagement

  • Exceptional dedication and initiative

  • Results

Takes care of the well-being of people by demonstrating respect and empathy.

Takes an active role in improving the lives of others and applies the values of mutual aid and solidarity in his or her milieu

Is a role model to others due to his or her actions and initiatives that go above and beyond.

The nominee makes a difference in his or her milieu and produce concrete results or benefits.


Nominate a person who is actively employed in one of the following sectors:

  • A ministry, public or parapublic agency, or crown corporation

  • The public health and social services sector

  • Public education sector

  • The municipal sector

A ministry, public or parapublic agency, or crown corporation

For example, professional, technician, office staff, labourer, manager, etc.

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The public health and social services sector

For example, physician, nurse, occupational therapist, kinesiologist, etc.

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Public education sector

For example, teacher, guidance counsellor, special needs teacher, trainer, etc.

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The municipal sector

For example, police officer, firefighter, urban planner, land surveyor, labourer, etc.

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Important dates

September 5, 2018
Contest launch

February 5, 2019
Closure of nomination period

February 15, 2019
Jury deliberations

April 8, 2019
Announcement of winners