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Order of Ontario

The Order of Ontario is the province's highest official honour. It recognizes any current or former long-time resident of Ontario who has demonstrated a high level of individual excellence and achievement, in any field, benefiting the people of Ontario or anywhere in the world. Members of The Order of Ontario are entitled to use the post-nominal initials 'O.Ont.'

The Nomination Process

Anyone can nominate, but self-nomination is not accepted. Nominees are long-term residents or former residents of Ontario.

A full nomination package will consist of:


Submissions can be made online using the electronic process. 

If submitting by post please complete the nomination form and send all materials in one package to:

Ontario Honours and Awards Secretariat
Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration
400 University Avenue, 4th Floor
Toronto, ON
M7A 2R9 


The final nomination submission deadline is March 31, 2017.


Interested parties are encouraged to consult with Julaine Hall ( at Research Development & Services regarding this award and the nomination process.