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Civic honours awarded by City Council

Vancouver's Mayor and Council recognize excellence in the citizens and organizations who have made a positive contribution in the arts, culture, business, athletics, and civic engagement.

Annual awards program

Awards of Excellence

We honour people and organizations that make Vancouver a greener, healthier, more diverse, and accessible city. Learn more and nominate someone special.

Mayor's Achievement Award

Mayor's Achievement

The Mayor's Achievement Award recognizes remarkable dedication to improving the quality of life for the citizens of Vancouver.

Other civic honours

Civic Merit Award

Vancouver's Mayor and Council recognize individuals for outstanding achievement in a particular field of endeavour. View the list of those whose names have been inscribed in the Civic Merit Book.

Freedom of the City

The City of Vancouver's highest and most prestigious award. View the list of those who have brought recognition to Vancouver through their exceptional achievements.

Awards for creative and cultural expression

Arts and culture awards

Arts and culture play a vital role in the liveability of any city. In Vancouver, we're proud to be surrounded by excellence and we enjoy celebrating it.

Honouring the preservation of our history

Heritage Awards

The Heritage Awards acknowledge the accomplishments of those who have furthered the goal of cultural heritage stewardship in Vancouver.