The Lieutenant Governor's Community Spirit Award

Community Funding and Awards

The Lieutenant Governor's Community Spirit Award

The Lieutenant Governor's Community Spirit Award celebrates the power, strength and diversity of vibrant communities across Nova Scotia. It profiles their achievements and increases their visibility through a formal recognition program. 

Up to four Nova Scotian communities are honoured each year. Recipients are chosen by a selection committee based on community applications that best fit the award’s criteria. Communities selected for the award promote citizen engagement, civic pride and a positive outlook on the future.

Should your community be selected for the Lieutenant Governor's Community Spirit Award, it will be honoured through celebration and recognition. The Lieutenant Governor will attend a community celebration, presenting an award hand-crafted in Nova Scotia that stays in the community and unveiling a sign for display. There will be province-wide public recognition through media.

Join us in celebrating the strengths of community by submitting a nomination!


View a celebration video on Youtube


Award Recipients (links to nomination package) updated October 2015


Acknowledgement of Support

Distinctness is a commodity that is increasing in social and economic value. People are attracted to our unique Nova Scotian communities