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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.

Successful communities are honoured through celebration and recognition. The Lieutenant Governor attends a community celebration, presents a hand-crafted award and unveils a sign to display in the community. There is province-wide public recognition through the media.

Applications for the 2020 Lieutenant Governor’s Community Spirit Award Program will be accepted from April 6th until the deadline, midnight May 15th, 2020. Applications received after this date will not be considered.

Application (English)

Guidelines (English)

Formulaire de demande (français)

Lignes directrices (français)

Criteria Checklist (Excel file 50 KB)

FAQ (Word file 45 KB)


Previous Awards

View a celebration video on Youtube

Award Recipients (links to nomination package)

Acknowledgement of Support

Since 2008, 108 community nominations have been received, and 40 communities have been recognized.