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.

2017 Application Deadline: April 13, 2017

Download Program Guidelines (Word file 44 KB) 

Download Program Application (Word file 43 KB)

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, more than 90 community nominations have been received, and 34 communities have been recognized