The Lieutenant Governor’s Medal of Distinction in Public Administration is considered Ontario’s highest honour for public service. It is presented annually by the Lieutenant Governor to an individual who has displayed dedication, commitment, and leadership in the field of public administration in Ontario. Current or former practitioners from any level of government and public sector agencies, boards and commissions in Ontario, teachers or students of public administration are eligible for nomination.
Service in any field of public administration, including work of an administrative or professional nature, is considered relevant. Professional contributions should relate to administrative and management activities rather than a scientific or technical activities.
Federal Government employees are eligible for consideration for the award, but the focus of their work must have been primarily in Ontario.
Executive members of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada, whether national or regional, are not eligible to receive the Medal while holding office.
Persons actively engaged in politics, although they may have shown distinctive leadership in public administration or made outstanding contributions thereto, are not eligible to receive the Medal.
Nominations can be submitted by members and non-members of IPAC. Self-nominations will also be accepted. All nominations must meet the nominations requirements outlined earlier.