Vimy Award Guidelines


Established in 1991, the Vimy Award recognizes Canadians who have made outstanding commitments to Canadian security and defence and towards preserving our democratic values, normally as a life-long achievement. The award honours the bravery and sacrifice of the Canadian soldiers – comprising the four divisions of the Canadian Corps – who were victorious in the battle of Vimy Ridge in April 1917.



Who can submit a nomination?

Nominations may be made by individuals who are not members of the Selection Committee, or by organizations, and must be submitted in either of Canada’s official languages.

Simple Steps to Submitting your Nomination

  1. Fill out Nomination Form: Click here
  2. All nominations must consist of a clear summary of the reasons for the nomination, at least two letters of support and include examples of their work.
  3. Biography of the Nominee
  4. Adhere to Nomination Deadline of August 15th, 2019

Methods of nomination submission

Vimy Award Selection Committee
Conference of Defence Associations and CDA Institute
900-75 Albert Street,
Ottawa, ON, K1P 5E7


Subject Line: Vimy Award 2019 Nomination

Please note: Electronic submissions are preferred.


Should you require any further information please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Jennifer Pitre
Director of Operations
CDA Institute

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