The King Charles III Coronation Medal

A Canadian commemorative medal has been created to mark His Majesty King Charles III’s Coronation on May 6, 2023. The King Charles III Coronation Medal is
a visible and tangible way to recognize 30 000 outstanding individuals of all ages and from all walks of life who have made a difference in their communities.

To ensure the broadest possible recognition, several partners have been invited to nominate candidates from their communities or organizations for this national honour. This medal
program is administered by the Chancellery of Honours, as part of the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General (OSGG).


To be eligible for this honour, a person must have:

  • Made significant contributions to the country, a province, territory, region, or community, or made an outstanding achievement abroad that brings credit; and
  • Been alive on May 6, 2023, the date His Majesty was crowned. Nominations can be made posthumously if the nominee was alive on that date.


The following guidelines have been developed to assist nominators:

  • Nominations should focus on the achievements of paramedics who have helped advanced paramedicine and the association.
  • Nominees may be selected for their long service and good conduct as a volunteer or member of an organization; for having demonstrated high professionalism; or for
    performing a deed or activity that brings credit to Canada or the association.
  • Through their achievements and sustained contributions, nominees will have distinguished themselves as paramedics.
  • The list of nominees should be inclusive and reflect the demographics of the region or community, with particular attention given to individuals belonging to groups that have
    been historically under-represented.
  • The Medal is to be awarded to individuals only, not to groups, organization or couples.
  • Nominations from the public or self-nominations will not be accepted. All nominations must be submitted by partner organizations to the government.
  • Recipient names and their nominators will be published.

Selection Process

The APA Award and Recognition Committee is tasked with identifying eligible candidates. The committee will ensure that the APA selection process meet the following essential criteria:

  • The selection process should be non-partisan and merit based.
  • Nominees must meet the award nomination eligibility requirements.
  • Ensure that the selection process fairly and reasonably represent the paramedic distribution of the APA and Alberta.
  • Nominees must not have been convicted of a criminal offence nor have been subject to an official sanction by an adjudicating body, professional regulatory agency,
    association, or other organization, or conducted themselves in a manner that constitutes a significant departure from generally recognized standards of public
    behaviour that may undermine the credibility, integrity or relevance of the Canadian Honours System, or detract from the intent of the award.

The committee will, by no later than August 1, 2024:

  • Collate a summary of each nominees’ achievements (40 words or 250 characters maximum) that will be provided to assist in identifying duplicate nominations. These
    summaries are for internal use only and will not be published but will need to be provided to government / the Paramedic Association Canda as part of the submitted
    list of selected recipients.
  • Address situations where a nominated person has had a duplicate nomination and there is a need to recommend an alternate.


It will be the responsibility of the Award and Recognition Committee to contact and invite the recipients to the presentation ceremony. All medals should be presented by March 31, 2025, in keeping with the governmental award presentation guidelines.

Withdrawal of Recognition

Any award reporting will be communicated by the APA Board, to the PAC and the Chancellery of Honours, as part of the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General (OSGG) of Canada.

Key Dates

  • Nomination deadline: June 20, 2024
  • Submission of nomination to PAC: August 1, 2024
  • Presentation Ceremony: March 31, 2024