♦ Which Award? Flow chart
♦ Past Winners
♦ Contact & FAQs
♦ Awards of Outstanding Achievement
♦ Award of Excellence in Philanthropy
♦ Award of Distinguished Service
♦ Fellows of the CMA
♦ Barbara A. Tyler
Award in Museum Leadership
♦ Dr. Shirley L. Thompson
Young Curators Award
♦ History Alive! Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Museums
♦ ICOM Canada’s International Achievement Award
Awards for Volunteers
♦ Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers
♦ Museum Volunteer Award, presented by the Canadian Federation of Friends of Museums
Each year the CMA presents awards to celebrate and encourage excellence within the Canadian museum sector.
The application and nomination deadline for CMA Awards is November 15. *
A volunteer jury conducts a peer review of all submissions and the successful recipients are honoured at the CMA's national conference.
*The nomination deadline for every CMA award and award partnership is November 15 with the exception of the Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Museums: History Alive!.
Awards at a Glance
For assistance determining which award is the best fit, use our Which Award? Flowchart.
Awards for Volunteers:
- The Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers is an official honour created by the Crown and is part of the Canadian Honours System. The CMA is proud to have been invited by the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General to recognize volunteers within the museum sector on an annual basis.
- The Museum Volunteer Award recognizes individuals or groups who generously volunteer their time and commitment to a museum or related heritage institution and who have made a sustaining impact. This award is a collaboration between the CMA and the Canadian Federation of Friends of Museums (CFFM).