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The Province of Saskatchewan has Canada’s second largest honours and awards program, next to Ontario.
Saskatchewan Honours and Awards Program
Saskatchewan Order of Merit
Established in 1985, the Saskatchewan Order of Merit is a prestigious recognition of excellence, achievement and contributions to the social, cultural and economic well being of the province and its residents. The Order recognizes individuals who have made their mark in such areas as the arts, agriculture, business and industry, community leadership, the occupations or professions, public service, research, and volunteer service. It takes precedence over all other provincial honours and awards.
Criteria and Selection
The Athabasca Gallery on the main floor of the Legislative Building contains the photographic portraits of the members of the Order and the citations read at their investiture.
This means that recipients of Saskatchewan's Order of Merit are entitled to wear it on national occasions and recipients of Canada's national honours who also receive Saskatchewan honours may wear both in the sequence approved by the Governor General.
New Nomination Deadline for Saskatchewan’s Highest Honour: Order of Merit to Celebrate 30th Anniversary in 2015
The Saskatchewan Order of Merit – the province’s highest honour – is getting a new nomination deadline and a new investiture date to prepare for its 30th anniversary next year. The deadline for both 2014 and 2015 nominations is November 1, 2014. Recipients will attend a ceremony in May 2015, which will commemorate the provincial honour’s 30th anniversary and the Order’s 30th investiture.