Certificates of Merit


The International Council for Canadian Studies bestows annually an international award of merit as a means to recognize the contribution of individuals to the development of Canadian Studies in Canada and abroad. In most instances, the awards recognize institutional and organizational work. The ICCS Certificates of Merit were established in 1988. The first certificates were awarded in 1989.


The award consists of a certificate, which is usually presented to the winner during an event held during the Annual ICCS Meetings, if the recipient is able to attend. Unfortunately the ICCS does not disburse for travel or accommodation, in order for the recipient to receive a Certificate of Merit. If the person cannot attend, the ICCS will send the certificate to the nominator and encourage him/her to identify an event in the person’s city or country of residence which would be suitable for presenting the certificate.


Nominations may come from any country member of the ICCS and may be made by individuals, institutions or organizations. Posthumous or self-nominations will not be considered. The selection of winners is made by the Executive Committee of the ICCS. All nominations are treated confidentially.


Nominations must include:

One-page statement explaining the reasons for the nomination.
200-250 word citation (which will be reproduced on the certificate).
One letter of recommendation.

The deadline to submit a nomination is (March 1, 2019).

Nominations should be sent to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.