The Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc, ONS, QC., Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia has announced the Lieutenant Governor’s Respectful Citizenship Award will be awarded on Thursday, April 6th, 2023.

This award recognizes those who have developed a project or activity that demonstrates leadership and commitment to creating safe and inclusive spaces in schools and communities in Nova Scotia.


Twenty-two awards can be given annually:

  • Two within each Regional Centre for Education (RCE) and Conseil scolaire acadien provincial (CSAP),
  • Two in the Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey (MK) board, and
  • Two African Nova Scotian students from across the province.

We recognize Nova Scotia’s rich diversity and strive to reflect it in the selection process.    

  • One will be an individual student award, and the other will be a team award for two or more people.
  • An additional two awards can be given if a student is a successful applicant who is homeschooled or enrolled in a private school.
    • Homeschooled students have to be registered with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (EECD).

To be nominated, one must be a registered student in Nova Scotia and enrolled in a grade from Primary to 12.

The nomination deadline is Friday, February 24th, 2023; and the Lieutenant Governor will present the awards on Thursday, April 6th, 2023.

This is a great opportunity for students to be recognized for their dedicated leadership. Please see the information below.

Any additional questions can be sent to Leigh Daniels at (902) 424-2300 or sends e-mail).