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King Charles III Coronation Medal

Date: 2024-06-20

The Coronation Medal was created to mark the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III, which took place on May 6, 2023. It is the first Canadian commemorative medal to mark a coronation.

The Paramedic Association of Canada (PAC) and its provincial chapters have been identified as partner organizations that will nominate and present medals to individuals who meet the medal’s eligibility criteria. The list of partners was developed by the Government of Canada. Nominations of paramedics from the general public will not be accepted by PAC.

This year, 30,000 deserving individuals will be recognized for their contributions to Canada or to a particular province, territory or community, or for their outstanding achievement abroad that has brought great credit to our country. Candidates may only be awarded one King Charles III Coronation Medal. As well, this medal can be awarded posthumously as long as the recipient was alive on May 6, 2023, the date of The King’s coronation.

The Office of the Secretary to the Governor General is responsible for administering the King Charles III Coronation Medal program. 

How to Nominate a Paramedic

The OPA's nomination process for the King Charles III Coronation Medal is the most technologically advanced in Canada and takes less than 2 minutes.

To nominate a paramedic for the King Charles III Coronation Medal, paramedics must login to your member account (see links for chapter websites below) and proceed to the menu "OPA Award Nominations". 


A total of 30,000 medals being presented nationally to honour Canadians who made significant contributions to the country, a province, territory, region, or community, or achieved abroad in a way that brought credit to Canada.

Paramedic Association of Canada (PAC) has been selected by the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General as a partner organization to present 175 King Charles III Coronation Medals

Important Dates

  • Nominations must be submitted to the OPA by July 31, 2024
  • Nominations shall be submitted to the Chancellery by Dec 31, 2024
  • Medals shall be presented by March 31, 2025


  • Provincial chapters must forward their list of nominees to be compiled and submitted as a single PAC submission.
  • PAC Educator Chapter members should be considered in each provincial distribution number.
  • PAC Canadian Armed Forces members are independently included in the CAF medal program, and the CAF chapter should not be assigned any overlapping addition medals

Administered by the Chancellery of Honours

  • The Chancellery of Honours, as part of the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General, administers the King Charles III Coronation Medal program. 
  • For more information on the King Charles III’s Coronation Medal, please visit www.gg.ca/coronation

It is important to note that Paramedic Association of Canada is in control of the distribution of medals allotted to paramedics, of which Ontario should receive approximately 25.

Last, 30,000 medals for all Canadians is not a lot of medals at all, but that should also ensure the King Charles III Coronation Medal is always more coveted and prestigious. 

Nomination forms are in your chapter website:



Professional Paramedic Association of Ottawa

  • 343 Preston Street (11th Floor)
    Ottawa ON K1S 1N4