Nominations Open For Nova Scotia’s 2022 Community Spirit Award

The Lieutenant-Governor’s Community Spirit Award celebrates the power, strength, and diversity of vibrant communities in Nova Scotia

Beginning today, April 6, Nova Scotians can show their community pride by submitting nominations for the 2022 Lieutenant-Governor’s Community Spirit Award.

“We are living in extraordinary times, and I am inspired by the determination and heart that exists in communities across the province,” said Lt.-Gov. Arthur J. LeBlanc. “Nova Scotians continuously find ways to improve the lives of those around them and create positive change in their regions, municipalities and towns.”

The Department of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage administers the award. Up to four communities are chosen by a selection committee based on the award’s criteria.

“The Lieutenant-Governor’s Community Spirit Award is an opportunity to raise awareness about the incredible work community members do to contribute to a healthy, prosperous province,” said Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage Minister Pat Dunn. “Working together is the key to making sure all Nova Scotians have the best quality of life possible.”

The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, May 20. Award applications and more information are available at:

The community spirit award program was established by then Lt.-Gov. Mayann Francis in 2007 and has been awarded to 48 communities since 2008.