Safe and Accepting Schools

    The Nova Scotia Lieutenant Governor’s Respectful Citizenship Award recognizes students in grades Primary to 12, those who attend private schools, or those that are home schooled and registered with the Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development who are making a positive difference in their schools, their communities, and their province.

    There are few things in the world more powerful or more life-changing than a good deed. This award will recognize students from around the province who are going the extra mile to demonstrate leadership and commitment to creating safe and inclusive spaces in schools and /or communities in Nova Scotia where bullying behaviour is not accepted and respectful and responsible relationships are promoted.

    The award will be presented by His Honour Brigadier-General, The Honorable J.J Grant, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia. Eighteen awards can be given annually, two within each school board and two in the Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey (MK) board.

    • One will be an individual student award, and the other will be a team award for two or more people (team may include adults).
    • An additional two awards will be presented if the recipient should be chosen from a private or home school system.

    To be eligible, nominees must demonstrate leadership by developing a school or community project or activity.