Heritage Award

Heritage Award

The Friends of The OPP Museum annual Heritage Award program recognizes individuals for their non-fiction research and writing that adds substantially to the knowledge and celebration of the Ontario Provincial Police.

Key Selection Criteria:

  • Impact and contribution of the work to OPP’s Heritage.
  • Quality of time, effort and writing.
  • Depth and breadth of research techniques.

Key Eligibility Information:

  • Persons nominated must be living at the time of the submission.
  • Work does not have to be published or completed for consideration.
  • Range of acceptable work includes books, research papers, thesis, essays, research databases, and newspaper/magazine/journal publications.
  • Work does not have to be historic in nature. They may be about current OPP operations that will have long-term significance in the evolving story of the OPP.

The Heritage Award is non-monetary and will be presented to the recipient by OPP Commissioner Thomas Carrique at an OPP Regional Awards Ceremony, where special attention and recognition can be accorded to the author’s work.

“It has been our honour to recognize such notable and important contributions to the research and recording of OPP history,” said Dave Osborne, Friends’ Past President. “If you know someone who has researched our history, or who has stories to tell, and perhaps has already recorded them, please have them contact us. Please help us identify these people so we can duly recognize and honour them.”


Nomination Criteria

Nomination Form

Letter of Support Template

Previous Award Winners

Sergeant (ret.) Bill Lee

Bonnie Lachappelle

Kate Lines

Henry Kostuck

Andy Maksymchuk & Michael Barnes

Eric Booth & Jim Watt