Awards and Recognition

The Vanier Institute of the Family seeks to understand the diversity of families and the complexity of family life. Each year, the Institute acknowledges those who have made a significant contribution to our understanding through their work, their research, their service or support to families in Canada. Annual awards are voted on annually to honour individuals or organizations that have made a contribution whether a study or a story, leadership or action, ideas or innovation.

Colonel Russell Mann Military and Veteran Family Health Research Award

Each year, the Vanier Institute of the Family recognizes high-quality Canadian research that increases our understanding of military and Veteran family health with the Colonel Russell Mann Military and Veteran Family Health Research Award, delivered annually at Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR) Forum events.

Mirabelli-Glossop Award for Distinguished Contribution

The Mirabelli-Glossop Award for Distinguished Contribution is presented in recognition of exceptional and sustained contributions to the work of the Vanier Institute of the Family. To be recognized, contributions must be made in-kind and serve to enhance the Institute’s commitment to better understanding and supporting the central importance of Canada’s families, in all of their diversity.

Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

This commemorative medal was created to mark the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada, a momentous occasion that has been marked only once before, by Queen Victoria in 1897.

The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal is a tangible way not only for Canada to honour Her Majesty for her service to this country, but also to mark the contributions and achievements by Canadians to their community. During the year of celebrations, 60,000 deserving Canadians were recognized for their outstanding contributions and distinguished service.