Canadian Centennial Medal
Canadian Centennial Medal is a commemorative medal struck by the Royal Canadian Mint in 1967. It was created to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Confederation of Canada and was awarded to Canadians who were recommended by governments and associations for having provided valuable service to Canada.
As with other commemorative medals, to ensure that the recipients of this honour were representative of all Canadians, many bodies were included in the nomination process including all levels of government, national professional, educational and cultural organizations, military and protective services, veterans’ groups, sports associations, and philanthropic and charitable bodies.
29,500 medals were issued, of which 8,500 went to the Canadian Armed Forces.
The medal features The Royal Cypher EIIR surmounted by a crown is superimposed on a large single maple leaf. The inscription around the circumference reads CONFEDERATION · CANADA · CONFEDERATION with the word CANADA being at the top of the medal.