The Ordre de Gatineau is the highest honour awarded by Gatineau to an individual for that person's achievements through his or her work, career and involvement.
Since 2005, Gatineau has been recognizing the exceptional contribution made by those of our residents whose noteworthy achievements have been driven by their desire to help our community.
At a ceremony in their honour, the recipients are granted the title of Grande Citoyenne or Grand Citoyen de Gatineau, and receive a medal engraved with the seal of the Ordre de Gatineau and a gold pin from the Mayor of Gatineau.
The individual in question must meet three selection criteria:
Recognized for its quality of life, Gatineau is a city of 285,000 inhabitants. It is located on the north shore of the Ottawa River, and extends east and west of the Gatineau River.