About the Diamond Jubilee

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In 2012, Canada celebrates the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne. To mark this Diamond Jubilee, the Harper Government has implement special initiatives to honour The Queen’s reign, her service and her dedication to this country, and to celebrate Canadian achievements of the last 60 years.

The Diamond Jubilee is an opportunity to celebrate our traditions, history, symbols, values and institutions, particularly about the role of the Crown in Canada. The Jubilee highlights how Canada has evolved over the past 60 years under Her Majesty’s reign, and look to the future of our nation and how our young people will contribute to our democracy.

For 60 years, Her Majesty has exemplified the true meaning of service—service to Canada and Canadians—with steadfast purpose and dedication. The Diamond Jubilee is an opportunity to highlight those Canadians who, like Her Majesty, have dedicated themselves to service to family, community and country.

Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Canada began on February 6, 2012. They include a medal program, funding for community celebrations, and a public awareness and education component.

Consult the calendar of events to find an activity in your community.