Hall of Fame Nominations

Hall of Fame Nomination Process

The Orienteering Canada Hall of Fame was introduced in 2017, as part of Orienteering Canada’s 50th anniversary celebrations. Nominations will be invited every two years.


  • January 15 – request for nominations promoted
  • February 15 – nomination deadline
  • March 15 – Hall of Fame inductees announced

Nominations are reviewed every two years. The next induction of the Orienteering Canada Hall of Fame will be in 2024. You can nominate at anytime via the nomination form.

Nomination Selection & Process

  • The inductees will be selected by a panel, cross represented at the National, Provincial/Territorial and club level. 
  • More than one person may be inducted per category.
  • The nominator is advised to pick the category which is the strongest fit for your nominee, and to also include relevant information for their involvement in orienteering in other categories. 
  • The selection committee has the discretion to move a nominee to a different category.
  • Inductees may be inducted in more than one category over time.
  • Please submit only one individual per nomination form.
  • Provide enough detail regarding the applicant's contribution to orienteering to ensure that the selection committee has sufficient information to assess the nomination.
  • Posthumous nominations are welcome.
  • Send any questions to info@orienteering.ca.


Order of Orienteering Canada (Lifetime Achievement)

This category recognizes and brings attention to those who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to building the sport of orienteering in Canada. Individuals in this category have dedicated years of leadership service at international, national, provincial/territorial and/or the club level. Their vision, leadership and effort has made a distinct, valuable, positive and long lasting impact on Canadian orienteering.

This lifetime achievement award shall be given to individuals who have contributed to the sports heritage of Canadian orienteering for a period of not less than fifteen (15) years, although such a period of service need not necessarily be consecutive.

The Order of Orienteering Canada is the highest award in Canadian orienteering.

Athlete Leadership

The category applies to athletes who have achieved outstanding and long term success in Canada, or as a Canadian competing abroad and who demonstrate exemplary values, both on and off the field of play. Athletes will be evaluated on their personal sport achievements and also on their contributions and the impact they have made to orienteering in their community.

Officials Leadership

Individuals in this category have made an exemplary contribution over a period of years as an official (course setter, controller and/or event director). Individuals may have also made a significant contribution as a developer or instructor of Orienteering Canada’s officials development programs and/or other technical aspects of the sport (such as: rules, event guidelines, LTAD development, etc). Outstanding Canadian mappers may also be included in this category.

Coaching Leadership

Individuals in this category have made an outstanding contribution over a period of years as an orienteering coach and/or as a developer or instructor of Orienteering Canada’s coaching programs.

Ideally, the coach will have training from the National Coaching Certification Program, although this is not an absolute requirement.

Administrator Award of Distinction

Individuals in this category have made a significant contribution to the growth and development of the sport with their orienteering club or provincial/territorial orienteering association or at the  national level. They have made a significant contribution to developing orienteering as a Board member, program developer, innovative promoter of orienteering, etc. They have been a difference maker.