Northern Corrections Service professionals receive national recognition

Yellowknife — May 9, 2019
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The Governor General of Canada’s Corrections Exemplary Service Medal, Canada’s highest honour for the Corrections Services, has been awarded to six northern professionals.


The Corrections Exemplary Service Medals recognize distinguished service and are intended as a tangible expression of national gratitude. 


The medals were presented by the Honourable Margaret Thom, Commissioner of the Northwest Territories, during an evening reception on May 7, 2019.


In order to be considered for this honour, recipients must be nominated and have served a minimum of 20 years in the corrections field; demonstrated good conduct and served in an exemplary manner. 




“Today’s Corrections professionals are involved with inmates from the moment they enter a Corrections facility or receive their probation orders. They are in the optimal position to directly influence and positively support offenders as they prepare to rejoin our communities. Each of these medal winners has demonstrated leadership, dedication. We have good reason to be proud of the professional staff in our Corrections Service.”

-Louis Sebert, Minister of Justice


Quick facts


  • The Governor General of Canada’s Corrections Exemplary Service Medal was established in 1984 to be able to be presented on behalf of the people of Canada for outstanding service.
  • Nominations are accepted based on combinations of criteria including a minimum of 10 years of service dealing directly with inmates with a total minimum of 20 years in the Corrections Service.
  • Award recipients are:
    • Kenneth Bradley Boyer
    • Robert W. Haley
    • Darrel James Ouellette
    • Greg Paul
    • David Sanguez
    • Blair VanMetre



For more information

Sue Glowach
Senior Communications Advisor
Department of Justice
Government of the Northwest Territories
867 -767-9256 ex. 82082