Honors & Awards

Everyone likes to receive recognition. To acknowledge excellence, DeMolay Canada has provided many honours and awards for the official recognition of service and achievements. It’s important to remember that there is a difference between an award and an honour.

Awards

are achievements to be worked toward, a goal or a recognition to be earned. You can apply for an award.
Learn more: (see Chapter 7 of the DeMolay Leadership Resource Guide)

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The Representative DeMolay Award was created by DeMolay Founder, “Dad” Frank S. Land, to encourage all members of DeMolay to evaluate and develop a well-rounded life that is characterized by the practice of the virtues and values of the Order. To this day, the Representative is the highest award for self-achievement that can be earned by an Active DeMolay.

The Representative DeMolay program is one of self-evaluation. Members seeking to obtain the award must evaluate their development in various areas of life. A detailed and honest evaluation is required.Those who show progress in all-around development and a firm understanding of their own strengths and needs are awarded the high honour of being called a Representative DeMolay.

“Dad” Land’s goal was for every DeMolay to be a Representative DeMolay, not merely by holding the award, but by living in such a way as to make the Order proud to call you its own. And, because of your own effort and time, you can be proud to wear the title and insignia of this award.

Download the RD application form so that you can earn your Representative DeMolay Award
Ontario RD Application
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The PMC Meritorious Service Award was originated by the Founder of the Order of DeMolay, “Dad” Frank S. Land. He recognized the tremendous advantage gained by the Master Councilor in having a pre-planned program for his term of office. When such a program has been planned and distributed to the Chapter membership in printed form, the Master Councilor has gone a long way in achieving goals he has set.

While the newly elected Master Councilor is the only one qualified to apply for and achieve the award, he cannot do it alone. The requirements can only be met through the combined efforts of the entire Chapter. The Master Councilor must provide the leadership to inspire his fellow DeMolays toward a well-rounded program.

“Dad” Land wrote the qualifications for the award and designed the jewel, which is now proudly worn by those who have accomplished success in their term as Master Councilor. We hope that you will qualify for this coveted award.

Ontario DeMolay has created a guide to help you in earning this award. By following this process you will increase your chances of earning the award.

PMC-MSA Guide

Lamp of Knowledge 2The Lamp of Knowledge is the award that serves to recognize someone who has completed the DeMolay Leadership Correspondence Course. The DeMolay Leadership Correspondence Course (LCC) is really five separate courses that have been designed to give a better overall picture of the Order of DeMolay. Courses must be taken in consecutive order. In order to pass a course a minimum grade of 80% (a minimum of 40 correct answers out of 50) is required. Upon completion of the fifth course, all students will receive the prestigious Lamp of Knowledge lapel pin, active DeMolays will also receive their Gold Merit Bar.

DeMolay Ontario has made an online version to permit its members to attain this award.  Individuals from other jurisdictions are welcome to take the course as well however awarding of pins and merit bars will not apply.  We will however provide you with a certificate of completion for your home jurisdiction.

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Merit Bars primarily are awards that recognize DeMolays for achievement in some phase of Chapter activity or in their personal lives while members of DeMolay. Merit Bars are awarded to individual members on the recommendation of the Awards Advisor. The Advisory Council makes a final decision about whether an individual has met the requirements for each bar.

Each Merit Bar is produced in five colours. Each colour designates the number of times a DeMolay has received a bar in that category. The colour designations are:

The categories in which Merit Bars are awarded through DeMolay Canada are Athletics, Attendance, Civic Service, Conclave, Correspondence Course, Fine Art, Fund Raising, Installing, Journalism, Masonic Attendance, Masonic Service, Membership, Merit, Priory, Religion, Ritual, Scholastic, and Visitation.

Refer to your copy of the DeMolay Leadership Resource Guide(page 114) for the requirements of each individual merit bar

Here are a few useful documents that will help you track your personal progress in receiving merit bars during your DeMolay career.

Merit Bar Record       Merit Bar Application

Honours

are granted without the recipient knowing about it until it is announced.

DeMolay Canada honours must be voted on by the Board of Directors of DeMolay Canada . There are honours and awards for Active DeMolays, Senior DeMolays, Adult Volunteers and anyone else who provides special service to a DeMolay or DeMolay Chapter.

Honors Nomination Forms

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The Degree of Chevalier is the highest honour that an Active DeMolay can receive. This honour also may be granted to a Senior DeMolay.  The Degree is a citation for outstanding and marked DeMolay Activity and labour.

The Nominee must be a minimum of 16 years of age, on January 15th of the year nominated, and have been a member in good standing for at least two years as of that date.

Recommendations are made by Advisory Councils to the Executive Officer of the Jurisdiction. Nomination forms are available from the Executive Officer. The nominations must be received by the Executive Officer’s deadline.

If approved by the Executive Officer, the nomination will be referred to the Board of Directors for DeMolay Canada. The unanimous vote of the Board of Directors of DeMolay Canada is required to elect a nominee to receive this honour.  The investiture ceremony must take place within one year from the date of election.

No one may apply for this distinction, and a nominee, or the membership of a Chapter, must have no knowledge of the recommendation by the Advisory Council.Failure to observe secrecy in making this nomination subjects the nominee to penalty of not being considered.

cohAn Advisor who wears the Cross of Honour has received a distinctive honour that can only be given by DeMolay Canada to a member of an Advisory Council or a personal representative of an Executive Officer. It denotes three or more years of conspicuous meritorious service to a Chapter or jurisdiction, and exceptionally outstanding efforts on behalf of DeMolay.

Recommendations are made by the Advisory Council to the Executive Officer, who nominates individuals for this honour. Nomination forms are available from the Executive Officer, who must receive them by his deadline. He forwards the nomination to the Board of Directors of  DeMolay Canada, whose unanimous vote  is required to grant the honour.

LOHThe Legion of Honour is the highest honour conferred by DeMolay Canada. It is conferred on a Senior DeMolay for outstanding leadership in some field of endeavour or for success in fraternal life, including adult service to DeMolay.

Nominees must be over 25 years of age before January 15th of the nominating year. Nomination forms are available from the Executive Officer. The nominations must be received by the Executive Officer’s deadline.

If approved by the Executive Officer, the nomination will be referred to the Board of Directors for DeMolay Canada. The unanimous vote of the Board of Directors of DeMolay Canada is required to elect a nominee to receive this honour.

Honorary Legion of Honour DeMolay Canada may confer this honour on a Mason over 30 years of age who has performed unusual and meritorious service on behalf of DeMolay, or who has evidenced a spirit of cooperation and appreciation for the Order of DeMolay. He does not have to be a Senior DeMolay.

Nominations for the Honorary Legion of Honour are handled in the same manner as Legion of Honour nominations.

No one may apply for this distinction, and a nominee, or the membership of a Chapter, must have no knowledge of the recommendation by the Advisory Council.Failure to observe secrecy in making this nomination subjects the nominee to penalty of not being considered.