The 2020 Cochrane Community Awards has been postponed until the fall (as a precaution) in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The nomination period will however, remain open indefinitely through spring/summer, with a new deadline to be announced later this summer.

Cochranites are encouraged to continue supporting each other, helping their neighbours, and to nominate those who are making a difference in our community despite challenging circumstances.


The Cochrane Community Awards is an annual program that recognizes outstanding local citizens, community leaders, schools, businesses and organizations who help make Cochrane a great place to live. The awards celebrate and recognize outstanding achievements and contributions in our community through a total of 13 award categories, including the prestigious Order of Cochrane, presented by Cochrane’s mayor and council. All nominees are recognized at the awards ceremony.

Completing a nomination is easy through the online form. The option to nominate by completing and submitting a paper application form is also available.

To make a nomination, or for more information, please visit:

A new date for the Awards Ceremony will be announced later this summer. 

The Cochrane Community Awards program is overseen by a committee of local representatives, including: educators, seniors, businesses, sustainability champions, as well as the Cochrane Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Cochrane.

The program is funded through sponsorship from local groups and businesses who recognize the value in activities that encourage community building and making Cochrane a vibrant place to live.

To be a sponsor of one of these awards, visit: