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Canada Council for the Arts Molson Prizes

Current winners: Marie-Claire Blais (top) and John McGarry (bottom)

Current winners: Kent Roach (top) and Lawrence Hill (bottom)

Photo: Lisa Sakulensky (bottom)

Current Winners

Kent Roach

Kent Roach is Professor of Law and Prichard-Wilson Chair of Law and Public Policy at the University of Toronto.

Lawrence Hill

Lawrence Hill is the author of ten books, including The Illegal, The Book of Negroes, and Any Known Blood.

What is this prize?

The Canada Council for the Arts Molson Prizes are awarded to two persons – one in the arts and the other in the social sciences and humanities, who have distinguished themselves by their outstanding achievements. The prizes are intended to encourage ongoing contributions to Canada's cultural and intellectual heritage.

Prize amount

Two prizes valued at up to $50,000 each

How to qualify

Nominations must be submitted to the Council by a third party (individual or organization).

A peer assessment committee will select the recipients from among all the nominations received.

For eligibility criteria, the nomination form and further information on these prizes, see the Canada Council for the Arts Molson Prizes Guidelines.



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Who created this prize?

These prizes are funded by an endowment from the Molson Foundation.

Further Information

Luiza Pereira

Program Officer

E-mail: luiza.pereira@canadacouncil.ca

613-566-4414, ext. 4086

Toll free: 1-800-263-5588, ext. 4086

TTY: 1-866-585-5559

Next Deadline

November, 2017


Prize Amount

Up to

By Nomination

Note that some guidelines are not up to date, and reflect the previous Prize administration processes. Guidelines will be gradually updated over the coming months.

Cumulative list of winners

We are committed to equity in all our activities, including the administration of our prizes.