JUNO Awards

Ottawa, Ontario will host The 2017 JUNO Awards and JUNO Week celebrations from March 27 – April 2, 2017! The 46th annual JUNO Awards will be broadcast on CTV from The Canadian Tire Centre on Sunday, April 2, 2017. The JUNO Awards last visited Ottawa in 2012 and are thrilled to return as one of the major events in the Capital’s celebrations of Canada’s 150th anniversary!

The JUNO Awards has evolved from an industry awards event to a weeklong festival that travels city to city across the country. It encompasses both public-facing fan events and industry/networking opportunities featuring a diverse array of Canadian artists and emerging talent. The JUNO Week events include JUNO Songwriters’ CircleJUNOfestJUNO Fan FareJUNO Cup, and more! The JUNO Awards were created to celebrate and promote Canadian music and artists.

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The Canadian Music Hall of Fame was established in 1978 by CARAS to honour individuals or groups who have made an outstanding contribution toward the greater international recognition of Canadian artists and music.

Past inductees include: Bachman-Turner Overdrive, k.d. lang, Blue Rodeo, Neil Young, Rush, Leonard Cohen, Rush and Gordon Lightfoot.

Visit for info, photos and videos on all inductees!

Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award

The Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award, recognizing individuals who have made an impact on the Canadian music industry.

Walt Grealis fuelled the beginning of the Canadian music explosion. Affectionately known as Canada’s ‘Music Man’ Walt was indeed a hero to Canadian recording artists.

Past recipients include Frank Davies, Larry LeBlanc, Gary Slaight, Deane Cameron, Ross Reynolds, Fred Sherratt, Allan Slaight and Bruce Allen.


Allan Waters Humanitarian Award

The Allan Waters Humanitarian Award recognizes outstanding Canadian artists whose humanitarian contributions have positively enhanced the social fabric of Canada and/or whose impact can be felt worldwide.

Past recipients include Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida, Tom Cochrane, Simple Plan, Neil Young, Bryan Adams, Sarah McLachlan, Paul Brandt, Tom Jackson and Bruce Cockburn.

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