Order of Folk

The Order of Folk was started in April 2024 to recognize the thousands of folks across the country who are community builders, keepers of tradition, and proponents of folk music in our communities, from coast to coast to coast.

The Canadian Folk Music Awards are well known for recognizing musical achievements of folk artists, and every year we award one person the “Unsung Hero Award”.

The Order of Folk will recognize folks –especially those who have not previously had recognition, and often working in a volunteer capacity– for their non-musical contribution to the Canadian folk music community.

Ambassadors from Folk Clubs, Festivals, Venues, and other folk-related organizations will nominate up to two people a year, and the Canadian Folk Music Awards will maintain a list of inductees on their website, recognizing them as core members of the Canadian folk music community.

Click here for the searchable archive of Order of Folk inductees.

Join us to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Canadian Folk Music Awards, in the Nation's Capital, Ottawa, Ontario!

Canadian Folk Music Awards
71 Markland Cres.,
Ottawa Ontario K2G5Z6

CFMA is a registered non-profit organization, and gratefully accepts donations to support our operations.

CRA Number : 827183542RC0001

The Board, Staff, and Volunteers at the Canadian Folk Music Awards acknowledge that we live, work, meet and travel on the traditional territories of Indigenous Peoples that have cared for this land, now called Canada, since time immemorial. These lands are either subject to First Nations self-government under modern treaty, unceded and un-surrendered territories, or traditional territories from which First Nations, Métis and Inuit Peoples have been displaced.