*HONORS 

 

1989 : Award from the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and the Ministry of Culture and Communications

1990 :  Doctorate in Literature (Litt.D.) from World Academy of Arts & Culture (China).

1991 : Honourary life membership to Texas State Poetry Society.

1991 : Pegasus International Poetry for Peace Award from Poetry in the Arts, Inc., (Austin, Texas, USA). Its founders and Directors Gen. Edmund Lynch and Dr. Peggy Lynch state in their letter of congratulation:

 

Your publications, such as THE  DOVE  OF  PEACE , provides  leadership  for  world   harmony through love. Your sensitivity to man's desire for a peaceful planet is a  recurring theme in your poetry. Man's humanity to man advances interceptively. But voices such as yours through the centuries  plead  for brotherhood. Often poetic  appeal does cause man to pause even at times to stop to hear and try to affect peace. Your consistent appeal is therefore recognized with this award.

 

1992 :A judge for the Annual Awards for The Austin Poetry Society, Texas, USA.

1992, August : Certificate and a Laurel Leaf, inscribed Laureate Man of Letters at the 13th world conference of United Poets Laureate International, held at The Pointe in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, from August 5 - 9.

1993 : Service Award from Ministry of Citizenship of Ontario, Canada.

1994: Best Poet of Peace in the  World for the year 1993 from Roger Cable 11, Canada.

1994 : Award of Appreciation from the Municipal Corporation of Cornwall, Ontario, Canada.

1994 : Trophy from Al-Mohajer, Ottawa based cultural monthly review, at its annual anniversary held at Lebanese Palace on the 18th of Dec.

1995 :Judge for the Annual Higher Goals contest, category of poetry, held by the Evangelical Press Association of the United States.

1995: Poet of Peace Award from  Pakistan Association of Ottawa, Canada.

1996: Maan Pater (honour) from International Panjabi Sahit Sabha UK.

1997: Mawaheb Culture Friendship Medal from Mawaheb, a literary magazine, Toronto, Canada.

1999: Sahir Award of Honour from Sahir Cultural Society in Ludhiana, Panjab, India. The citation says:

 

           Stephen Gill, significantly symbolises the struggle of a modern man against odds. Gifted with patience and sincerity, he is committed to world peace,  world order and universal love...

         

2000: Award in Literature & Journalism from  World Council of Asian Churches.

2000: Appointed as an honorary member of the Ansted University Board of Advisory Council.

2002:  The Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal.

2003 (September): Honor of Doctor of Letters from Ansted University of British Virgin Islands, U.K. in recognition of his contributions to literature and his commitment to promote World Peace through poetry and other publications.

2003 (September): Ansted University appoints him Poet Laureate at its convocation held in London, England.

2005:(November 19):  Appreciate Award from South Asian Bible Church (Canada) for excellent achievements in writings and as an active Human Rights Activist. Presented at the 4th annual event of the Aik Shaam Masihi Fankaron Kay Naam (one evening dedicated to Christian artists).

 

2008 (December)William Carey Award from Masihi Sansar Sahit Sabha (Jalandar, India).

 

2009 (February) Doctor of Humanities from 11CM International Bible College (Florida, USA)

 

2009 (March) Life Achievement Award from South Asian Bible Church, Toronto, Canada

 

2009.: Best Inspirational Writing Award from Bharat Times (Canada)

 

 

           Stephen Gill has judged several  international literary competitions. He  is listed in  reference books, including Who's Who in The Commonwealth, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England; Immigrants We Read About by George Bonavia, International Production, Ottawa ; Biography International, South Asia Pub. Co., New Delhi, India ; Who's Who In Canadian Literature, Reference Press, Toronto, Canada ; Vesta's Who's Who of North American Poets, Vesta, Canada ; Ethnic & Native Canadian Literature : A Bibliography by John Miska, University of Toronto Press ; Something About The Author, vol. 63, Gale Research, USA; and Who's Who In Canada, Toronto University Press; and in  more...

 

2012: (May) Empowered Poet Peace Award from World Poetry Canada