The Sacrifice Medal is a medal created by Letters patent in 2008, awarded to any member of the Canadian Forces, a soldier of an allied force, or a civilian working for the Canadian Forces, that is killed or wounded after 7 October 2001 under honourable circumstances as a result of hostile action. It is awarded to individuals on the recommendation of a commanding officer.
The silver medal is approximately 3.5 centimetres in diameter, with a likeness of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse of the medal. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is wearing a Canadian diadem with maple leaves and snowflakes. The words ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA and CANADA surround the effigy. The reverse of the medal will feature an image of the statue named CANADA, found at the Vimy Memorial, with the word Sacrifice on the other.
The medal is attached to a ribbon that is 32 millimteres wide. On said ribbon, there are two red 11 millimetre stripes, centred by a 1 mm wide white stripe. In the middle of the ribbon, there is a black 10 mm stripe in the middle. The medals will be produced by the Royal Canadian Mint.