The Royal Canadian Humane Association (RCHA) Silver and Bronze Medals are awarded for gallantry in saving or trying to save life. The Silver Medal is awarded for acts more gallant than those for which the Bronze Medal is awarded.
A recommendation that a Cadet Instructor, Civilian Instructor or Cadet be awarded a Royal Canadian Humane Association Medal must be made within two months of the gallant act. The Association requires that a recommendation for an award be made on a special declaration Form. That Form, and other supporting documents required, may be obtained from the Association or through the CF.
See also the RCHA web site: