GEORGE WOODCOCK LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2021 By the Vancouver Public Library and Pacific Book World News Society "for an outstanding literary career in British Columbia. The jury statement commended "her contributions to BC as a writer, editor, teacher, arts activist and organizer."
Betty Keller (right) with VPL Chief Librarian and CEO, Christina de Castell.
THE GRAY CAMPBELL DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD 2017 By the Association of Book Publishers of BC "in recognition of her work as a writer, editor, mentor and teacher and founder of the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts and the Written Arts and Writers-in-Residence Program."
12TH ANNUAL LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR'S AWARD FOR LITERARY EXCELLENCE 2015
Awarded by a committee consisting of Kit Pearson (author), Michael Kluckner (author and artist) and Sandra Singh (chief librarian, Vancouver Public Library).
Finalist for the 2004 George Ryga Award for Social Awareness with Stephen Hume, Alexandra Morton, Rosella M. Leslie, Otto Langer, and Don Staniford for A Stain Upon the Sea: West Coast Salmon Farming
Roderick Haig-Brown Prize 2004 with Stephen Hume, Alexandra Morton, Rosella M. Leslie, Otto Langer, and Don Staniford for A Stain Upon the Sea: West Coast Salmon Farming
Bill Duthie Booksellers' Choice Award 2002 with Robb Douglas and Peter Robson for Skookum Tugs: British Columbia’s Working Tugboats
The Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal2002
Talewind Books Award for Literary Contributions to the Community 1996
B.C. Historical Federation Writing Competition 1996 third prize with Rosella M. Leslie for Bright Seas and Pioneer Spirits: The Sunshine Coast
The Commemorative Medal for the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada 1992 in recognition of significant contribution to compatriots, community and to Canada
The Lescarbot Award1991 in recognition of outstanding contributions to regional cultural activities
The Gillian Lowndes Memorial Award1985 for contributions to the cultural life of the Sunshine Coast
Book of the Month Club selection in February 1985 for Blackwolf: The Life of Ernest Thompson Seton
Book of the Month Club selection for April 1983 for Pauline: A Biography of Pauline Johnson
Canadian Biography Medal1982 for Pauline: A Biography of Pauline Johnson