1962 Canada Council Grant (Paris)
1964 Zack Award, Canadian Painting Biennial, Canadian Royal Academy
1965 Quebec Ministry of Cultural Affairs Grant (New York)
1969 Canada Council short term Grant (Los Angeles)
1971 Canada Council Grant (Paris)
1973 Lynch-Staunton Fellowship, Canada Council(sculpture) (Paris)
1986 Sculpture Prize, Mc Donald Restaurant’s Canada Art, toronto, Ontario, Canada.
1988 Mention, International Art Competion, New York
1988 Mention Horizon International Art Competition (New York)
1989 Guest of honor at the Quebec Painting Council fundraising evening, Montreal Museum of Fine arts.
Quebec Ministry of Cultural Affairs Grant
1989 Quebec Ministry of Cultural Affairs Grant for promotion, (Catalogue, exhibiton at the Kaspar (Toronto)
1990 Guest of honor at Symposium de la jeune peinture de Baie Saint-Paul.
1991Quebec Ministry of Cultural Affairs Grant for promotion, (shipping expenses for the exhibtion at the Galerie Donguy (Paris).
1993 Réception at the Canadian Royal Academy of Arts
1994 (C.A.L.Q.) short term Grant to produce works to represent Quebec at the Quebec (Paris)
1994 Gold Medal: painting, second Jeux de la Francophonie (Paris)
1995Canada Order as an Officer.
1998 Publication of a stamp by Canada Post as a part of the collection on the Automatists painters signatory of the manifesto Refus global (Total refusal).
1999 Condorcet Honorary Prize to the Signatories of the manifesto (Total refusal), Montreal. Mouvement laïque du Québec
2001 Fifth prize in painting at the Art Biennale Internationale Del Arte Contemporaneo (International Biennale of Contemporary Art), Fortezza da Basso, Florence, Italy.
2002 Invited to join Académie Européenne des Arts et des Lettres, France.
Offical disclosure of a memorial late on his former studio and residence in Montreal located at 1637 Amherst Street
2002 Reception at the European Academy of Arts and Letters, France
2013 Governer General’s Awards, visual art, Canada, http://canadacouncil.ca/en/council/resources/videos/gg-awards-in-visual-and-media-arts-2013/marcel-barbeau
2013 Louis-Philippe-Hébert Award, Société Saint-Jean-Baptiste, May 2013, Québec, http://ssjb.com/societe-saint-jean-baptiste-de-montreal-avis-aux-medias-remise-du-prix-louis-philippe-hebert-de-la-ssjb-pour-les-beaux-arts/2013 Paul-Émile-Borduas Award, prix du Québec, octobre 2013, Québec, http://www.prixduquebec.gouv.qc.ca/recherche/desclaureat.php?noLaureat=465 2015 Ordre national of Québec, June 2015, Québec