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Jodi White, Alpha Phi: Jodi's career spans journalism, government, the private and nonprofit sector. Jodi was chief of staff of the Prime Minister's Office of Canada in 1993. She also previously held the post of president of the Public Policy Forum. In 1997, White became the first woman in Canadian history to lead a national election campaign. In July 2013 she was named a member of the Order of Canada which recognizes outstanding achievement and dedication to the community.
Charmaine Crooks was a track athlete and was the flag bearer at the Opening Ceremony of the 1996 Olympic Games. She’s a member of the Order of Canada and was awarded the 2006 “Women and Sport Trophy” in recognition of promoting gender equity in sport. She’s inducted into the Athletics Canada Hall of Fame and BC Sports Hall of Fame. She was both the 1st Canadian woman to run 800 metres in under 2 minutes and to be recognized with the Jack Diamond Award as BC’s 2009 Sports Personality of the Year.
Alanis Obomsawin can’t find the right words to describe her feelings about what’s happening inside the First Nations psyche. “It’s more than hope,” she says. “It’s something higher than that.” You can hear the sparkle in her voice as she speaks from Ottawa, where the Montreal-based documentary filmmaker has been shooting her latest production, a non-fiction feature on aboriginal children and human rights. The Order of Canada recipient who turned 81 this month says she can’t speak too much...
Stephen John Nash, OC, OBC is a Canadian retired professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was an 8-time NBA All-Star and a 7-time All-NBA selection. Twice, Nash was named the NBA Most Valuable Player , was named by Time as 1 of the 100 most influential people in the world. Nash received the Order of Canada & was awarded an Honourary doctorate by the University of Victoria
Constance Glube 1931-2016 fought an uphill battle in 1956.Women who were married or women who were Jewish didn't practise in Halifax. Appointed Halifax's city manager, she was the 1st woman to oversee operations of a Canadian city. She was the 1st woman appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada. As chief justice, Ms. Glube spent 22 years on the Canadian Judicial Council. Ms. Glube received many honours & awards: named an officer of the Order of Canada & holds honourary degrees from Dalhou
Senator Francis William Frank Mahovlich was born 1938 in Schumacher (Timmins), Ontario. He played on 6 Stanley Cup winning teams. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame & Sports Hall of Fame. Frank was made a Member of the Order of Canada & later appointed to the Canadian Senate.
Sylvie Bernier, CM, CQ (born January 31, 1964) is an Olympic athlete from Sainte-Foy, Quebec in Canada. She won the gold medal in the Women's 3m Springboard Diving at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. In 1985, she was made a Knight of the National Order of Quebec and a Member of the Order of Canada, Canada's highest civilian honour. She served as Assistant Chef de Mission for the Canadian Olympic Team at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy (Torino). She served as the Chef de Miss...
Canada has lost one of its heroes. Lincoln Alexander, our first black MP and former Ontario lieutenant governor has passed away at the age of 90. War veteran. Author. Companion of the Order of Canada. Member of the Order of Ontario. Chairman of the Ontario Heritage Trust. Chancellor Emeritus of Guelph University. Honourary Commissioner of the OPP. Member of the Quebecor-Ontario Advisory Board. Seven honourary doctorates and community and service awards too numerous to mention.
Leonard Cohen CC GOQ ~ Born Leonard Norman Cohen 21 September 1934 (age 81) in Westmount, Quebec, Canada. Canadian singer, songwriter, musician, painter, poet, and novelist. His work has explored religion, politics, isolation, sexuality, and personal relationships. Cohen has been inducted into both the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame as well as the American Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He is also a Companion of the Order of Canada
Rt. Hon. Ellen Fairclough 1905-2004. As MP advocated women's rits including equal pay for equal work. Her appointments as Secretary of State, Minister of Citizenship & Immigration, & Postmaster General made her the 1st woman cabinet member in Canada. Fairclough introduced regulations eliminating racial discrimination in immigration policy. Also, she was the 1st woman ever given the duty of acting Prime Minister. Was Officer of the Order of Canada, later Companion & received Order of Ontario.
220: Maximum number of appointments per year that can be made to the Order of Canada, awarded for a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. In this image then Governor General Michaelle Jean invests environmentalist David Suzuki as a companion into the Order of Canada in 2006. (Fred Chartrand / Canadian Press)
Flora MacDonald has died at the age of 89 on July 26, 2015. In 1992 she was appointed to the Order of Canada as an officer and 6 years later in 1998 was promoted to become a companion in the order. In Joe Clark's Progressive Conservative government she became Canada's first female Secretary of State for External Affairs. She held that role from June 1979 until March 1980. Through the Iranian hostage crisis
Kenojuak Ashevak - Inuit Artist. Kenojuak was made an officer of the Order of Canada in 1967 and was promoted to Companion in 1982, inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 1974, and awarded honorary doctorates from Queens University and the University of Toronto in 1991 and 1992. She is the first female Inuit to have her paintings featured on a stamp.
Viola Robinson is a Mi’kmaq woman, born & raised in Nova Scotia. She has spent her life as an advocate for the Mi’kmaq people and for the human rights of First Nations across the country. She received the Order of Nova Scotia in 2009, is a recipient of the Human Rights Award by the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission, a recipient of Officer of the Order of Canada, and recipient of Queen Elizabeth 11 Diamond Jubilee Medal.