50 Years of Inspiring Canadians

Whether it’s uniting people through song or sport, fighting for the less fortunate or saving whooping cranes from extinction, close to 7 000 Canadians have worn the Order of Canada insignia with pride. The sum of their visions has helped us build a better Canada. This is a handful of their stories—inspiration for what’s still to come, because there is so much more to do.

Learn more about the book: They Desire a Better Country – The Order of Canada in 50 Stories

  • Arts & Culture, Social Justice
Member of the Order of Canada – 2011
  • Arts & Culture, Social Justice
Member of the Order of Canada – 2013
  • Arts & Culture
Companion of the Order of Canada – 1985
Officer of the Order of Canada – 1967
  • Arts & Culture
Companion of the Order of Canada – 2008
Officer of the Order of Canada – 1998
  • Arts & Culture
Companion of the Order of Canada – 1969
  • Arts & Culture, Social Justice
Member of the Order of Canada – 2014