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, Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Officer of the Order of Canada – 2003

  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Companion of the Order of Canada – 1991
Officer of the Order of Canada – 1984

  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Social Justice

Officer of the Order of Canada – 2011

  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Sports & Health

Member of the Order of Canada – 2009

  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Officer of the Order of Canada — 2012
Member of the Order of Canada — 1991