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

  • Public Service, Science & Education

Companion of the Order of Canada – 1997, Officer of the Order of Canada – 1988

  • Public Service, Social Justice

Companion of the Order of Canada – 1994

  • Public Service, Social Justice

Companion of the Order of Canada – 2006
Officer of the Order of Canada – 2000

  • Public Service

Companion of the Order of Canada – 1986

  • Public Service, Social Justice

Companion of the Order of Canada – 2007

  • Public Service, Social Justice

Officer of the Order of Canada — 2016
Member of the Order of Canada – 1994