The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston
Smart and Caring Nation
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Smart and Caring

Smart and Caring

Their Excellencies are calling upon all Canadians to answer the call to service and join them in the building of a smarter, more caring nation.

The paths to a smart and caring nation can be summed up in two Latin words featured in the Governor General’s coat of arms: Contemplare Meliora—to envision a better world. A smart nation learns from the past, embraces the future and looks to the world with confidence and respect, while a caring nation recognizes that the measure of any society’s success lies in its ability to help others, particularly the vulnerable and marginalized among us.

Their Excellencies believe that by focusing on the following priorities we can help to build a smarter, more caring nation and a fairer, more just world.

Date modified: October 8, 2014