The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston
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Members' Corner

February 2016

Eleanor Collins with Governor General David Johnston

The Order Celebrates Black History Month
February 1, 2016
Every year in February, we celebrate the contributions of black Canadians to the rich linguistic, ethnic and cultural heritage of our country. (...)

January 2016

White snowflakes on a red background

New Appointments and Interesting Facts
January 29, 2016
On December 30, 2015, the Governor General announced 69 new appointments to the Order of Canada, including 6 Companions, 14 Officers and 49 Members. (...)

Order of Canada insignia

Order of Canada Passages and Transferring of Insignia
January 29, 2016
Throughout 2015, we saw the passing of a number of members of the Order, exceptional Canadians who made contributions to this country. They will be remembered. (...)

December 2015

Order of Canada lapel pin

Did You Know? Lapel Pins
December 21, 2015
Whether you have lost or misplaced your lapel pins, or simply want a few more, the Chancellery of Honours will provide members of the Order of Canada with extras free of charge. (...)

Neck badge and miniatures for a black tie evening event.

Wearing Miniature Insignia – When and Where
December 21, 2015
Did you know that Order of Canada insignia can be worn in different ways, depending on the type of occasion that you are attending? (...)

November 2015

Garnet Angeconeb, C.M., was invested into the Order of Canada by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario on November 30, 2015, in Sioux Lookout, Ont.

Private Investiture Ceremony
November 30, 2015
Garnet Angeconeb, C.M., was invested into the Order of Canada by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario on November 30, 2015, in Sioux Lookout, Ont.(...)

Group photo taken prior to the formal dinner held in honour of the newly invested recipients of the Order of Canada.

Rideau Hall Investiture Ceremony
November 18, 2015
On November 18, 2015, Governor General David Johnston invested 45 recipients into the Order of Canada at a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa. (...)

Official administering of the Oath of Citizenship and conferring of citizenship certificates during a ceremony at Rideau Hall, December 9, 2014.

Celebrate Being Canadian and Administer the Oath of Citizenship
Every year, thousands of individuals become new Canadians. Why not participate in a life-changing moment (...)

Order of Canada insignia

A Golden Milestone: 50th Anniversary of the Order of Canada
The countdown has started to 2017, the 150th anniversary of the Confederation of Canada and the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Order of Canada. This milestone is a golden opportunity (...)

An example of a bronze plaque bearing the snowflake emblem together with a recipient’s name.

Did You Know? Memorialization
Members of the Order of Canada can now leave an enduring mark of the recognition they have received from their country (...)

Past Order of Canada Newsletters

Date modified: February 12, 2016