Order of Canada

Order of Canada

Recognition Happens Here

The Order of Canada is how our country honours people who make extraordinary contributions to the nation.

Since its creation in 1967—Canada’s centennial year—more than 7 000 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order. The contributions of these trailblazers are varied, yet they have all enriched the lives of others and made a difference to this country. Their grit and passion inspire us, teach us and show us the way forward. They exemplify the Order’s motto: DESIDERANTES MELIOREM PATRIAM (“They desire a better country”).

Do you know a Canadian who’s changing the game? A role model whose achievements stand above the rest? From community volunteers to scientists, actors, members of the military, scholars and even your next-door neighbours, all Canadians are eligible to be appointed to the Order of Canada. Why not nominate someone today? 

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