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Order of Canada

Molly Johnson, O.C.

Toronto, Ontario [Canada]

Officer of the Order of Canada

Awarded on May 3, 2007; Invested on February 22, 2008

With her artistic vision, generosity of spirit and committed humanitarianism, Molly Johnson engages her fans and her peers. She has one of Canada's most unmistakable voices and has moved audiences across Canada and Europe with her performances of jazz standards and original pieces. As the co-founder and driving force of the Kumbaya Foundation, she has raised funds and awareness for people living with HIV and AIDS. Always ready to speak out against racism, sexism and intolerance, she has been actively involved with numerous organizations that provide support and services to her fellow Canadians.