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Barbara Reesor, C.M.

Ottawa, Ontario [Canada]

Member of the Order of Canada

Awarded on June 25, 1984; Invested on October 3, 1984

Having begun in occupational therapy just after the war, she has served in turn at the Rideau Regional Centre and the Ottawa Civic Hospital. She is founding president of the Therapeutic and Educational Living Centre in Ottawa, the first of its kind in Canada, to rescue the blind and deaf from so-called retardation and open to them a new life.