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Order of Canada

Dorothy Reitman, C.M.

Montréal, Quebec [Canada]

Member of the Order of Canada

Awarded on April 17, 1997; Invested on October 22, 1997

She is the quintessential volunteer who has worked tirelessly toward improving the status of women, exercising her belief in the need for equal opportunities, by her service in a broad spectrum of activities at the national and international levels. She holds the distinction of being the first woman president of the Canadian Jewish Congress and was a founding member of the Portage Program for Drug Dependency and Auberge Shalom Kosher Shelter for battered women. Her work in developing a kosher meals-on-wheels program has provided a vital link for the senior citizens of Montreal and has done much to foster their autonomy.