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  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
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New Appointments and Interesting Facts

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On December 30, 2015, the Governor General announced 69 new appointments to the Order of Canada, including 6 Copanions, 14 Officers and 49 Members.

There are some interesting facts to note about this round of appointments. Notably, 46 per cent of the new members are women—our highest ratio ever, which brings us closer to equal gender representation (50.4 per cent of Canadians are women.) The average number of women appointed to the Order between 2010 and 2014 was 31 per cent. This is also an extremely diverse group of appointees who represent many different cultural groups from across the country, including Indigenous communities.

You can view the full list of December 30, 2015, appointments here. You are encouraged to connect with these new members and to welcome them to this community of exceptional Canadians.