Thursday, March 14, 2019 - Governor General Julie Payette invested 1 Companion, 2 Officers and 37 Members into the Order of Canada on at Rideau Hall.
They are musicians, athletes, jurists, advocates for Indigenous rights, philanthropists, writers, historians, engineers…They distinguish themselves by their achievements and dedication. They are now invested into the Order of Canada. pic.twitter.com/fW7n5y95N2— GGJuliePayette (@GGJuliePayette) March 18, 2019
The Order of Canada is one of our country’s highest civilian honours. Its Companions, Officers and Members take to heart the motto of the Order: DESIDERANTES MELIOREM PATRIAM (“They desire a better country”).
Created in 1967, the Order of Canada recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Close to 7 000 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order. Those who bear the Order’s iconic snowflake insignia have changed our nation’s measure of success and, through the sum of their accomplishments, have helped us build a better Canada.
Appointments are made by the governor general on the recommendation of the Advisory Council for the Order of Canada. For more information about the Order of Canada or to nominate someone, visit www.gg.ca/en/honours.