Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, invested 6 Officers and 18 Members into the Order of Canada during a ceremony at the Citadelle of Québec, on Tuesday, February 12, 2019.
Le symbole de l'Ordre du Canada est le flocon de neige. Les récipiendaires sont aussi uniques que celui qu'ils arborent.— GGJuliePayette (@GGJuliePayette) February 13, 2019
The symbol of the Order of Canada is the snowflake. The recipients are as unique as the one they proudly wear. pic.twitter.com/s6O0Nuq2kr
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.