Governor General marks 50 years of Decorations for Bravery

September 9, 2022

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada presented 40 Decorations for Bravery, one of Canada’s most‑respected and prestigious civilian honours. The ceremony was part of the program’s 50th anniversary commemorations.

Today, we recognize your actions with the Decorations for Bravery, as well as 50 years of honouring bravery in Canada. Since the decorations were created in 1972, they have been awarded to more than 4 200 people, of all ages. Governors general have presided over these ceremonies for five decades.

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada