Officer of the Order of Canada
- Awarded on: May 6, 1998
- Invested on: December 20, 2003
As one of Canada's most successful recording artists, he continues to be a role model for aspiring young musicians. His music has garnered more than fifty awards and an astonishing fifty million albums worldwide have been sold. As a testament to his enormous versatility, he has performed with some of the best talents in the industry, from major rock icons to opera singers. His extensive voluntary efforts continue through his active involvement in fund-raising for cancer research, heritage building preservation in Vancouver and wildlife conservation. This is a promotion within the Order.