Member of the Order of Canada
- Awarded on: May 12, 2016
- Invested on: February 17, 2017
For his leadership as an entrepreneur and for his commitment to the arts and to social justice, notably through Toronto’s 519 community centre.
Salah Bachir is a charismatic entrepreneur and philanthropist known for his commitment to a variety of causes. President of Cineplex Media, he has channelled his signature drive and ingenuity into social activism. Affectionately named “Gala Salah”, he has spearheaded numerous fundraising initiatives in support of the arts, social justice and health care, including the Art Gallery of Ontario, The 519 community centre in Toronto, and St. Joseph’s Health Centre. He also generously shares his extensive art collection with museums and galleries in his area