Officer of the Order of Canada
- Awarded on: April 10, 2008
- Invested on: December 12, 2008
An internationally renowned researcher and professor, Raymond Breton stands out as one of Canada's most eminent sociologists. His groundbreaking work has helped shape the direction of Canadian sociology for the last four decades. His research on matters of ethnic and linguistic diversity has played a significant role in helping Canadians to understand the impact of multiculturalism on our society. This work has furthermore contributed to the vitality of francophone minorities throughout Canada. He has also had a direct influence on social policy through his work with numerous governmental commissions. In addition, his work with organizations such as the Institute for Research on Public Policy has had a marked impact far beyond Canada's borders.