Governor General Announces 114 New Appointments to the Order of Canada

November 27, 2020

OTTAWA—Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, today announced 114 new appointments to the Order of Canada. The new member list includes 8 Companions (C.C.), 21 Officers (O.C.) and 85 Members (C.M.), including 1 Honorary Member. Recipients will be invited to accept their insignia at a ceremony to be held at a future date.

About the Order of Canada
Created in 1967, the Order of Canada is one of our country’s highest honours. Presented by the governor general, the Order honours people whose service shapes our society; whose innovations ignite our imaginations; and whose compassion unites our communities.

More than 7 000 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order of Canada. Their contributions are varied, yet they have all enriched the lives of others and have taken to heart the motto of the Order: DESIDERANTES MELIOREM PATRIAM (“They desire a better country”). The striking, six-point white enamel insignia they wear symbolizes our northern heritage and our diversity, because no two snowflakes are alike.

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

The list of recipients, with short citations, is on the following webpage:


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