Governor General to invest 53 appointees into the Order of Canada

October 24, 2023

OTTAWA, Ontario—Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, will invest 1 Companion (C.C.), 12 Officers (O.C.) and 40 Members (C.M.) into the Order of Canada during a ceremony at Rideau Hall.

The Order of Canada is one of our country’s highest honours. Appointments are made for sustained achievement at three levels: Companion, Officer and Member. Officers and Members may be elevated within the Order in recognition of further achievements, based on continued exceptional or extraordinary service to Canada.

List of appointees attending the ceremony

Date: Thursday, October 26
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Place: Rideau Hall Tent Room

Notes for media:

  • To guarantee your access to the ceremony, we ask that you please confirm your attendance with the Rideau Hall Press Office at
  • Media are asked to arrive at the Princess Anne Entrance no later than 10:00 a.m. on the day of the ceremony.
  • Official photos of the ceremony will be made available upon request.
  • The Rideau Hall Press Office will gladly coordinate interviews with those invested into the Order of Canada following the ceremony, where possible.

Media information:
Rideau Hall Press Office

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