Governor General to present Meritorious Service Decorations (Civil Division) to exceptional individuals

December 5, 2023

OTTAWA, Ontario—Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General, will present a total of 62 Meritorious Service Decorations (Civil Division), including 13 Meritorious Service Crosses (M.S.C.) and 49 Meritorious Service Medals (M.S.M.), during a ceremony at Rideau Hall on Thursday, December 7.

List of recipients


Date: Thursday, December 7, 2023
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: 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 will be made available upon request

About the Meritorious Service Decorations (Civil Division)

The Meritorious Service Decorations (Civil Division) was Created by Queen Elizabeth II to recognize great Canadians for an exceptional deed they accomplished over a limited period of time that brings honour to our country. The Meritorious Service Decorations (Civil Division) honours activities or deeds that are innovative, set an example or model for others to follow, or improve the quality of life in a community.

There are two levels: a cross and a medal. The different levels reflect the scope and impact of the activity or deed. The Meritorious Service Decorations (Civil Division) is part of the Canadian Honours System and is one of the highest distinctions a Canadian civilian can receive.

Find more information on the Meritorious Service Decorations (Civil Division)

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