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

March 19, 2024

OTTAWA, Ontario—Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, will present a total of 64 Meritorious Service Decorations (Civil Division), including 8 Meritorious Service Crosses (M.S.C.) and 56 Meritorious Service Medals (M.S.M.), during a ceremony at Rideau Hall on Thursday, March 21.

List of recipients


Date: Thursday, March 21, 2024
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Rideau Hall Ballroom

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 10:30 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) were 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. They honour activities or deeds that are often 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) are part of the Canadian Honours System and are one of the highest honours a Canadian civilian can receive.

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

Media information:
Rideau Hall Press Office

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