Friday, July 22, 2011

Order of Canada, 2010-

As of 2011, the Order of Canada has been awarded to 5,948 Canadians from coast to coast since 1967.

There are 113 women who were either born in Ottawa or resided in Ottawa at the time of their award or investiture in the Order of Canada (according to the Governor General's website). They are presented here according to the decade of their investiture. Please note that this group includes Ottawa, Nepean, Vanier, Kanata, Gloucester and Orleans. (to be updated soon in order to include 2011).

Since 2010, a total of 5 women, connected to Ottawa through place of birth or place of residence, were recognized for their significant achievements and remarkable service. They are:

Mary Ellen Jeans. For being a leader in health care and playing a key role in the launch of the first multidisciplinary pain clinic in Canada (in Montreal). 2010.

Sharon Johnston. Wife of the twenty-eighth Governor General of Canada. 2010.

Andrée Lortie. For being a leading figure in French education in Ontario and elsewhere in Canada. 2010.

Joy Harvie Maclaren. For her determination and commitment as well as for her generosity. She has helped a wide range of organizations to get off the ground including Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind, the Hospice at May Court and the community foundations of both Ottawa and Canada. 2010.

Maureen O’Neil. For public service, and her contributions to international development, gender equality and human rights. 2011.

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