Media Advisory – Governor General to invest 24 recipients into the Order of Canada


OTTAWA, ON, May 4, 2022 / CNW / – Her Excellency the Right Honorable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, will invest 10 Officers (OC) and 14 Members (CM). into the Order of Canada during a ceremony at Rideau Hall.

The Order of Canada is one of our country’s highest honors. 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 recipients attending the ceremony.

Date: Friday, May 6, 2022

Time: 11:00 am

Location: Rideau Hall Ballroom

Notes to 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 10:45 am on the day of the ceremony.

  • Please note that masks are mandatory.

  • Photos of the ceremony taken by the Governor General’s official photographer will be made available upon request.

  • The Rideau Hall Press Office will gladly coordinate interviews with the recipients after the ceremony.

Quick Facts:

  • Established in 1967, the Order of Canada is the cornerstone of our national honors system. Today, there are approximately 3 800 living members. Its Members, Officers and Companions are people whose service shapes our society, whose innovations ignite our imaginations, and whose compassion unites our communities. For more information, visit

  • Appointments are made by the governor general on the recommendation of the Advisory Council for the Order of Canada.

  • Appointees to the Order of Canada wear a striking, six-point white insignia that symbolizes Canada’s northern heritage and diversity, because no two snowflakes are alike.

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