Skip to main content

Hockey Night in Canada play-by-play veteran Bob Cole. Photo: CBC

CBC

They have tasted Grey Cup victory, piloted the country's banking system through economic upheaval, sketched an internationally beloved cartoon turtle, called the greatest goal in hockey history and, to a person, worked to improve the country in ways great and small.

Rideau Hall announced 95 new appointments to the Order of Canada on Friday. As usual, the list contains a balance of luminaries and relative unknowns whose lives, taken together, tell the story of a nation.

For every legendary sports figure like broadcaster Bob Cole or football coach Wally Buono, there is a Thomas Jon Harle, who provides free dental services to homeless and vulnerable people in Ottawa and around the world. For every celebrity bureaucrat like Mark Carney, there is a Brenda Clark, illustrator of the internationally beloved Franklin the Turtle books. And for every captain of industry like Bell CEO and president George Cope, there is a Diane Morin, whose psychology research is devoted to people with intellectual disabilities.

Story continues below advertisement

Whether by design or accident, the recent appointments are uniquely qualified in three fields: mental health, medical research and cultural promotion.

The Order recognized Catherine Zahn, president and CEO of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Michael Phillips, a pioneering suicide researcher, Lisa Brown, founder of an arts organization devoted to people with mental-health issues, and Mr. Cope, who launched Bell's "Let's Talk" campaign devoted to destigmatizing mental health.

Twelve appointees were chosen for breakthrough health research, including Laurence Klotz, who developed the active monitoring approach to prostate cancer that is emulated around the world, and Julio Montaner, a pioneer in the use of antiretroviral therapy to treat HIV/AIDS.

Artists and their benefactors make up the biggest cohort on the list, with 19 spots earned by the likes of singer Chantal Kreviazuk and her husband, Raine Maida, frontman of the band Our Lady Peace.

The latest Order of Canada announcement concludes the official honours handed out by the Governor-General for 2014, a year that has seen first responders in Moncton and Lac-Mégantic recognized for work during tragedies in both communities and decorations of bravery handed out to search-and-rescue technicians involved in a daring, tragic Arctic Ocean rescue in 2011.

The following are the Canadians named to or promoted within the Order of Canada, as announced Friday, Dec. 26, 2014.

Companions

Story continues below advertisement

James Douglas Fleck, Toronto. This is a promotion within the order.

Donald Malcolm McRae, Ottawa

Richard W. Pound, Montreal. This is a promotion within the order.

Officers

Albert Bandura, Stanford, Calif. and Mundare, Alta.

Jean-Louis Baudouin, Montreal

Story continues below advertisement

Mark Carney, London, U.K. and Ottawa

Catherine Frazee, Canning, N.S.

Shaf Keshavjee, Toronto

Mark Lautens, Toronto

Wendy Levinson, Toronto

Norman Emilio Marcon, Toronto

Story continues below advertisement

James Rodger Miller, Saskatoon, Sask.

Peter Milliken, Elginburg, Ont.

Julio Montaner, Vancouver

Nancy Margaret Reid, Toronto

Eleanor Wachtel, Toronto. This is a promotion within the order.

Members

Story continues below advertisement

Caroline Andrew, Ottawa

Jean-Pierre Andrieux, St. John's

Jacob Austin, Vancouver

Baidar Bakht, Scarborough, Ont.

Denis Brott, Saint-Sauveur, Que.

Lisa Brown, Toronto

Story continues below advertisement

Wally Buono, Surrey, B.C.

Peter Calamai, Ottawa

Christina Stuart Cameron, Ottawa

Wendy Marion Cecil, Toronto

Brenda Clark, Port Hope, Ont.

Robert Cecil Cole, St. John's

Tim Cook, Ottawa

George Cope, Toronto

Robert W. Cox, Toronto and Waterloo, Ont.

A. Gordon Craig, Toronto

John W. Crichton, Manotick, Ont.

Conrad Charles Daellenbach, Toronto

Patrick Dolan Darrah, Saint John, N.B.

Michael DeGagne, North Bay, Ont. and Ottawa

Jean-Guy Desjardins, Westmount, Que.

Alba DiCenso, Campbellville, Ont.

Edgar J. Dosman, Toronto

Joanne M. Sullivan Douglas, Vancouver

Barry V. Downs, Vancouver

Louise Dupre, Montreal

Simon Durivage, Montreal

Kappy Flanders, Montreal

Charles Foran, Toronto

Julia E. Foster, Toronto

Raymonde Gagne, Winnipeg

Brenda Louise Gallie, Toronto

Serge Gauthier, Montreal

Aurelien Gill, Mashteuiatsh, Que.

James K. Gordon, Sudbury, Ont.

William C. Graham, Toronto

John Grew, Montreal

Christophe Guy, Montreal

Thomas Jon Harle, Ottawa

Frank Hasenfratz, Guelph, Ont.

Adele M. Hurley, Toronto

Joan F. Ivory, Westmount, Que.

Patrick Johnston, Roslin, Ont.

John G. Kelton, Dundas, Ont.

Sheldon Kennedy, Calgary

Laurence Klotz, Toronto

Chantal Kreviazuk, Los Angeles and Toronto

Normand Laprise, Mont-Royal, Que.

John Barker Lawson, Toronto

Suzie LeBlanc, Montreal

Gregoire Legendre, Quebec City

Jens Lindemann, Pacific Palisades, Calif. and Edmonton

Keith MacLellan, Bristol, Que.

Michael I. M. MacMillan, Toronto

Raine Maida, Los Angeles and Toronto

Thomas J. Marrie, Halifax

John G. McAvity, Ottawa

Susan McGrath, Toronto

Jeremy Nichol McNeil, London, Ont.

Michael A. Meighen, Toronto

Robert Mellin, St. John's

Diane Morin, Charlemagne, Que.

Russell J. Morrison, Toronto

Peter Ernest Murdoch, Roxboro, Que.

Dan Needles, Ottawa

Cal Nichols, Edmonton

John Palmer, Toronto

Charles E. Pascal, Toronto

Michael Phillips, Shanghai, China and Hamilton, Ont.

Ervin Podgorsak, Brossard, Que.

John R. Porter, Quebec City

Gary Slaight, Toronto

H. Olav Slaymaker, Vancouver

Robyn Tamblyn, Montreal

Jean-Claude Tardif, Montreal

Lorraine Vaillancourt, Montreal

Eric Robert Walters, Mississauga, Ont.

H. Bruce Williams, Montreal

Catherine Zahn, Toronto

Editor's Note: The original version of this story, which appeared in Saturday's paper, incorrectly spelled the surname of one of the officers. He is Dr. Albert Bandura, a psychologist born in Mundare, Alta. who now lives in Stanford, Calif. This online version has been corrected.

Report an error Editorial code of conduct
Due to technical reasons, we have temporarily removed commenting from our articles. We hope to have this fixed soon. Thank you for your patience. If you are looking to give feedback on our new site, please send it along to feedback@globeandmail.com. If you want to write a letter to the editor, please forward to letters@globeandmail.com.

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. Click here to subscribe.

If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters@globeandmail.com. Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter .

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. Click here to subscribe.

If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters@globeandmail.com. Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter .

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff.

We aim to create a safe and valuable space for discussion and debate. That means:

  • Treat others as you wish to be treated
  • Criticize ideas, not people
  • Stay on topic
  • Avoid the use of toxic and offensive language
  • Flag bad behaviour

Comments that violate our community guidelines will be removed.

Read our community guidelines here

Discussion loading ...

Cannabis pro newsletter