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.
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.
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.
Albert Bandura, Stanford, Calif. and Mundare, Alta.
Jean-Louis Baudouin, Montreal
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
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.
Caroline Andrew, Ottawa
Jean-Pierre Andrieux, St. John's
Jacob Austin, Vancouver
Baidar Bakht, Scarborough, Ont.
Denis Brott, Saint-Sauveur, Que.
Lisa Brown, Toronto
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.