Order of Canada welcomes notable Toronto folks

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, announced 100 new appointments to the Order of Canada this week.

The Order will welcome 11 new Members (C.M.) from Toronto.

  • Michael Adams, C.M., for his leadership in public opinion research and for his insights into Canadian values and identity.
  • Howard Adelman, C.M., for his pioneering work on refugee sponsorship and for his contributions to the establishment of refugee studies as an academic discipline.
  • Marguerite Andersen, C.M., for her role as a pioneer in women’s studies in Canada and for her contributions to francophone literature reflecting the Canadian woman’s experience.
  • H. Anthony Arrell, C.M., for his achievements in the investment industry and for his contributions to strengthening public institutions in his community.
  • Bonnie Brooks, C.M., for her transformative leadership in Canada’s retail industry and for her extensive civic engagement.
  • Michael David Dan, C.M., O.Ont., for his contributions as a philanthropist, notably for his partnerships with Indigenous people.
  • Rayleen V. De Luca, C.M., O.M., for her contributions as a clinical child psychologist and for her dedication to improving the lives of vulnerable Canadian children and families
  • William Arthur Downe, C.M., for his commitment to enhancing diversity and inclusion in the financial industry and for his generosity in support of education and health care initiatives.
  • The Honourable David Onley, C.M., O.Ont., for tirelessly advancing the rights of people with disabilities, notably during his tenure as lieutenant governor of Ontario.
  • Ash K. Prakash, C.M., for his contributions to promoting Canadian modern art as an author, collector and philanthropist.
  • Michael Tymianski, C.M., for his contributions to neuroscience, particularly through his leadership in investigating new mechanisms to protect the brain following a stroke.

Recipients will be invited to accept their insignia at a ceremony to be held at a later date.

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  1. You report: “Order of Canada welcomes notable Toronto folks.” You have missed out MANY others—see full list at http://www.gg.ca/document.aspx?id=16670&lan=eng. You may have been confused as there are several A-Z sequences!