Elder Carolyn King, C.M., former Chief and a Member of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, Ontario has received the Order of Canada, one of our country’s highest honours. Presented by the governor general, the Order honours people whose service shapes our society; whose innovations ignite our imaginations; and whose compassion unites our communities.

Kings appointment was for her expertise in community development, her advocacy of Indigenous-led initiatives, and her efforts to improve Canadians’ understanding of First Nations.

Each recipient will be invited to accept their insignia at a ceremony to be held at a later date.  Story to follow in the next issue of the Eaglepress.

The Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation send out a community congratulations on your appointment to the Order of Canada.

Photo provided by Carolyn King.

Governor General Announces 61 New Appointments to the Order of Canada

December 30, 2020

The Order of Canada is one of our country’s highest civilian honours. Its Companions, Officers and Members take to heart the motto of the Order: DESIDERANTES MELIOREM PATRIAM (“They desire a better country”).

Created in 1967, the Order of Canada recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. More than 7,000 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order. Those who bear the Order’s iconic snowflake insignia have changed our nation’s measure of success and, through the sum of their accomplishments, have helped us build a better Canada.

Appointments are made by the governor general on the recommendation of the Advisory Council for the Order of Canada. For more information about the Order of Canada or to nominate someone, visit www.gg.ca/en/honours.

Congratulations to the following 61 new appointees, which include 1 Companion (C.C.)13 Officers (O.C.), and 47 Members (C.M.). Each recipient will be invited to accept their insignia at a ceremony to be held at a later date. A short citation for each new recipient may be found here.