Honorary appointments to the Order of Canada

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The order's constitution permits the appointment of five honorary members of the Order of Canada per year. The following is a list of all honorary appointments to date; those rendered in italics were later made Canadian citizens and thus no longer regarded as honorary inductees.

# Name Citizenship Appointment Investiture Death/removal Occupation/field of endeavour
Companions
5. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela South Africa [n 1] 3 September 1998 24 September 1998 5 December 2013 Former President of South Africa.[1]
6. Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Queen Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon Standard.svg [n 2] 1 August 2000 31 October 2000 30 March 2002 Former Royal Consort of Canada.[2]
9. Frank Gehry United States [n 3] 12 November 2002 16 June 2003 Architect.[4]
10. Boutros Boutros-Ghali Egypt United Nations 8 May 2003 7 May 2004 Former Secretary-General of the United Nations.[5]
11. Václav Havel Czech Republic 8 May 2003 3 March 2004 18 December 2011 Former President of the Czech Republic.[6]
12. Aga Khan IV Switzerland France United Kingdom [n 4] 29 October 2004 6 June 2005 Imam of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims.[7]
Officers
2. John Kenneth Galbraith United States[n 5] 17 April 1997 5 November 1997 29 April 2006 Economist.[8]
3. James Hillier United States[n 6] 17 April 1997 5 November 1997 15 January 2007 Inventor of the electron microscope.[9]
4. Charles Dutoit Switzerland 23 October 1997 30 January 2002 Conductor of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra.[10]
8. Tanya Moiseiwitsch United Kingdom 10 October 2002 16 May 2003 19 February 2003 Theatre designer for the Stratford Festival.[11]
15. Charles Aznavour France [n 7] 10 April 2008 5 July 2008 Musician and actor.[13]
16. Bernard Pivot France 10 April 2008 7 May 2008 Television host and culture promoter.[14]
18. Sima Samar Afghanistan 25 May 2009 17 November 2010 Human rights leader.[15]
19. Ronnie Hawkins United States 29 June 2013 Rock Musician [16]
20. Bramwell Tovey United Kingdom 29 June 2013 Conductor and composer [17]
Members
1. Zena Sheardown Guyana [n 8] 11 October 1981 29 December 1986 Instrumental participant during the Canadian Caper.[18]
7. Lois Lilienstein United States 1 May 2002 24 October 2003 22 April 2015 Member of Sharon, Lois & Bram.[19]
13. Francis Cabot United States 29 June 2005 9 September 2005 19 November 2011 Horticulturist.[20]
14. Salome Bey United States 17 November 2005 26 October 2006 Musician.[21]
17. Zachary Richard United States 25 May 2009 7 April 2010 Singer, songwriter, and poet.[22]
21. Johann Olav Koss Norway 1 July 2015 Olympic speedskater and founder of Right to Play.[23]


Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Nelson Mandela was granted Honorary Canadian Citizenship in 2001. However, this is ceremonial and does not make his appointment substantive
  2. ^ The Queen Mother, as a member of the Canadian Royal Family, was a Canadian subject but not a Canadian citizen.
  3. ^ Gehry, though born in Toronto, moved with his family to the United States in 1942, before the enactment of the Canadian Citizenship Act, 1946. However, Ghery was granted Canadian citizenship in 2002,[3] and is now no longer listed as an honorary Companion of the order.
  4. ^ The Aga Khan was granded Honorary Canadian Citizenship in 2011. However, this is ceremonial and does not make his appointment substantive
  5. ^ Galbraith was born in Ontario before the establishment of Canadian citizenship and renounced his status as a British subject in 1937 to become a United States citizen.
  6. ^ Hillier was born in Ontario before the establishment of Canadian citizenship and renounced his status as a British subject in 1945 to become a United States citizen.
  7. ^ In December 2008 Aznavour was granted Armenian Citizenship by Presidential decree[12]
  8. ^ Zena Sheardown was the wife of John Sheardown, a Canadian employed at the Canadian Embassy in Iran during the Iranian Revolution of 1979. At great risk to her personal safety, Zena Sheardown was instrumental in the success of the Canadian Caper, allowing six American diplomats to be safely removed from the country. Sheardown was the first honorary appointment to the Order of Canada; the uniqueness of this appointment made it slow, to the point that Flora MacDonald had to ask for and receive unanimous consent from the Canadian House of Commons before the appointment was seriously considered. By the time she was invested into the order in 1986, Sheardown had become a Canadian citizen and the Advisory Council changed the status of her induction from honorary to substantive.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Office of the Governor General of Canada Search Order of Canada Membership List, Nelson Mandela, C.C.
  2. ^ Office of the Governor General of Canada Search Order of Canada Membership List, Her Majesty The Queen Mother Queen Elizabeth, C.C., L.G., L.T., C.I., G.C.V.O., G.B.E., LL.D.
  3. ^ "Gehry named to Order of Canada". CBC. 17 June 2003. Retrieved 25 July 2009. 
  4. ^ Office of the Governor General of Canada Search Order of Canada Membership List, Frank Gehry, C.C.
  5. ^ Office of the Governor General of Canada Search Order of Canada Membership List, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, C.C.
  6. ^ Office of the Governor General of Canada Search Order of Canada Membership List, Václav Havel, C.C.
  7. ^ Office of the Governor General of Canada Search Order of Canada Membership List, Aga Khan, C.C.
  8. ^ Office of the Governor General of Canada Search Order of Canada Membership List, John Kenneth Galbraith, O.C., Ph.D., LL.D.
  9. ^ Office of the Governor General of Canada Search Order of Canada Membership List, James Hillier, O.C., Ph.D., D.Sc., F.A.P.S.
  10. ^ Office of the Governor General of Canada Search Order of Canada Membership List, Charles Dutoit, O.C.
  11. ^ Office of the Governor General of Canada Search Order of Canada Membership List, Tanya Moiseiwitsch, O.C.
  12. ^ "Charles Aznavour Awarded Armenian Citizenship". Star Pulse. 27 December 2008. Retrieved 21 December 2011. 
  13. ^ Office of the Governor General of Canada Search Order of Canada Membership List, Charles Aznavour, O.C.
  14. ^ Office of the Governor General of Canada Search Order of Canada Membership List, Bernard Pivot, O.C.
  15. ^ Office of the Governor General of Canada Search Order of Canada Membership List, Sima Samar, O.C.
  16. ^ Office of the Governor General of Canada Governor General Announces 74 New Appointments to the Order of Canada List, [1]
  17. ^ Office of the Governor General of Canada Governor General Announces 74 New Appointments to the Order of Canada List, [2]
  18. ^ Office of the Governor General of Canada Search Order of Canada Membership List, Zena Kahn Sheardown, C.M.
  19. ^ Office of the Governor General of Canada Search Order of Canada Membership List, Lois Ada Lilienstein, C.M., B.Mus., D.H.L.
  20. ^ Office of the Governor General of Canada Search Order of Canada Membership List, Francis H. Cabot, C.M., C.Q.
  21. ^ Office of the Governor General of Canada Search Order of Canada Membership List, Salome Bey, C.M.
  22. ^ Office of the Governor General of Canada Search Order of Canada Membership List, Zachary Richard, C.M.
  23. ^ Office of the Governor General of Canada Order of Canada Appointments, [3]