Mayor’s New Year’s Honour List

The Mayor's New Year's Honour List is an annual recognition of persons who have contributed in an outstanding manner to the community of London in one of the following categories:

Accessibility (i.e., contributions to foster an environment of inclusion that embraces citizens of all abilities). Recommending Committee: Accessibility Advisory Committee;

Age Friendly (i.e., contributions to empowering older adults and advancing an age friendly community). Recommending Community Organization: Age Friendly London Network;

Arts (i.e., contributions to fostering and/or the production of human creativity). Recommending Community Organization:  London Arts Council;

Diversity and Race Relations (i.e., contributions to the elimination of hate and discrimination). Recommending Committee: Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Oppression Advisory Committee;

Environment (i.e., contributions to the awareness, preservation and protection of the environment). Recommending Committee: Advisory Committee on the Environment;

Heritage (i.e., contributions to the awareness, preservation and protection of heritage resources). Recommending Committee: London Advisory Committee on Heritage;

Housing (i.e., contributions to the provision of safe and accessible housing for all members of the community). Recommending Committee:  London Housing Advisory Committee;

Humanitarianism (i.e., contributions to human welfare through philanthropic and other efforts). Recommending Committee: Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Oppression Advisory Committee;

Safety & Crime Prevention (i.e., contributions to a safe and secure community). Recommending Committee: Community Safety & Crime Prevention Advisory Committee;

Sports (i.e., contributions to the awareness of and participation in sports activity and/or demonstrated excellence within a particular sports activity). Recommending Community Organization: London Sports Council;

Distinguished Londoner (to be selected by the Mayor) (i.e., outstanding contribution to community collaboration or acts of good will by giving back to our City). Each Council Member may submit one (1) name to the Mayor for consideration. The Mayor may select up to four (4) individuals for recommendation to Municipal Council.

Please note that a person may not receive this honour more than once in a lifetime. Review the list of past recipients below to ensure the person you nominate is not already on the Mayor’s New Year’s Honours List.

How recipients are selected

The recipients are named by City Council, on the recommendation of the Advisory Committees or community organizations as listed, through the Standing Committees.

You can submit a candidate for consideration to the appropriate Advisory Committee or community organization, by completing and submitting a nomination form.

Program conditions

The following conditions shall apply to the nomination of individuals:   

a)    no more than one person in each category shall be named in any one year, except for the category of Distinguished Londoner, subject to:   

       i) a person may not necessarily be named in each category each year;

      ii) City Council may, at its sole discretion and on an exception basis, choose to recognize two individuals in any one category in a given year should the City Council determine that two individuals have inseparably partnered in contributing to their     respective category, thereby increasing the aggregate amount of nominees beyond the usual maximum of ten persons to be named in any one year;

b) the recipients shall be chosen for long standing contributions in their respective categories;

c) the name of any one individual shall be included on the Honour List only once in their lifetime;

d) any person currently serving as a member of any one of the Advisory Committees, City Council, Civic Administration or organizations referred to in How to nominate a candidate shall not be eligible for naming to the list during their term of appointment or employment with the City;

e) nominees being recommended by the Advisory Committees or organizations referred to in How to nominate a candidate shall receive at least seventy-five percent of the total eligible votes on the respective Advisory Committee or organization.

Form of recognition

Names of the honourees are announced publicly by the Mayor on New Year’s Day. Recipients will be honoured at the first meeting of City Council in the new year.

Each recipient will receive an invitation to a reception for themselves and one guest, and a certificate.

A plaque shall be displayed in a prominent public area of City Hall honouring those persons.

How to nominate a candidate

Nominations are currently closed. Please check back later this year for details on the nomination process for 2024. 



List of current honourees


Jennifer Williams – Accessibility

Jennifer Williams who is the Director of Volunteers for Air Show London, tries to make an environment that is inclusive to persons of all abilities. Jennifer always finds ways to make everyone feel included, even volunteers in wheelchairs, who feel valued and appreciated in the help they are able to provide due to Jennifer’s wonderful leadership. Jennifer always makes sure all volunteers have everything they need to be involved and she is always very accommodating for all volunteers and will even move the volunteers to a more accessible area for safe accessibility. She also includes individuals from many diverse communities who are all free from discrimination on disability, sex, race, and age. For these reasons and more, Jennifer Williams is named to the 2024 Mayor’s New Year’s Honour List, in the category of accessibility.

Don Pollock - Age Friendly

Don Pollock has volunteered the past several years with the local London CARP Branch in the capacity of President. This active London chapter provides a wide variety of informative educational speakers for each chapter meeting, and provide valuable take away information for many seniors in the London area. With Don’s dedication and contributions to the organization, there has been increased attendance with every monthly meeting. His assistance is key in putting together the popular meeting agendas and speakers. For his efforts as President of the local London CARP Branch, and more, Don is named to the 2024 Mayor’s New Year’s Honour List in the category of Age Friendly.

Audrey Cooper - Arts

Audrey Cooper grew up in the city of Toronto. When she started her own family in the 1950’s and 60’s, she soon found herself divorced with three children to raise. She charted her own course, choosing to become a single mom entrepreneur, employing, training, mentoring, and helping other women open doors in a male-dominated business world. 

Decades later, after a successful career, and with children raised, Audrey faced retirement and a move from Toronto to London to be closer to family. Healthwise, she was also dealing with another challenge - depression. In true Audrey fashion, after seeking conventional mental health treatments, she plotted her own therapy. At 76 years of age, she picked up a paintbrush and started to paint. She had happy memories of growing up in Toronto’s Danforth Avenue neighbourhood, and they became the subject of her colourful acrylic canvases painted in a whimsical folk-art style – envision a citified Maude Lewis. 

She started to enjoy sales of her new-found talents and was enjoying the camaraderie of kindred spirits in her new home, when one day, looking at an empty space in London’s downtown Talbot Centre, she decided it was the perfect venue to showcase works by the city’s talented creative community. “Its purpose was clear to me,” she says. And so, a dream was born. 

Before long, Audrey gathered a team to help schedule exhibits, hang the artworks, handle social media, help host gatherings … its members were all artists who had found someone to share their passion, and valued the opportunity the gallery gave them to gather with like-minded souls. Or, they were simply inspired by the woman whose laughter they had once heard echoing through the concourse halls and, following the sound, found a white-haired senior, sporting large, white-framed glasses, and bright red lipstick, swearing at a laptop computer. They all wanted to be Audrey when they grew up! 

Over the years, the number of artists Audrey has invited to exhibit on the walls has grown, and so too has the spectrum of talent, from those who are professional, well-trained, and established, to others whose work is ‘emerging’ - those who are still in the early stages of their career, but Audrey sees something she likes. They are young, they are middle-aged, they are seniors – all have found a passion for art. The number of new and repeat customers looking for local art has also grown. 

Dozens and dozens of local artists work has adorned the gallery walls over the past 10 years, and countless other creatives have been inspired by her talents as an artist, encouraged by her endeavours and contributions to the London art scene, or simply come under the spell of ‘the Audrey story’. For all these reasons and more, Audrey Cooper is named to the 2024 Mayor’s New Year’s Honour List, in the category of Arts.

Bill Brady - Distinguished Londoner

.Bill Brady is a print and radio journalist, manager, and executive who has been involved with various local and national organizations. He is regarded as a pioneer of the telephone call-in show in Canada. Brady's daily radio program was on the air in the Southwestern Ontario region for more than 20 years. A radio personality and general manager for CFPL radio in London, Brady also was the president of operations for the Blackburn Radio company, and the senior vice-president at the parent Blackburn Group company. Brady has served as president of the Central Canada Broadcasters Association, and in 1996 he was inducted into the Canadian Broadcast Hall of Fame. For all these reasons and more, Bill Brady is named a Distinguished Londoner for the 2024 Mayor’s New Year’s Honour List.

Brian Harris  - Distinguished Londoner

Brian Harris is a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Victory Branch London and has been since 2006. In 2007 Brian joined the executive as the Sergeant-at-Arms, Public Relations Chair and Operations Chair. In 2009 he was elected President and served a 2-year term. He has held almost every position on the Victory Executive through 2022, During those years he held multiple positions at Zone and District levels of the Legion including Commander. In 2019 he was elected Vice President of Ontario Command and served one three-year term. Also, in 2019 he was appointed Provincial Poppy Chair, a position he continues to hold. In 2017 he began an initiative to permanently house homeless Veterans in London, a position he continues to chair today. In 2011 he began his support of two youth groups, #9 Royal Canadian Army Cadets and London Legion Track and Field Alliance, both positions he continues today. For his nearly two decades of service to the Royal Canadian Legion and our Veterans in multiple capacities, and his encouragement and development of youth activities, Brian Harris is named a Distinguished Londoner for the 2024 Mayor’s New Year’s Honour List.

Evelyn Chertkow - Distinguished Londoner

Evelyn Chertkow has been a longtime volunteer tour guide with Museum London. Since she began her volunteer role in 1970, she has contributed to the education of thousands of students in the region regarding the art and history of London. She continues to tour at the museum, where, for over 53 years, she has generously shared her knowledge and experience with students of all ages. She has shared her expertise and passion for the art to inspire youth to think critically about art and find the wonder within it. Evelyn has also supported artists and their work, contributing to the thriving art community London has enjoyed while she has resided here. She has also given back with generous donations of artwork to the museum to complement the many pieces within a collection she has used to educate and inspire countless youth in London. For these reasons and more, Evelyn is named a Distinguished Londoner for the 2024 Mayor’s New Year’s Honour List.

Sheilah Hogarth – Distinguished Londoner

Sheilah Hogarth is a northwest London resident who has actively been collecting litter throughout the city for the last 12 years. Surgery to help her epilepsy allowed her to be more independent and motorized wheelchairs have allowed her to be mobile. She has been giving back to the community and encouraging others to do their part as well. Her contributions not only beautify the city, but also help protect wildlife, plant life, waterways, soil and ecosystems from toxic and dangerous chemicals and materials they shouldn't be introduced to. For her contributions to our London community and her time giving back, Sheilah is named a Distinguished Londoner for the 2024 Mayor’s New Year’s Honour List.

Youth Coalition Combating Islamophobia (YCCI) - Distinguished Londoner

The Youth Coalition Combating Islamophobia (YCCI), is a passionate collective of Muslim youth and their adult mentors, dedicated to raising awareness, advocating for change, and combating Islamophobia. Through workshops, events, and educational resources, YCCI strives to empower individuals and communities to stand against prejudice and discrimination. For all their efforts and contributions in bringing positive change, YCCI is named to the 2024 Mayor’s New Year’s Honour List in the category of Distinguished Londoner.

Rumina Morris - Diversity and Race Relations

Rumina Morris became the City of London’s first Director of anti-racism and anti-oppression in 2021, and was responsible for building and staffing this newly formed division. In the aftermath of the attack on Our London Family, Rumina was instrumental in the design and implementation of the City’s plan to disrupt and dismantle Islamophobia. This effort won accolades and admiration across Canada, and was hailed as a model for other cities to follow. Through Rumina’s leadership, the ARAO division provides guidance, tools and support training for employees to take proactive steps to address systemic racism and oppression within the workplace, and within the community. In addition to targeting racism and oppression, directed towards Black people, Indigenous people, Asian people, and all people of colour, the division also focuses on ableism, xenophobia, sexism, homophobia, and transphobia, and other equity seeking groups as necessary. For all these reasons and more, Rumina Morris is named to the 2024 Mayor’s New Year’s Honour List, in the category of Diversity and Race Relations.

Diane Szoller – The Environment

Diane has been involved with many community volunteer initiatives locally that supported environmental action. Reimagine Institute for Community Sustainability – helped with foundation for tool lending library. Thames Region Ecological Association (TREA) Board–organized projects such as waste reduction campaign to schools and community, how-to- workshop series, helped with yearly Bicycle Festival planning and eventual wind down, engaged with Home County festival waste reduction strategies. Organized many public workshops, ie. renewables, conservation, energy efficiency, composting, cycling. Spearheaded pollinator garden, multi-cultural workshops for newcomers, neighbourhood visits door-to-door to discuss waste issues. Helped EcoSchools with curriculum ties to climate/health.

Post-Carbon London – Developed a community wide energy plan response campaign for London through neighbourhood forums, round table, local election survey, etc. resulting in municipal plan support. City Advisory Committee on the Environment (ACE) – committees for Pollination forum and City pollinator policies, Resilient City conference, Urban Agriculture policy followed by ACE input to spearhead the Friends of Urban Agriculture initiative, organized ACE input to various draft City budgets, contributed to policy topics such as City’ anti-idling by-law, climate emergency action plan and draft London Plan.

She participated in the City Urban Agriculture Strategy committee as ACE rep, was a member of City Community Engagement Task Force tasked with municipal engagement policy, City Cycling Advisory Committee input to City Cycling Master Plan and various development projects, London Middlesex Road Safety Strategy team tasked with implementing plan to reduce traffic accidents.

With CAN-Bike London startup–she organized delivery of instructor training, school and community programs, Learn to Ride initiatives, outreach in the 3 counties aligned with various school board boundaries. Was a part of Green Energy London Co-operative startup– organized incorporation, strategic planning, promotions. She was part of Zerofootprint’s Good Coins initiative – which mapped outreach campaign encouraging sustainable behaviour. Was a local representative for the Federation of Community Power Cooperatives. Was a co-organizer for the SWO people’s rally at Victoria Park, promoting awareness for international COP meetings. She was the London SOUP microfunder – member of committee for planning events, support for local food projects.

Diane was an active member of the organizing team for the Share the Road Cycling Coalition summit held in St. Thomas.Diane was also a part of ‘Green jobs’ conference committee goal to spearhead a local ‘Just Transition’ green initiative. Diane acted as a local resource on the Climate Dialogue with the Premier on a Low-Carbon Ontario. She was a also a Member of London District Energy Renewable Co-op, Council of Canadians London chapter (helped to establish Blue Community), Can-Bike London links to Urban League, London Environmental Network and Big Bike Giveaway, an admin with Caremongers London (fb help to Londoners during Covid-19) and many more. 

For all her contributions over the years and her dedication to bettering the environment, Diane Szoller is named to the 2024 Mayor’s New Year’s Honour List in Environment.

 Jason Hick – Heritage

Jason Hick is the Communications Co-ordinator for Architectural Conservancy Ontario London Region Branch. He has changed the profile of heritage issues in the locality through reaching out to the community in a very effective and informative way. Through social media, Jason has engaged with a larger group of interested people and keeps everyone involved with local, provincial and even country-wide heritage issues and events. His technical knowledge has been invaluable. Jason has also contributed significantly to the Heritage House Sign initiative which has done so much to illuminate our neighbourhoods and heightened the heritage awareness and profile in the city. For these reasons and more, Jason Hick is named to the 2024 Mayor’s New Year’s Honour List, in the category of Heritage.


Jenna Rose Sands - Humanitarianism

Jenna Rose Sands is a Cree Anishninaabe artist and writer in London. She has created the "Atrocities Against Indigenous Canadians for Dummies", a zine which explores hard to read about (and surely harder to write about) topics such as the Residential School System, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, and the 60s Scoop. She's also created a website full of resources to support her writings. More recently, she is the Executive Director of SafeSpace. She has been a fierce advocate for London's Health and Homelessness Whole of Community System Response, has advocated for unhoused Londoners who are being harassed and targeted on the street, and has secured additional funding from the City for greater supports, like increased access to beds and showers for at London's rising unhoused population. For these reasons and more, Jenna Rose is named to the 2024 Mayor’s New Year’s Honour List, in the category of Humanitarianism.

Jamie Walls - Safety and Crime Prevention

Jamie Walls has been a member of the London Search and Rescue (LSAR) team since 2005. LSAR assists London Police Services, Ontario Provincial Police, and 8 other local Police Forces in searches for missing or lost persons.

Jamie has been a searcher for the team and is on-call 24/7/365. He is a volunteer trained in missing person behaviour, search patterns, clue & evidence handling, psychology of survival, map and compass word, emergency management, and standard first aid. Jamie has taken on a role as an instructor on the team and has taught numerous classes of new recruits. Jamie is a team lead who oversees searchers while operational. Jamie took additional training to further his knowledge of search and rescue: Advanced Search and Rescue and Search Manager Training.

Jamie served on the Senior Leadership Team as Deputy Commander of the LSAR team up until October 2020. In October 2020 he was elected as Commander of the team. His main task was to oversee the transition of the LSAR team from a division under St. John Ambulance to their own independent organization. When LSAR left St. John Ambulance, Jamie led the team through transition to be a non-profit organization and eventually a registered charity.

Under his guidance as Commander of LSAR, between 2020-2023, the team increased in size from 60 members to 108 members. The team enhanced their digital capabilities as he registered domains, got the team email addresses, and a website. Under his direction, the fundraising capabilities of the team expanded their equipment. The team was able to improve operational capacity by purchasing new radios, GPS units, and electric-assist bikes. He also improved the team's search abilities by equipping LSAR with three thermal imaging monoculars. His vision to outfit the team with technology has enabled the team to respond to more searches in a year than any other prior years. Between 2017 to 2020 the team assisted with 19 missing persons searches. Between 2020-2023 the team assisted with 39 missing persons searches.

Under Jamie, the team flourished and improved the safety of London’s lost persons. His foresight into the technological and digital needs of the team will assist LSAR for years to come. For these reasons and more, Jamie Walls is named to the 2024 Mayor’s New Year’s Honour List, in the category of Safety and Crime Prevention.

 Vito Frijia – Sports

 Vito Frijia joined the National Basketball League of Canada (NBLC) in 2011 when 7 teams began to play. The London Lightning were born, and as a result, brought professional basketball to London. It also gave hundreds of Canadian basketball players an opportunity to play professional basketball, as the league had a player policy that had to include a minimum of four Canadian players per team. Vito, as owner of the team, brought 6 Championships to London in 11 years and allowed many Londoners to enjoy and cheer on our home team. Thousands of London basketball fans attended, along with thousands of elementary school aged children, because Vito would give thousands of free tickets to the school to give to the children.

Vito was elected President of the NBLC in 2015 and helped promote and develop the new league. The Lightning won Championships in 2011+2012, 2016+2017, and 2022 +2023, bringing the spotlight to London and recognition for the team, fans, and the city.

Vito is not only generous with school children, but he also donates his gym facilities to organizations that need a place to practice or hold an event. BGC, the YMCA, and KidSport London, have all taken advantage of Vito’s generosity and willingness to help the community, and encourage kids to play sports.

Vito has also contributed financially to London’s athletes performance on the world stage. Vito has generously donated to expensive costs of training for the Olympics.

Because of his love for sports, his leadership abilities, and his willingness to help children develop and play sports, Vito Frijia has been named to the 2024 Mayor’s New Year’s Honour List, in the category of Sports.

List of past honourees


  • Ashton Forrest – Accessibility
  • Beverly Farrell – Age Friendly
  • Karen Schindler – Arts
  • Edward Medzon – Distinguished Londoner
  • Jason Rip – Distinguished Londoner
  • Sydney Vickers – Distinguished Londoner
  • Joe Cardillo – Distinguished Londoner
  • Charlene Doak-Gebauer – Distinguished Londoner
  • Padre Frank Mantz – Distinguished Londoner
  • Carl Cadogan – Diversity and Race Relations
  • Tom Cull – Environment
  • John Manness – Heritage
  • Nawaz Tahir – Humanitarianism
  • Roop Chanderdat – Sports



  • Hayley Gardiner – Accessibility
  • Patricia Hoffer – Arts
  • Mario Circelli – Distinguished Londoner
  • Mike Evans – Distinguished Londoner
  • Mandi Fields – Distinguished Londoner
  • Joyce E. Larsh – Distinguished Londoner
  • Mary Anne Hodge – Environment
  • Dorothy Palmer – Heritage
  •  Robert (Bob) Sexsmith – Housing
  • Kait Symonds - Safety and Crime Prevention
  • Maggie Mac Neil – Sports


  • Gerry LaHay (posthumously) – Accessibility
  • Jean Knight - Age Friendly
  • Betty Anne Younker – Arts
  • Mitchell A. Baran (posthumously) – Distinguished Londoner
  • Wayne Dunn – Distinguished Londoner
  • Jim Campbell – Distinguished Londoner
  • Joey Hollingsworth – Distinguished Londoner
  • Mary Alikakos - Diversity
  • Marianne Griffith – Environment
  • Sylvia Chodas – Heritage
  • Dr. Abe Oudshoorn  – Housing
  • Jeremy McCall - Humanitarianism
  • Murray Howard – Sports


  • Gary Doerr – Accessibility
  • Patrick Fleming – Age Friendly
  • Renée Silberman – Arts
  • Don Campbell – Distinguished Londoner
  • Hayden Foulon (Posthumously) – Distinguished Londoner
  • Leroy Hibbert – Distinguished Londoner
  • Brian Hill – Distinguished Londoner
  • Rob McQueen – Environment
  • Arthur McClelland – Heritage
  • Carla Garagozzo – Housing
  • Alexander Kopacz – Sports


  • Rachel Braden and Merel (Facility Dog) - Accessibility
  • Ernest Maiorana - Age Friendly
  • Victoria Carter - Arts
  • Gabor Sass - Environment
  • Steven Liggett - Heritage
  • Melissa Hardy-Trevenna - Housing
  • Jacqueline Thompson - Humanitarianism
  • Mike Lumley - Sports


  • Karen Schuessler Arts
  • Dharshi Lacey Diversity and Race Relations
  • George Sinclair Environment
  • Susan Bentley Heritage
  • Sister Delores Brisson Housing
  • Lina Bowden Humanitarianism
  • Todd Sargeant and Sigmund Bernat Persons with a Disability
  • Émilie Crakondji Safety and Crime Prevention
  • Tom Partalas Sports


  • Dale Yoshida – Arts
  • Mojdeh Cox – Diversity and Race Relations
  • Dr. Joseph Cummins –Environment
  • Sandra Miller – Heritage
  • Susan Grindrod – Housing
  • Andrew Rosser – Humanitarianism
  • Brenda Ryan – Persons with Disabilities
  • Danielle Mooder – Safety and Crime Prevention
  • Therese Quigley – Sports


  • Gary Brown (Environment)
  • Glen Curnoe (Heritage)
  • Charles and Carolyn Innis – Humanitarianism
  • Holly Painter (Arts)
  • Bonnie Quesnel – Persons with Disabilities
  • Paul Seale – Safety and Crime Prevention
  • Jens Stickling (Housing)
  • Reta Van Every (Diversity and Race Relations)
  • Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir – Sports


  • Hilary Bates Neary (Heritage)
  • Alfredo Caxaj (Diversity and Race Relations)
  • Roger Khouri (Persons with Disabilities)
  • Michael Lynk (Humanitarianism)
  • Patrick Mahon (The Arts)
  • Corina Morrison (Safety and Crime Prevention)
  • Bob Porter (Environment)
  • Martha Powell (Housing)
  • Damian Warner (Sports)


  • Barry Fay (Sports)
  • Talia Goldberg (Persons with Disabilities)
  • Rebecca Howse (Diversity and Race Relations)
  • John Nicholson (Arts)
  • Gary Smith (The Environment)
  • Lloyd Stevenson (Housing)
  • Kenneth Wright (Humanitarianism)


  • Meredith Fraser (Diversity and Race Relations)
  • Bramwell Gregson (Arts)
  • Bruce Huff (Sports)
  • Suzanne Huot (Humanitarianism)
  • David Nelms (Housing)
  • Joe O’Neil (Heritage)
  • Shane O’Neill (Environment)
  • Lou Rivard (Safety and Crime Prevention)
  • Carmen Sprovieri (Persons with Disabilities)


  • Maryse Leitch (Arts)
  • Catherine McEwen (Heritage)
  • Josip Mrkoci (Sports)
  • Perpétue Nitunga (Humanitarianism)
  • Greg Playford (Housing)
  • Anne Robertson (Persons with Disabilities)
  • Evelina Silveira (Diversity and Race Relations)
  • Maureen Temme (Environment)


  • Sister Joan Atkinson (Housing)
  • Major Archie Cairns (Arts)
  • Bill De Young (Environment)
  • Mike Lindsay (Sports)
  • Marlyn Loft (Heritage)
  • Christina Lord (Humanitarianism)
  • Dr. Gaston N.K. Mabaya (Diversity and Race Relations)
  • Marg Rooke (Safety and Crime Prevention)
  • Cheryl Stewart (Persons with Disabilities)


  • Alison Farough (Safety and Crime Prevention)
  • Jennifer Grainger (Heritage)
  • Charlene Lazenby (Housing)
  • Kathy Lewis (Persons with Disabilities)
  • Maryanne MacDonald (Environment)
  • Joyce Mitchell (Diversity and Race Relations)
  • Darlene Pratt (Arts)
  • Sister Margo Ritchie (Humanitarianism)
  • Ray Takahashi (Sports)


  • Mohamed Al-Adeimi (Diversity and Race Relations)
  • Teresa Anglin (Humanitarianism)
  • Diana Anstead (Safety and Crime Prevention)
  • Margaret Capes (Housing)
  • Mike Circelli (Sports)
  • Nancy Finlayson (Environment)
  • Jeff Preston (Persons with Disabilities)
  • Theresa Regnier (Heritage)
  • Jim Scott (Arts)


  • Henri Boyi (Humanitarianism)
  • Dr. Cathy Chovaz (Persons with Disabilities)
  • Michelle Edwards (Diversity and Race Relations)
  • Stephen Harding (Heritage)
  • Thom McClenaghan (Environment)
  • Todd Sargeant (Sports)
  • Jeffrey Paul Schlemmer (Housing)
  • Dr. Margaret Whitby (Arts)


  • Eleanor Bradley (Safety and Crime Prevention)
  • Peter Brennan (Arts)
  • Chris Doty (posthumously) (Heritage)
  • Peter Inch (Sports)
  • Sandy Levin (Environment)
  • Raul Llobet (posthumously) (Diversity and Race Relations
  • Susie Matthias (Persons with Disabilities)
  • Glen Pearson and Jane Roy (Humanitarianism)


  • Jane Antoniak (Diversity and Race Relations)
  • John Barron (Arts)
  • Dale and Mark Hunter (Sports)
  • Jim Mahon (Environment)
  • Lorin MacDonald (Persons with Disabilities)
  • Darlene Ritchie (Housing)
  • Clare Robinson (Safety and Crime Prevention)
  • Sister Teresa Ryan (Humanitarianism)
  • Barry Wells (Heritage)


  • Bernice Brooks (Environment)
  • Eugene DiTrolio (Safety and Crime Prevention)
  • Genet Hodder (Heritage)
  • Prof. Donald McKellar (Arts)
  • Patrick Murphy (Persons with Disabilities)
  • Barry Parker (Housing)
  • Shanti Radcliffe (Humanitarianism)
  • Jude St. John  (Sports)


  • Alan Cohen (Arts)
  • Ayshi Hassan (Humanitarianism)
  • Dr. Bill Judd (Heritage)
  • Carol Kish (Safety and Crime Prevention)
  • Rick Odegaard (Housing)
  • Jennifer Smith Ogg (Sports)
  • Cathy Vincent-Linderoos (Physically Challenged)
  • Dave and Winifred Wake (Environment)


  • Ralph Aldrich (Arts)
  • Mary Kerr (Heritage)
  • Michael Lewis (Physically Challenged)
  • Laila Norman (Safety and Crime Prevention)
  • Elaine Pensa (Humanitarianism)
  • Joseph Rea and the Archangelo Rea Foundation (Environment)
  • Jan Richardson (Housing)
  • Clarke Singer (Sports)


  • Eric Atkinson (Arts)
  • Bill Brock (Safety and Crime Prevention)
  • Debbie Dawtrey (Physically Challenged)
  • Susan Epstein (Environment)
  • Janet Hunten (Heritage)
  • Gail Irmler (Housing)
  • Carolyn Rundle (Humanitarianism)
  • Darwin Semotiuk (Sports)


  • Douglas Bocking (Heritage Conservation)
  • Connie Cunningham (posthumously) (Housing)
  • Keith Cartwright (Physically Challenged)
  • Art Fidler (Arts)
  • Dan and Mary Lou Smoke (Humanitarianism)
  • Lesley Thompson (Sports)
  • Gosse VanOosten (Environment)
  • Audrey Warner (Safety and Crime Prevention)


  • Lottie Brown (Heritage Conservation)
  • Hume Cronyn (Arts)
  • Paul Duerden (Sports)
  • John Falls (posthumously) (Physically Challenged)
  • Gwen Barton Jenkins (posthumously) (Humanitarianism)
  • Judy Potter (Housing)
  • Paul van der Werf (Environment)


  • Dan Brock (Heritage Conservation)
  • Tom Crerar (Environment)
  • John Davidson (Physically Challenged)
  • O. Veronica Dryden (posthumously) (Humanitarianism)
  • Michael Edward Howe (Housing)
  • Phil Murphy (Arts)
  • Shelly Siskind (Safety and Crime Prevention)


  • Paterson Ewen (Arts)
  • Tim Dupee (posthumously) (Physically Challenged)
  • Sargon Gabriel (Humanitarianism)
  • Mary Huffman (Safety and Crime Prevention)
  • Ann McKillop (Heritage Conservation)
  • Henry and Maria Stam (Environment)


  • Karen Burch (Environment)
  • Gretta Grant (Humanitarianism)
  • Marion Obeda (Safety and Crime Prevention)
  • Kim Pratt (Architectural Conservation)
  • Cesar Santander (Arts)
  • W. (Bill) Willcock (Housing)


  • Robert Baumbach and the Dixie Flyers (Arts)
  • Jess Davidson (Physically Challenged)
  • Rosemary Dickinson (Environment)
  • Gertrude Roes (Safety)
  • Mowbray Sifton (Housing)
  • Nancy Zwart Tausky (Architectural Conservation)


  • Ruth Drake (Architectural Conservation)
  • Martha Henry (Arts)
  • Jeff Henderson (Environment)
  • Sandra McNee (Housing)
  • Ron Newnes (Crime Prevention)
  • Tanys Quesnel (Physically Challenged)
  • Bill Woolford (Safety)


  • Michael Baker (Architectural Conservation)
  • Caroline Bolter (Environment)
  • Richard Izzard (Crime Prevention)
  • David Kirk (Safety)
  • John Moran (Physically Disabled)
  • John Schunk (Housing)
  • Katharine Smith (Arts)


  • Alan Benninger (Housing)
  • William Fyfe (Environment)
  • Wil Harlock (Architectural Conservation)
  • David Long (Housing)
  • Margaret MacGee (Safety)
  • Nancy McNee (Arts)
  • Craig Stainton (Housing)
  • Peter Valiquet (Crime Prevention)
  • Shirley Van Hoof (Physically Disabled)


  • Kenneth Bovey (Environment)
  • Susan Eagle (Housing)
  • George Mottram (Safety)
  • Laverne Shipley (Crime Prevention)
  • Richard Verrette (Arts)
  • Debbie Willows (Physically Challenged)


  • Paul Ball (Crime Prevention)
  • Ian Chappell (Crime Prevention)
  • Silvia Clarke (Architectural Conservation
  • Norman Davis (Crime Prevention)
  • Norma Dinniwell (Arts)
  • Jay Mayos (Environment)
  • Marilyn Neufeld (Physically Challenged)
  • Margaret Sharpe (Crime Prevention)
  • Glen Sifton (Safety)


  • Julia Beck (Architectural Conservation)
  • Ruth Clarke (Safety)
  • Sam Katz (Environment)
  • Helena Kline (Crime Prevention)
  • Nellie Porter (Housing)
  • Nancy Skinner (Physically Disabled)
  • Maurice Stubbs (Arts)


  • Mervin Carter (Safety)
  • Robert Loveless (Physically Challenged)
  • Gordon Jorgenson (Crime Prevention)
  • Orlo Miller (Architectural Conservation)
  • Nancy Postian (Arts)
  • Thomas Purdy (Environment)

1988 (Arts)

  • Maurice A. Coghlin
  • Arthur Ender
  • Bernice Harper
  • Ian Turnbull

1987 (Arts)

  • Caroline L. Conron
  • Stephen Joy
  • Gerald Fagan
  • Millard P. McBain

1986 (Arts)

  • Sasha McInnis Hayman
  • Gregory R. Curnoe
  • Thomas J. Hannigan

1985 (Arts)

  • Nancy Poole
  • Paddy Gunn O’Brien
  • Thomas F. Siess

1984 (Arts)

  • Minnette Church
  • Betty Duffield

1983 (Arts)

  • Robert L. (Bob) Turnbull
  • Frank L. Hallett
  • Kathleen M. Hallett
  • Ivor Brake
  • Phyllis J. Brake
  • Carol Johnston
  • Thomas F. Lawson

1982 (Arts)

  • Wesanne McKellar
  • Edward R. Procunier
  • J. Allyn Taylor

1981 (Arts)

  • Herbert J. Ariss
  • Dorothy Carter
  • Noreen DeShane
  • John H. Moore
  • S. Elizabeth Moore

1980 (Arts)

  • Jane E. Bigelow
  • Barbara Ivey
  • Richard M. Ivey
  • Beryl Ivey

1979 (Arts)

  • Paul Eck
  • Edward Escaf
  • Clifford Evans
  • Arnim Walter

1978 (Arts)

  • Robin Dearing
  • Donald Fleckser
  • Angela Labatt
  • Dorothy Scuton
  • Pegi Walden

1977 (Arts)

  • Martin Boundy
  • A. Elizabeth Murray
  • James Reaney
  • Margaret Skinner
  • Earle Terry

1976 (Arts)

  • Catharine Kezia Brickenden
  • Lenore Crawford
  • Heinar Piller
  • Ray Sealey
  • Bruce Sharpe
  • Ruth Sharpe


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