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Ontario Honours Advisory Council

Ministry
Citizenship and Multiculturalism
URL
https://www.ontario.ca/page/honours-and-awards
Address
Ontario Honours and Awards Secretariat, Ministry of Citizenship and Multiculturalism, 400 University Avenue, 2nd Floor
Toronto
M7A2R9
Phone
416-314-7526
Fax
416-314-7743
Background
O.C. 395/2022; O.C. 1569/73; O.C. 2693/75; O.C. 2482/76; O.C. 471/99
Function

The council is an advisory body which considers all nominations and recommends candidates who have the greatest merit for the honours of The Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship, The Ontario Medal for Police Bravery, The Ontario Medal for Firefighters Bravery, The Ontario Medal for Paramedic Bravery, and The Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers.

Membership

The council is divided into a Citizenship Division and a Bravery Division. The Lieutenant Governor is the Honorary Chair of the advisory council and the Lieutenant Governor in Council appoints a Chair to oversee both divisions. The Citizenship Division is composed of up to ten members appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council, one of whom is designated Vice-Chair, and including the Chair. The Bravery Division is composed of up to 11 members appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council, one of whom is designated Vice-Chair, and including the Chair. The Fire Marshal of Ontario, the Associate Chair of the Ontario Civilian Police Commission, and the Director of the Emergency Health Regulatory and Accountability Branch, Ministry of Health are ex-officio, non-voting members of the Bravery Division.

Term

Members are appointed for a term not exceeding three years and may be reappointed for subsequent terms, each not exceeding three years, for a total term no greater than ten years.

Meetings
Citizenship Division - Meetings are held twice a year to select recipients of the two medals. Bravery Division – Up to three meetings per year to select recipients of the three medals.
Remuneration

Members are eligible to receive reimbursement for their travel expenses.

Appointments & Vacancies

No. Position Member Term Location
1. Chair (Part-Time) ANDRÉ LEVESQUE
21-May-2020 - 20-May-2023
ottawa
2. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) ERIC JOLLIFFE
23-Jul-2020 - 22-Jul-2023
barrie
3. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) JANET HARNDEN
06-Jan-2022 - 03-Mar-2024
belleville
4. Member (Part-Time) CAROL CROWE
12-Nov-2020 - 11-Nov-2023
tiny
5. Member (Part-Time) RICHARD BOYES
26-Nov-2020 - 25-Nov-2023
corunna
6. Member (Part-Time) JEFFREY LAJOIE
07-Jan-2021 - 06-Jan-2024
sault ste. marie
7. Member (Part-Time) MICHAEL BATEMAN
25-Feb-2021 - 24-Feb-2024
toronto
8. Member (Part-Time) ERNIE HUGHES
10-Jun-2021 - 09-Jun-2024
nepean
9. Member (Part-Time) NAVJOT NANDA
08-Jul-2021 - 07-Jul-2024
oakville
10. Member (Part-Time) KENT MOORE
29-Jul-2021 - 28-Jul-2024
amaranth
11. Member (Part-Time) SUSAN TURGEON
07-Oct-2021 - 06-Oct-2024
corbeil
12. Member (Part-Time) DANIEL HERBACK
04-Nov-2021 - 03-Nov-2024
pembroke
13. Member (Part-Time) PETER DANOS
04-Mar-2022 - 03-Mar-2025
toronto
14. Member (Part-Time)