Order of Canada/Merit Project

Memorializing Order of Canada/Merit receipients:

Members of the Order of Canada/Merit can now leave an enduring mark of the recognition they have received from their country. The Chancellery of Honours has established a partnership with Beechwood Cemetery to provide bronze plaques that bear the snowflake emblem together with a recipient’s name.

These plaques can be easily sent to destinations across the country/world and affixed to a variety of monuments/markers. Beechwood is run through the not-for-profit Beechwood Cemetery Foundation, which counts several members of the Order of Canada among its directors, and was designated the National Cemetery of Canada by Parliament, in 2009. For more information, please contact Tania Turpin at 613-696-0111 or by email at tturpin@beechwoodottawa.ca.

 

  • Order of Canada

    Established in 1967 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Order of Canada is the cornerstone of the Canadian Honours System, and recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. The Order recognizes people in all sectors of Canadian society. Their contributions are varied, yet they have all enriched the lives of others and made a difference to this country. Since its creation, more than 6 000 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order.

  • Order of Merit

    Order of Military Merit:

    Founded on July 1, 1972, the Order of Military Merit recognizes distinctive merit and exceptional service displayed by the men and women of the Canadian Forces, both Regular and Reserve. Many have demonstrated dedication and devotion beyond the call of duty, and the Order honours them for their commitment to Canada. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is the Order’s Sovereign, the governor general is its Chancellor and a Commander, and the chief of the Defence Staff is its Principal Commander.

    Order of Merit of the Police Forces:

    Established in October 2000, the Order of Merit of the Police Forces honours the leadership and exceptional service or distinctive merit displayed by the men and women of the Canadian Police Services, and recognizes their commitment to this country. The primary focus is on exceptional merit, contributions to policing and community development. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is the Order’s Sovereign, the governor general is its Chancellor and a Commander, and the commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is its Principal Commander.