Order of Canada

 Member of the
Order of Canada

Companion of the
 Order of Canada

  Officer of the
Order of Canada

Member of the
Order of Canada

The Order of Canada recognizes people who have made a difference to our  country. From local citizens to national and international personalities, all  Canadians are eligible for the Order of Canada -- our country's highest honour for lifetime achievement.

Three different levels of membership honour people whose accomplishments vary  in degree and scope: Member, Officer and Companion. Since 1967, more than 4,000 people have received the Order of Canada.

New appointments to the Order are made twice each year and lists are announced around New Year's Day and Canada Day. The ceremony takes place at  Rideau Hall, and is broadcast on CPAC, the Cable Public Affairs Channel. Three  ceremonies are held each year.