25 Appointees Named To Ontario’s Highest Honour

January 23, 2014 at 4:00 am  •  Posted in Featured, Newsroom by

News Release
Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration

World renowned film director, David Cronenberg, hockey legend, Paul Henderson, and pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. James Rutka are among 25 extraordinary Ontarians appointed to the Order of Ontario.

The appointees to Ontario’s highest honour were chosen for their contributions to the arts, law, science, medicine, history, politics, and philanthropy.

The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, invested the appointees at a ceremony held today at Queen’s Park.

Quick Facts:

  • Created in 1986, the Order of Ontario, the province’s highest official honour, recognizes the highest level of individual excellence and achievement in any field.
  •  Nominations are made by members of the public. Any resident, or former long-term resident of Ontario can be nominated. The deadline for nominations is March 16, 2014.


“Our province is richer for the contributions of these distinguished individuals. Through drive and determination they have pushed boundaries and serve as truly outstanding examples for all Ontarians”

The Honourable David C. Onley
Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

Media Contacts

Laura Sylvis
Communications Branch, Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration

Tom Connelly
Office of the Lieutenant Governor