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New members appointed to the Order of Canada.

Among those named to the Order of Canada by the Governor General are:

Joanne MacDonald, St. John's, NL, for her contributions as an elite wheelchair athlete, and for her efforts as a social activist committed to improving accessibility for disabled persons and to making Canada more inclusive.

Alex Neve, Ottawa, for his leadership in the field of human rights at the national and international levels, notably through Amnesty International Canada.

Muriel Smith, Winnipeg, for her efforts in promoting social justice in Canada and around the world, notably as a leader and as a long-time volunteer with local, national and international organizations.

Michael Clague, Vancouver, for his contributions and commitment to social planning and action, particularly in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.

Karen Letofsky, Toronto, for her professional and voluntary contributions to suicide prevention in Canada, including the development of community-based assistance programs for people at risk or in distress.

Patricia-O'Connor, Yellowknife, NT, for her contributions to airamedic care in the North, as founder, owner and operator of a medical air evacuation service in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

Kenneth F. Poyser, for his lifelong dedication to improving the lives of those living with hemophilia in Canada and abroad.

Derek A. Price, Westmount, QC, for his contributions in the area of philanthropy, notably as the former chief executive officer of one of Canada's largest philanthropic organizations.

Sister Margaret Smith, North Bay, ON, for her contributions as a health care executive and as an innovator who brought new programs to northern Ontario that greatly improved the delivery of health care and social services in that region.

Sister Margaret Vickers, Vancouver, BC and Saint John, NB, for her contributions to improving health care for Canadians, notably in New Brunswick, where she introduced innovative hospital services that benefited patients and families.

Anne Wider, Ottawa, for her contributions as a nurse, educator and administrator who worked tirelessly to improve health care in Canada's North and throughout the world.
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Title Annotation:CHARITIES
Publication:Community Action
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Geographic Code:1CANA
Date:Jan 23, 2008
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