Ms. Crewson has appeared in many films, TV shows and dramatic series. After winning a Gemini Award for her portrayal of Sue Rodriguez, the right-to-die advocate with ALS, Ms. Crewson became a supporter and spokesperson on behalf of the ALS Society of Alberta.
Anna Jean Currie
Recipient of the 2012 Saskatchewan Junior Citizen of the Year Award, Ms. Currie is to be commended for her inspiring volunteer work with the Regina Food Bank, the International Best Buddies program, and the Jean Vanier swim program through her school.
Jean-Francois Delisle Roy
Mr. Delisle Roy is actively involved with people with mental health problems, helping them to overcome obstacles and identify their needs as part of their recovery efforts.
When she was 11 years old, Miss Desmarais recognized a need and created a school lunch program to help some of her classmates. Today, over 400 lunches are provided each month in schools across the region, with help from community organizations and her family.
A proud Northerner, Mr. Deuling is a teacher with over 20 years of experience. Among other initiatives, he contributes to the Professional Learning Community Program and he organizes the Yukon Youth Parliament every year.
Belleville and Ottawa, Ontario
Mr. Dodge is a global pioneer and a technological visionary. He is the co-creator of the QNX real-time software and is also credited for developing in-car infotainment systems and the world's fastest Internet routers.
Fort Smith, Northwest Territories
Mrs. Dragon is a respected Chipewyan elder. She often speaks at schools and colleges to share her experience and to encourage students to excel in education, culture and sport.
Ms. Earle is being recognized for her long-time volunteer community work in Iqaluit. She has been involved with the Piviniit Thrift Shop, and the Iqaluit Literacy Program.
As the executive director of Cornerstone Housing for Women, Ms. Garvey is committed to providing the best possible housing for women who are at risk of being homeless.
Hefei, Anhui, China and Gatineau, Quebec
Recipient of the Governor General's Academic Medal for her academic excellence at the high school level, Miss Gascon-Vaillancourt has gone on to college, where she is studying in the field of health.
Bradley Hall, C.D.
Mr. Hall is secretary-general of the Canadian Agency of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. He played a vital role in the repatriation of Canada's Unknown Soldier.
Elizabeth Grace Hay
Owen Sound and Ottawa, Ontario
Ms. Hay is a short story writer and novelist who has been nominated twice for the Governor General's Literary Award for Small Change and Garbo Laughs, and later won the Giller Prize for Late Nights on Air.
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
The music of this hip-hop artist inspires youth to work hard, never give up, have pride in themselves, make positive choices and strive to achieve their dreams.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Ms. Jones gained worldwide recognition for skipping her team to two women's world curling championships and an unprecedented four consecutive Tournament of Hearts national titles.
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