Fire Chief Bruce Montone
Ottawa and Windsor, Ontario
Fire Chief Montone has been a firefighter for more than 30 years and has greatly contributed to the profession. Formerly Ottawa's deputy fire chief, he now heads the Windsor Fire Department.
As a veteran of the Royal Air Force, Mr. Morris has served on the Royal Canadian Legion Ritual and Awards Committee, and has assisted at the National Remembrance Day Ceremony for more than 20 years.
Highly regarded as a traditional Elder, Mrs. Nelson is a positive influence and an outstanding role model for the Aboriginal youth in her community.
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador and Toronto, Ontario
News correspondent and former co-host of "Canada AM", Mr. O'Regan became the first journalist to be named to Canada's Top 40 under 40. He has endorsed several community educational and cultural initiatives.
Clyde River, Nunavut
Mr. Palluq is the director of Piqqusilirivvik Inuit Cultural Learning Centre, which is dedicated to teaching traditional Inuit skills and knowledge that have sustained communities in the Arctic for centuries.
Major George Pearce, C.D. (Ret'd)
For some 21 years, Major Pearce co-hosted Remembrance Day televised broadcasts and other military anniversaries. His commentaries have helped Canadians better understand the contributions of our veterans during conflicts.
Fort McPherson, Northwest Territories
As entrepreneur and former chief of the Teet'lit Gwich'in Council, Mr. Ross has developed initiatives to create jobs, as well as educational and cultural opportunities, for the Fort McPherson community.
Mrs. Schlanger is recognized for her involvement with Toronto's Out of the Cold program and other charities. She also holds fundraisers in her home to support charitable organizations in Israel.
David A. Selby
Montreal and St-Laurent, Quebec
Former professor of civil engineering at McGill University, Professor Selby gave many years of volunteer service to the Welcome Hall Mission, in Montreal, helping those looking for a shelter and a chance to rebuild their lives.
A teacher in Winnipeg, Ms. Sharma works mainly with adolescent parents from First Nations. She is also an active volunteer for the breast cancer, juvenile diabetes and multiple sclerosis organizations.
A long-time member of the Canadian Olympic Committee's board of directors, Mr. Sieber has also served on the Candidature Acceptance Working Group, which reviews and analyzes Olympic bids before recommendations are made to the International Olympic Committee.
Port Chester, New York, U.S.A. and Toronto, Ontario
Bronxville, New York, U.S.A. and Toronto, Ontario
Ms. Lisa and Abigail Slater are community volunteers in Toronto. Lisa is the founder of Eat to the Beat, while Abigail is best known for her role in raising funds for Willow Breast Cancer Support Canada.
Fortune and Souris, Prince Edward Island
A well known chef and food ambassador for PEI and for Canada abroad, Mr. Smith led the team of chefs that cooked for the world's Olympians at the Athletes Village in Vancouver in 2010.
Paul D. Sobey
Pictou County and Stellarton, Nova Scotia
Mr. Sobey is the president and CEO of Empire Company Ltd., a company in food retailing which supports many national initiatives that promote the well being of families and children.
The Right Reverend D. Ralph Spence
Bishop Spence, one of Canada's heralds extraordinary, shares his passion by speaking to youth groups and new Canadians about the history of Canada's symbols, the importance of public service, and volunteerism.
Windsor and Ottawa, Ontario
Mr. Tait is the international commissioner for Scouts Canada and chair of the International Committee. In addition to doing international development work, Mr. Tait is a member of the Ottawa Police Pipe Band.
Ottawa and Toronto, Ontario
Professor Taylor is a countertenor and the head of Early Music at the University of Toronto. He is also artistic director and conductor of the choir and orchestra of the Theatre of Early Music, which performs more than 30 concerts every year all over the world.
Ms. Torontow is actively involved in business development, as well as health and cultural activities in Ottawa. Among many endeavours, she has greatly contributed to the creation of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and the Women's Health Centre of Ottawa.
Caplan and Ste-Therese, Quebec
Ms. Tsouflidou is the president and founder of Chez Cora restaurants. She also operates a foundation to help improve the lives of Canadian children.
The Honourable Richard Wagner
Montreal, Quebec and Ottawa, Ontario
Justice Wagner was appointed to the position of puisne judge of the Supreme Court of Canada in October 2012. He has greatly contributed to the judicial system, namely in Quebec and has been recognized for spearheading the Centre d'acces a l'information juridique (CAIJ) for members of the profession.
Leduc and Edmonton, Alberta
Firefighter and chair of the Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal Program Advisory Committee, Mr. West has greatly contributed to the profession and now shares his expertise in planning for and responding to emergencies as fire commissioner of Alberta.
RCMP Assistant Commissioner Stephen White
Assistant Commissioner White is responsible for RCMP's police services in Ontario. Throughout his career, he has built key partnerships across the Canadian and international policing communities.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
For more than 15 years, Dr. Wilson has volunteered for Operation Smile, a not-for-profit organization that runs 30 to 40 missions per year, bringing surgical care to children around the world.
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