National and Provincial Honours
- Order of Canada
- Order of Ontario
- Ordre national du Québec (all grades)
- Order of Nova Scotia
- Order of New Brunswick
- Order of Manitoba
- Order of British Columbia
- Order of Prince Edward Island
- Saskatchewan Order of Merit
- Alberta Order of Excellence
- Order of Newfoundland and Labrador
Order of Canada
There are three levels of membership: the Companion level, recognizing the highest degree of service to Canada or humanity; the Officer level, recognizing national service and merit of a high degree; and the Member level, recognizing outstanding contributions at the local or regional level or in a specialized field of activity. The number of living Companions is limited by the Order's constitution to 165; Companions may be appointed only when a vacancy occurs, while those honoured at the Officer or Member level may be upgraded.
The Order of Canada's badge is in the form of a stylized, six-pointed snowflake bearing the Crown and a maple leaf. It is worn at the neck by Companions and Officers and on the left breast by Members. Recipients are entitled to place the initials of their level of appointment to the Order after their names: C.C., O.C., or C.M., and all may wear a small replica of the badge on street clothes. The motto of the Order of Canada is DESIDERANTES MELIOREM PATRIAM, meaning "they desire a better country".
Order of Ontario
The insignia of the Order is a stylized trillium, Ontario's floral emblem, in white and green enamel, edged in gold. In the centre of the trillium is the shield of arms of the province, surmounted by the Crown. The ribbon of the Order is red, the colour of the flag of Ontario, and white, green and gold, the colours of the trillium.
Ordre national du Québec (all grades)
The insignia of the Ordre national du Québec is awarded annually by the premier of Quebec on the advice of a special nine member elected Council. There are three levels of decoration in the Order: Grand Officer, Officer and Knight. The members of the Order are authorized to use the initials corresponding to their level: Grand Officer (GOQ), Officer (OC), or Knight (CQ).
Order of Nova Scotia
The insignia is a medal in the form of a stylized mayflower, Nova Scotia's floral emblem, bearing the shield of arms of the province surmounted by the crown. It is worn with a blue, white, red and gold ribbon, the colours of the provincial flag.
Order of New Brunswick
The insignia is a medal in the form of a stylized purple violet, New Brunswick's floral emblem, bearing the shield of arms of the province surmounted by the crown. It is worn with a red, gold and blue ribbon, the colours of the shield of arms.
Order of Manitoba
The insignia is a medal in the form of a stylized crocus, Manitoba's floral emblem, bearing the shield of arms of the province surmounted by the crown. It is worn with a white, light blue and red ribbon.
Order of British Columbia
The insignia is a medal in the form of a stylized dogwood (British Columbia's floral emblem), featuring a crowned shield of arms. The recipient may wear a full-size medal of the Order suspended from a ribbon of green, white, yellow and dark blue. A lapel pin button of the Order may also be worn.
Order of Prince Edward Island
An independent Advisory Council considers nominations for the Order and makes final recommendations to the Premier as President of the Executive Council. The Lieutenant Governor, who is Chancellor of the Order of Prince Edward Island, confers the honour on not more than three people at an annual ceremony at Government House. The Order's insignia includes an enamelled medallion that incorporates the provincial arms, suspended from a ribbon of rust red, white and green, as well as a stylized lapel pin and a miniature medal, to be worn on less formal occasions. Recipients are entitled to use the letters O.P.E.I. after their names.
Saskatchewan Order of Merit
The Order recognizes Saskatchewan residents who have made their mark in such areas as the arts, agriculture, business and industry, community leadership, the occupations or professions, public service, research, and volunteer service.
The insignia worn by members of the Saskatchewan Order of Merit include a silver and enamel medal representing a stylized western red lily (the provincial floral emblem), bearing the Crown and shield of arms of the province, surrounded by a circular band with the provincial motto, Multis e gentibus vires; the medal is worn with a ribbon of gold and green, the official colours of the province. There is also a miniature of the full—size medal and a lapel pin representing a stylized lily with the Crown. Recipients of the Order are entitled to use the letters S.O.M. after their names.
Alberta Order of Excellence
The Order's insignia consists of a silver, gilt and enamel medallion attached to a ribbon of blue, white, gold, and burgundy, which is presented to Members along with a miniature of the insignia design. The gold sections between the four arms of the medallion represent prairie wheat, and on them are depicted wild roses, the floral emblem of Alberta, while the central disc contains the provincial coat of arms. Members of the Order are entitled to use the initials A.O.E. after their names.
Order of Newfoundland and Labrador
The honour is conferred annually by the Lieutenant Governor who is Chancellor of the Order. Each year, the Advisory Council may recommend, to the Chancellor, not more than eight Canadian citizens who are current or former long-term residents of the province to receive the Order.
In addition, an individual who is not a Canadian citizen or current or former long-term resident of the province but who has demonstrated excellence in his or her field of endeavour, and his or her endeavours have benefited in an outstanding manner the province and its residents, may be recommended to receive the Order as an honorary member.
Recipients of the Order are entitled to use the post-nominal O.N.L.
The insignia of the Order is a stylized pitcher plant, the floral emblem of Newfoundland and Labrador, with petals of labradorite, the mineral emblem of the province. In the centre of the pitcher plant is the shield of arms of Newfoundland and Labrador surmounted by the Crown. The ribbon of the Order is green, white, blue and gold.
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