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SPECIAL EVENTS



Anniversaries

The Institute has begun its preparations to celebrate the upcoming 20th anniversary of the United Nations’ International Year of the Family in 2014, the 50th Anniversary of the Vanier Institute in 2015 and Canada’s sesquicentennial in 2017. A Special Events Committee is planning ways to commemorate these important historic milestones.
 


Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

This commemorative medal was created to mark the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada, a momentous occasion that has been marked only once before, by Queen Victoria in 1897.

The Diamond Jubilee Medal is a tangible way not only for Canada to honour Her Majesty for her service to this country, but also to mark the contributions and achievements by Canadians to their community. During the year of celebrations, 60,000 deserving Canadians were recognized for their outstanding contributions and distinguished service.
 

Diamond Jubilee Medals presented by the Vanier Institute of the Family
 
Photo of Vanier Institute Jubilee Medal Recipients - Ottawa, CanadaRay Ali, MA (Sociology), Manitoba

Jerome Berthelette, BA, LLB, Ontario

Carl Cadogan, community professional, Ontario

Kim Colman, (NHC), naturotherapy consultant and workshop facilitator, Quebec




Barbara Anne Crosbie, social worker and community activist,
Newfoundland

Photo of Vanier Institute Jubilee Medal Recipients - Halifax, CanadaDr. Kerry Daly, PhD, Dean of the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences, University of Guelph, Ontario

Marie Adèle Davis, MBA, BSc, Executive Director, Canadian Paediatric Society, Ontario

James J. Gannon, Senior VP Human Resource Development, Royal Bank (retired), Ontario

Don Giesbrecht, ECE, President and CEO of the Canadian Child Care Federation, Manitoba

Dr. Robert Glossop, CM, PhD, Co-Executive Director (30+ years, retired), Executive Emeritus member of Alumni Network, Ontario

Scott Hannant, writer/journalist, Ontario

Photo of Vanier Institute Jubilee Medal Recipients - St. John's, NFLD CanadaThe Honourable Mr. Justice Paul B. Kane, BA, LLD, QC Judge of the Superior Court of Justice in and for the Province of Ontario, Ontario

Dr. Dianne Kieren, PhD, Professor Emeritus, University of Alberta, Alberta

Jean-Pierre Lamoureux, General Secretary of the Conseil de la famille et de l'enfance du Québec (retired), Quebec

Greg Latremoille, BA, CA, Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, Beutel Goodman Investment Counsel, Ontario

Lucie Legault, administrative support (30 years), Ontario

Greg Lubimiv, BSW, MSW, Executive Director, Phoenix Centre for Children and Families, Ontario

Shelagh M’Gonigle, Ontario

Allan MacKay, BA, Ontario

Nicole Marcil-Gratton, MSc (Démographie), Université de Montréal; DEA, Université de Paris I - Sorbonne, Quebec

Dr. Carol Matusicky, PhD (Adult Education and Family Studies), University of Toronto; Doctorate of Laws (honoris causa), UBC, British Columbia

Alan Mirabelli, BA, Co-Executive Director (30+ years, retired), Executive Photo of Vanier Institute Jubilee Medal Recipients - Toronto, CanadaEmeritus member of Alumni Network, Ontario

Alanna Mitchell, BA, BAA (Journalism), LLD (honoris causa), DSL (honoris causa), author, journalist, Ontario

Professor Mary Jane Mossman, LLB Queen's, LLM London, LLD Law Society of Upper Canada, Ontario

Dr. Lawrence J. Nestman, BComm, CA, MHSA, Professor Emeritus, School of Health Administration, Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia

Dr. Rosemary Ommer, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Department of History and Geography, University of Victoria, British Columbia

Joel Raby, BComm, MBA, CFA, Quebec

Dr. David Ross, social economist, contributor to the Institute, former CEO, Canadian Council on Social Development (retired), Ontario

Judith Mary Sapp, BA, MSW, MTS, Doctor of Civil Law (honoris causa), Nova Scotia

Photo of Vanier Institute Jubilee Medal Recipients - Montréal, CanadaRoger Sauvé, BSocSc, MA (Economics), President, People Patterns Consulting, Ontario

Paula Theetge, long-term employee of the Institute (29 years), Ontario

Steven Smith, BA, CFA, Vice President, Beutel Goodman Private Client Group, Ontario

Norma Tombari, BComm, Director, Global Diversity, Royal Bank of Canada, Ontario

Louise B. Vaillancourt, CM, Quebec

Marie Vaillancourt, Investment Advisor, Quebec


Jubilee Medals presented to current staff, former members of the Board of the Vanier Institute of the Family and project partners*

Verna Bruce, BA, Associate Deputy Minister of Veterans Affairs Canada (retired), Prince Edward Island

The Honourable Ken W. Dryden, BA, LLB, PC, former Member of Parliament, author, former Ontario Commissioner of Youth, Ontario

Jean T. Fournier
, British Columbia

Dr. Myer Horowitz, OC, EdD, President Emeritus, University of Alberta, Professor Emeritus, University of Victoria, British Columbia

Col Russ Mann
, Military Families Matter, Ontario

Judith Maxwell, Researchers Network Chair, Ontario

Barb Neis, Memorial University, Newfoundland and Labrador

David Northcott, CM, BSc, Executive Director, Winnipeg Harvest, Manitoba

Nora Spinks, CEO, Vanier Institute of the Family, Ontario

The Honourable Marilyn Trenholme Counsell
, OC, MA, MD, former Lieutenant Governor (New Brunswick), former Minister of Family (NB), family physician, retired Senator, New Brunswick

*If you have been involved with the institute (volunteer, contributor, staff…) and have received a Diamond Jubilee Medal and we have not acknowledged and celebrated your contribution and accomplishment, please let us know and we will add your name to this impressive list.