On July 1, Julia Koschitzky, past-chair of Jewish Federations of Canada - UIA, was appointed to the Order of Canada for her dedicated promotion of education and interfaith dialogue. Hers was among 100 new appointments to the Order of Canada announced by his Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada. The new appointees include 2 Companions (C.C.), 11 Officers (O.C.) and 87 Members (C.M.). These appointments were made on the recommendation of the Advisory Council for the Order of Canada.
Recipients will be invited to accept their insignia at a ceremony to be held at a later date.
The Order of Canada, one of our country's highest civilian honours, was established in 1967, during Canada's centennial year, to recognize outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Over the last 45 years, more than 6 000 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order.
For more information on the Canadian Honours System, please consult www.gg.ca/honours.