Sandra Oh Appointed to the Order of Canada

The actor and 84 other performers, athletes, experts and advocates have been newly named to Canada's highest civilian honour

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Jun 29, 2022

As if her status as a national treasure wasn't already cemented, Sandra Oh is among the new crop of appointees to the Order of Canada.

Governor General Mary Simon announced a total of 85 leaders across the fields of film, music, science, politics, business, academics, sport and culture newly named to Canada's highest civilian honour. Oh has been appointed as an officer of the order for demonstrating exceptional onscreen talent — in shows like Killing Eve and Grey's Anatomy — and service to Canadians.

Elsewhere, independent label Attic Records founder Al Mair has been appointed as a member of the order. Mair has worked in the music industry since he began selling records after school at age 12 and went on to help launch many careers, including managing Gordon Lightfoot for eight years.

"There was a lot of negativity among broadcasters that Canadian artists were second-rate and weren't good enough," Mair told City News. "It was a real challenge to convince the broadcasters and it took literally decades before Canadian artists were fully accepted by the broadcast industry."

See the full list of newly appointed performers, advocates, athletes, experts and more below.

Companions of the Order of Canada:
Stacey Allaster
Frank Hayden (This is a promotion within the order)
Peter Russell (This is a promotion within the order)
Donald Savoie (This is a promotion within the order)

Officers of the Order of Canada:
Naomi Azrieli
Donovan Bailey
The Honourable Ethel Blondin-Andrew
Robert Davidson (This is a promotion within the order)
Paul Dubord
Donald Enarson (deceased)
François Girard
Ian Hodkinson
Angela James
David Lynch
Sandra Oh
Alberto Pérez-Gómez
David Waltner-Toews

Members of the Order of Canada:
Frances Abele
Ajay Agrawal
Louis-Philippe Albert
R. Jamie Anderson
Suzanne Aubry
Hereditary Chief Stephen Augustine
Granger Avery
Michel Beaulac
André Blanchet
Marilyn Bodogh
Jacques Bourgault
Bernard Brault
Marilyn Brooks
Marion Buller
James Brynes
Geneviève Cadieux
James Cassels
Euclide Chiasson
William Clark
Zane Cohen
Ethel Côté
Elder Reg Crowshoe
Elder Rosemary Crowshoe
Sheldon Currie
Reginald Davidson
Dorothy Dobbie
Eliahu Fathi
Madeleine Féquière
Staff Sgt. Gary Goulet (Retired)
Michael Harris
Paul Heinbecker
Deborra Hope
Sister Margaret Hughes
Moira Hutchinson
Gérard Jean
Adam Kahane
Nancy Karetak-Lindell
Eva-Marie Kröller
Gary Levy
Alexander Mair
Guy Matte
Milton McClaren
Roderick McKay
Ben Mink
Donald Mowat
Robert Munro
Sister Bernadette Mary O'Reilly
Donna Ouchterlony
Fred Pellerin
Elder David Perley
Elder Imelda Perley
G. Ross Peters
Sandra Pitblado
Guy Pratte
Parminder Raina
Joel Reitman
David Rush
The Honourable Anne Russell
Suzanne Sauvage
Martin Schechter
Jacques Shore
Ronald Tremblay
Guylaine Tremblay
Michelle Valberg
Germaine Warkentin
James West
Michael West
Margie Wolfe
Lorraine M. Wright
Robert Wyatt
Jan Swicky

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