25 January 2018

In December 2017, Governor General Julie Payette announced 125 new appointments to the Order of Canada. Six members of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation community were listed among the new members of the Order.

Thomas Cromwell, 2017 Trudeau mentor, and Louis Lebel, 2016 Trudeau mentor, were appointed companions. François Crépeau, 2008 Trudeau fellow, was appointed an officer. Janine Brodie, 2010 Trudeau fellow; Jocelyn Downie, 2015 Trudeau fellow; and Barbara Neis, 2006 Trudeau fellow, were appointed members.

Misel Joe, 2009 Trudeau mentor, and John Sims, 2012 Trudeau mentor, were  invested as Members of the Order of Canada on 24 January 2018, after having been appointed last June.

Read the Governor General’s full news releases for the 29 December 2017 appointments and the 24 January 2018 investitures.

Thomas Cromwell

As a former academic and retired Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, Thomas Cromwell has worked to improve access to justice. He currently serves as chair of the Action Committee on Access to Justice in Civil and Family Matters and is counsel at Borden Ladner Gervais.

2017 Mentors

Louis LeBel

Former Supreme Court of Canada judge Louis LeBel is known for an intellectual curiosity that goes beyond law to encompass economics, politics, literature, and languages.

2016 Mentors

François Crépeau

Professor Crepeau is a pioneer in international migration law, he champions foreigners’ rights in Canada and abroad, including Palestine and Guantanamo Bay.

2008 Fellows

Janine Brodie

She endeavours to identify the tools that will effectively reduce poverty and social inequalities at both local and national levels.

2010 Fellows

Jocelyn Downie

Professor Jocelyn Downie is an expert on the protection of human participants in research, end of life law and policy, and the protection and promotion of women’s health.

2015 Fellows

Barbara Neis

She fights for marginalized groups in the fisheries, and in rural and remote communities.

2006 Fellows

Misel Joe

Saquamaw and Administrative Chief, Mi’kmaq Grand Council; a spiritual leader in his community, committed to preserving the language, culture and traditions of his people.

2009 Mentors

John Sims

John Sims is a former deputy minister of justice and deputy attorney general of Canada. He has had broad experience as a senior lawyer to government, advising on subjects as diverse as transportation, war crimes, and immigration.

2012 Mentors