National Orders

Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

The order was established in June 1917. In December 1918, military and civil divisions were established. With the First World War lasting longer than expected and no suitable way to reward services to the war effort by civilians at home and servicemen in support positions, King George V created another order with five levels.

Officer of the Order of the British Empire

Order of Merit (OM)

Created in 1902 by King Edward VII, the Order of Merit is a single-level order bestowed as a personal gift of the Sovereign. The Order has a military and a civil division and is limited to 24 members at any given time.

This honour is administered by the Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood at St. James’s Palace in London in the United Kingdom. Additional information is available at the links below.

https://www.royal.uk/

http://www.gg.ca

Order of Merit

Companion of the Order of Canada (CC)

Established in 1967 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Order of Canada is the cornerstone of the Canadian Honours System, and recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. The Order recognizes people in all sectors of Canadian society. Their contributions are varied, yet they have all enriched the lives of others and made a difference to this country. This honour is administered by the Chancellery of Honours at Rideau Hall. For more information, please click on the link below:

http://www.gg.ca

Companion of the Order of Canada

Officer of the Order of Canada (OC)

Established in 1967 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Order of Canada is the cornerstone of the Canadian Honours System, and recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. The Order recognizes people in all sectors of Canadian society. Their contributions are varied, yet they have all enriched the lives of others and made a difference to this country. This honour is administered by the Chancellery of Honours at Rideau Hall. For more information, please click on the link below:

http://www.gg.ca

Officer of the Order of Canada

Member of the Order of Canada (CM)

 

This Honour is administered by the Chancellery of Honours at Rideau Hall, for more information, click on the link below.

http://www.gg.ca

 

Member of the Order of Canada

Commander of the Order of Military Merit (CMM)

The Order of Military Merit was established to provide a worthy means of recognizing conspicuous merit and exceptional service by members of the Canadian Forces both regular and reserve. Military nominations shall be processed through the chain of command in accordance with A-AD-200-000/AG-000 - Honours, Flags and Heritage Structure of the Canadian Forces.

Commander of the Order of Military Merit

Commander of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces (COM)

 

This Honour is administered by the Chancellery of Honours at Rideau Hall, for more information, click on the link below.

http://www.gg.ca

 

Commander of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces

Officer of the Order of Military Merit (OMM)

The Order of Military Merit was established to provide a worthy means of recognizing conspicuous merit and exceptional service by members of the Canadian Forces, both Regular and Reserve. Military nominations shall be processed through the chain of command in accordance with A-AD-200-000/AG-000 - Honours, Flags and Heritage Structure of the Canadian Forces.

Officer of the Order of Military Merit

Officer of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces (OOM)

 

This Honour is administered by the Chancellery of Honours at Rideau Hall, for more information, click on the link below.

http://www.gg.ca

 

Officer of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces (OOM)

Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO)

 

This Order is bestowed as the personal gift of Her Majesty The Queen and is administered by the Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood at St. James's Palace in London, England. In Canada, the three lower levels of the Order (Commander, Lieutenant and Member) are part of the Canadian Honours System and information is available at the Chancellery of Honours at Rideau Hall. For more information, click on the link below.

http://www.gg.ca

 

Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO)

Member of the Order of Military Merit (MMM)

The Order of Military Merit was established to provide a worthy means of recognizing conspicuous merit and exceptional service by members of the Canadian Forces, both Regular and Reserve.Military nominations shall be processed through the chain of command in accordance with A-AD-200-000/AG-000 - Honours, Flags and Heritage Structure of the Canadian Forces.

Member of the Order of Military Merit (MMM)

Member of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces (MOM)

 

This Honour is administered by the Chancellery of Honours at Rideau Hall, for more information, click on the link below.

http://www.gg.ca

 

Member of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces (MOM)

Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO)

 

This Order is bestowed as the personal gift of Her Majesty The Queen and is administered by the Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood at St. James's Palace in London, England. In Canada, the three lower levels of the Order (Commander, Lieutenant and Member) are part of the Canadian Honours System and information is available at the Chancellery of Honours at Rideau Hall. For more information, click on the link below.

http://www.gg.ca

 

Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO)

The Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem (all grades)

This Honour is administered by the Order of St. John. The Department of National Defence is providing this basic information until the Order of St. John has the official details available on the Order's own site.

The Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem (all grades)
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