In addition to our Honorary Patrons, His Excellency, the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Her Excellency, Sharon Johnston, and the Board of Directors, HIPPY Canada is endorsed by the following serving and former parliamentarians, government officials, business leaders and other individuals and organizations that promote the best in public life.

Hershell Ezrin, Founding CEO of CIJA (Canadian Council for Israel and Jewish Advocacy and former Deputy Minister and Principal Secretary to Ontario Premier David Peterson)

The Honourable Myra Freeman, CM, ONS, MSM, Former Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia and Chair, Minister’s Panel on Education

Leonard George, primary leader and former chief of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation

David Jacobson, Vice-chair of BMO Financial Group and former U.S. Ambassador to Canada and Mrs. Julie Jacobson

Grand Chief Edward John (Akile Ch’oh), Hereditary Chief of Tl’azt’en Nation and North American Representative to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

Landon Pearson, former Senator and Chair of the Landon Pearson Centre for the Study of Childhood and Children’s Rights


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