Ombudsman, Johanne Savard, receives 150th Anniversary Medal from the Senate of Canada

Ombudsman, Johanne Savard, receives 150th Anniversary Medal from the Senate of Canada

December 14, 2017

The Honourable George J. Furey, Q.C., President of the Senate of Canada,
Johanne Savard, ombudsman de Montréal,
The Honourable Senator Diane Bellemare

Johanne Savard, Montreal Ombudsman, was honoured during the 150th Anniversary Medals Ceremony of the Senate of Canada which took place November 19th, 2017.

The Senate 150th Anniversary Medals were being awarded to Canadians or permanent residents actively involved in their communities who, through generosity, dedication, volunteerism and hard work, make their hometowns, communities, regions, provinces or territories a better place to live.  The Medal also commemorates the first time Senators came to Ottawa to sit in Parliament, on November 6, 1867.

“This prestigious recognition touches me deeply,” said Savard. “It is truly an honour to be chosen and recognized among so many inspiring people who have each contributed, in their own way, to Canada’s vitality and humanity.”

Johanne Savard has been the Montreal Ombudsman for 14 years. She is currently the President of the Forum of Canadian Ombudsman, which has approximately 450 members.  She is also a representative for the Americas on the Board of Directors of l’Association des ombudsmans et médiateurs de la Francophonie (an association of mediators and ombudsmen from 25 francophone countries).

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