His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, recently announced the 2014 appointments to the Order of Canada. The Order of Canada is one of Canada’s highest civilian honours. It recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation.
PLAN’s co-founders, Al Etmanski and Vickie Cammack have been notified they will be recipients of the Order of Canada.
It is wonderful to see Al and Vickie acknowledged for their dedication to fostering communities of care and belonging across Canada. In addition to founding PLAN, Al and Vickie have been instrumental in numerous social innovations, both locally and nationally. Some of these include: the Registered Disability Savings Plan, Tyze Personal Networks, the Representation Agreement, the Family Support Institute, as well as valuable resources including Safe and Secure and A Good Life.
We wish to extend our heart-felt congratulations to Al and Vickie on this well-deserved honour. Your efforts have made this a kinder and gentler place for everyone.