Modern Makers of Canada Awards 2016: Celebrating the Leadership of Canadian Mayors

OTTAWA, March 4, 2016 /CNW/ - The innovation of Canadian municipal leaders will be recognized by the Institute on Governance on March 7, 2016 with the presentation of the Modern Makers of Canada Awards to ten outstanding Mayors.

Recipients of the 2016 Award are:

Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montreal
Don Iveson, Mayor of Edmonton
Hazel McCallion, Former Mayor of Mississauga
Naheed Nenshi, Mayor of Calgary
Madeleine Redfern, Mayor of Iqaluit
Gregor Robertson, Mayor of Vancouver
Colette Roy Laroche, Former Mayor of Lac-Mégantic
Mike Savage, Mayor of Halifax
Jim Watson, Mayor of Ottawa
Brad Woodside, Mayor of Fredericton

Established in 2011, the Modern Makers of Canada Award recognizes extraordinary individuals who have contributed to good governance through transformational public sector leadership. This year the Award will celebrate one of the cornerstones of Canadian democracy: local government.

"Canada's cities are dynamic hubs of creativity and innovation," said Maryantonett Flumian, President of the Institute on Governance. "With strong leadership, our cities are well positioned to meet the needs of citizens and are integral to the economic prosperity of our country."

The ten Mayors receiving this important Award are representative of their colleagues in cities across Canada who are leading by example, enhancing the quality of life for the great majority of Canadians.

The Awards will be presented at the Modern Makers of Canada Dinner at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa on March 7, 2106.

This remarkable event will be Co-chaired by The Honourable Lisa Raitt and Nathan Cullen with Special Remarks from: The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, The Honourable John McCallum and Adam Vaughan.

It will be attended by elected officials (including federal ministers and MPs), senior public servants, and other community leaders and stakeholders, and will feature two panel discussions where Award recipients will share their knowledge and thoughts on current issues of central importance to our cities and communities.

For further details, including event registration, please visit the Institute on Governance website:


SOURCE Institute on Governance

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