Vaughan’s Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua will preside over the Order of Vaughan investiture ceremony on Monday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. at Vaughan City Hall. The Mayor will bestow the honour upon four respected citizens who have made a meaningful impact on Vaughan’s civic life.
The Order of Vaughan inaugural ceremony took place in 2016 during the City’s 25th anniversary year. The award was created to pay tribute to individuals who dedicate their time and talent to the city’s ongoing success. It recognizes leaders within the following categories: arts and entertainment, media and communications, athletics, health and wellness, business, philanthropy, public service, education, science and technology, not-for-profit, equity and diversity, accessibility, and environment and spirituality.
Caroline Riseboro is a passionate advocate for children’s rights and equality for girls. In 2016, she became President and CEO of Plan International Canada, making history as the youngest person to ever to lead a major Canadian charity. Max Eisen was liberated from Auschwitz on May 6, 1945, and has devoted much of his life speaking about the need to eliminate racism and bigotry. Eric Jolliffe has led the transformation of the York Regional Police through his role as Chief of Police by emphasizing community outreach and relationship-building programs. Dr Vincent Maida is a pioneer in developing palliative care services in York Region. He created the first palliative care unit in 1997 at the William Osler Health System and Vaughan’s first home-visiting palliative medicine service.
Photo: Caroline Riseboro courtesy of Plan International Canada