Beverley Salmon, a member of the St. John’s community, was appointed to the Order of Ontario on June 28. The Order of Ontario is the province’s highest honour, and is reserved for people who have made positive, lasting contributions to the province and to Canada.
Bev is being honoured for her work as an anti-racism and community activist. She was the first black female municipal councillor and the founding chair of the Toronto Board of Education’s Black Liaison Committee. As part of her work with the Board, she championed an inclusionary curriculum and anti-racism training for teachers.
She is one of 26 appointees for 2016 who were invested into the Order at a ceremony on June 28, 2017 at the Legislative Building at Queen’s Park. Following the ceremony, there was a gala celebration at Roy Thompson Hall.
Bev is very active at St. John’s. She helps with the Barnabas Breakfast program and is a member of the lay pastoral team, offering support and comfort to people in times of need.
Congratulations to Beverley Salmon for an honour well deserved!