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Bluma Appel, O.C., O.Ont.

Full Name Honour Received Residence
Bluma Appel, O.C., O.Ont. O.C. Toronto
Honour Appointment Investiture
Officer of the Order of Canada October 18, 2001 August 31, 2002
A well-known philanthropist and patron of the arts, she continues her outstanding volunteer work on behalf of numerous cultural, social and health care organizations. An honorary trustee of the Royal Ontario Museum, she serves as director of many organizations, including Opera Atelier and Telefilm Canada. As Chairperson and long-time volunteer of the Canadian Foundation for Aids Research (CANFAR) she has raised awareness of the broad and complex issues surrounding HIV infection and AIDS. A pillar of Canadian society, she continues to improve the quality of life of her fellow citizens.

This is a promotion within the Order.
Member of the Order of Canada July 11, 1988 November 8, 1988
Few persons are as active in such a broad range of community services as she. Beyond her own determined efforts on behalf of women's organizations, the psychiatrically handicapped, and a variety of worthy causes at the cutting edge of our political, environmental and cultural lives, she has encouraged hundreds of people to become actively involved in one community endeavour or another to the benefit of all.
Deceased on July 15, 2007.
Updated: 2018-03-26
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