Order of Canada
Celia Franca, C.C., O.Ont., D.C.L., LL.D., D.Litt.
|Celia Franca, C.C., O.Ont., D.C.L., LL.D., D.Litt.
|Companion of the Order of Canada
||June 24, 1985
||October 30, 1985
| As Founder and Artistic Director of the National Ballet of Canada, she fought against all odds for twenty-four years to build what has become one of the major ballet companies in the world. Since her appointment as an Officer of the Order in 1967, she has become even more active as an internationally-known teacher, producer and director. (This is a promotion within the Order).
|Officer of the Order of Canada
||December 22, 1967
||November 12, 1968
| For her contributions to the Arts as co-founder, leading dancer and artistic director of the National Ballet of Canada and co-founder of the National Ballet School.
|Deceased on February 19, 2007.