Foundation’s Global Benefactor receives Order of Canada

Published: 1 Jul 2015

Global Benefactor of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation, Margaret (Maggie) Fountain, has been appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in the Canada Day Honours List.

The Order of Canada is one of the country’s highest civilian honours, given to individuals in recognition of their dedication and service to the nation. For a great number of years, Maggie has generously given her time to philanthropy, community service and volunteerism.

Global philanthropy

Well known for her support of  the arts, healthcare and education, Maggie has served on many boards and supports a number of organisations in Canada and beyond.

In 2012, Maggie became the Foundation’s Global Benefactor, the highest status within our donor categories. Maggie’s very generous support has enabled us to deliver a number of initiatives that have helped extend the Award to more young people around the world.


Maggie has previously received many honours and medals for her unstinting support of organisations like the Foundation, including the Queen's Jubilee medal. She now joins over 6,000 others who have been invested into the Order of Canada since its creation.

Read more about our Global Benefactor and watch a short film to hear Maggie explain why she supports the Foundation.

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