Dr. Lynn Jones nominated to Order of Canada
A JLP facilitator and former Regional Field Coordinator from the Atlantic region has been named to the Order of Canada. Dr. Lynn Jones is a Trade unionist, a life-long civil and human rights activist, an educator, and a community and labour organizer. Dr. Jones is receiving the appointment for "her leadership in the Canadian labour movement, and in advancing equity, justice and human rights in her province and abroad," according to a statement released by Rideau Hall.
Dr. Jones was RFC in the Atlantic Region representing the union until her retirement from the public service in 2011. In 2020, Lynn returned to the JLP as a contract facilitator to help carry the heavy demand for guided discussions throughout the worst time of isolation during the pandemic.
I met Lynn for the first time in 2007 at our staff retreat in Cantley, Québec. Lynn’s positive and engaging presence along with her passion and dedication to the JLP and human rights work drew me in. I remember Lynn’s love of music and engagement in the community.
- Anne Roy, JLP Reception and Distribution Officer
Considered one of Canada's highest civilian honours, the Order of Canada recognizes people who make "extraordinary contributions to the nation." Approximately 4,000 Canadians have been appointed Members of the Order of Canada.
The JLP is proud of Lynn’s contributions to the Program and honoured to recognize her inspiring leadership, and her continuing contribution to the civil rights movement in Canada.