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UHN's Dr. Donna Stewart has been appointed Member of the Order of Canada.

University Health Network is proud to announce that Dr. Donna Stewart, Timothy Casgrain, Jim Leech and G. Raymond Chang were named to the Order of Canada on Canada Day.

Their citations for the Order of Canada:

  • Dr. Donna Stewart, Member of the Order of Canada
    For her contributions to women's health as a nationally renowned leader in the field.​

  • Timothy Casgrain, Member of the Order of Canada
    For his civic engagement and for his dedication to promoting literacy, culture and sport in Canada.

  • G. Raymond Chang, Officer of the Order of Canada
    For his achievements as a business leader and for his generosity in support of education, health care and entrepreneurship.

  • Jim Leech, Member of the Order of Canada
    For his contributions as an innovator in pension management, for his writings on the subject of retirement funding, and for his community involvement.

Dr. Stewart, Mr. Chang, Mr. Leech and Mr. Casgrain are among 86 Canadians recognized with this honour. Other appointees include astronaut Chris Hadfield and TV personality Rick Mercer.

The order was established in 1967 by Queen Elizabeth II and recognizes a high level of achievement, community dedication and service to Canada.

The Member of the Order of Canada (C.M.), which Dr. Stewart and Mr. Casgrain received, recognizes a lifetime of distinguished service in or to a particular community, group or field of activity.

The Officer of the Order of Canada (O.C.), awarded to Mr. Chang and Mr. Leech, recognizes a lifetime of achievement and merit of a high degree, especially in service to Canada or to humanity at large.

Accomplishments and highlights of UHN's Order of Canada appointees:

Timothy Casgrain, Member of the Order of Canada

Timothy W. Casgrain, Past Board Chair at Toronto Rehab Foundation, has been appointed a member of the Order of Canada for his civic engagement and for his dedication to promoting literacy, health care, culture and sport in Canada.

Casgrain has always been a passionate and involved citizen and an effective community leader helping to bridge health, economic and cultural gaps in society.  His wide-ranging endeavors share a common focus on what can be done to transform lives through education, participation and cooperation.  He has been vital in garnering support and innovating programs for literacy, healthcare, sports and under serviced segments of society. 

Work in public and not-for-profit sectors

Following his retirement from Brookfield Asset Management in 2002, his work in the public and not-for-profit sectors became his central focus.  His experience and sound judgment were lauded in the 2007 announcement of his appointment as Chair of CBC/Radio-Canada's Bo​ard of Directors.  He joined the Board of Directors of Toronto Rehab Foundation in 2004, and was appointed Chair of the Board in 2008.

 'Man on a Mission'

A self-described "Man on a Mission" for Toronto Rehab, Casgrain wishes he could get every Canadian to come through the doors of Toronto Rehab to see the magic of the care and extraordinary game-changing research.  

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, announced Casgrain's appointment June 30, 2014 and he will be invited to accept his insignia at a ceremony to be held at a later date.​

Dr. Donna Stewart, Member of the Order of Canada

Dr. Donna Stewart is the Director and Inaugural Chair in Women's Health at University Health Network and the University of Toronto, where she is responsible for research, education, policy and health service delivery for women's health.

She is a University Professor at University of Toronto and is appointed in the Fac​ulty of Medicine in the Departments of Psychiatry, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Medicine, Anaesthesia, Family and Community Medicine, and Surgery.

Dr. Stewart is a Senior Scientist in the Toronto General Research Institute and her research interests include women's health, women's mental health, resilience, interpersonal violence, psychological aspects of reproductive health, psychological reaction to physical illness and international health.

Dr Stewart is past co-Chair of the Review Committee and a current member of the Board and Zone 1 Representative of the World Psychiatric Association.

More than 100 peer-reviewed research grants

​She is the recipient of over 100 peer-reviewed research grants and has published over 350 articles in peer-reviewed journals and five books.

She is a reviewer of a number of research granting boards, and was a Scientific Officer 2002-06 and Institutional Advisory Board Member 2006-12 for Canadian Institutes of Health Research Institute of Gender and Health.

She is past Deputy Editor and member of the Board of the American Psychiatric Publishers Inc (APPI) (2000-11), the world's largest publisher of mental health books and journals. 

Consultant on Canadian, international policy

Dr. Stewart has made numerous presentations to provincial, federal, and international government agencies responsible for developing policy and services on women's health. She has served as a consultant to Health Canada, the USA National Institutes of Health (NIMH, NICHD), the Population Health Council, and the United States Public Health Service.

She is past Chair of the Section of Women's Mental Health of both the World Psychiatric Association and the American Psychiatric Association, and was a member of the Ontario Women's Health Council of the Ministry of Health.

She is Past-President of the International Association for Women's Mental Health. She has been a visiting professor in Australia, Europe, India, China, Iceland, the Middle East, North and South Africa, and North and South American universities, and has presented at numerous international and national professional conferences in women's health research.

She was the Year 2000 College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Visiting Professor in Medical Research, 2001 Distinguished Member Lecturer of the American Psychiatric Association, 2002 World Psychiatric Association Distinguished Lecturer, 2003 Symonds Award recipient, 2003 Margaret Mead Memorial Lecturer, 2004 Distinguished Fellow of the APA, 2005 Honorary Member of the World Psychiatric Association, 2006 Fellow of the Canadian Psychiatric Association, 2006 Special Consultant to the United Nations Economic and Social Council, 2007 Consultant to the World Health Organization, 2009 WiSET Visiting Scientist to Japan, 2011 Distinguished Fellow of the Canadian Psychiatric Association, 2012 HOPE Award for Mental Health and 2013 Shastri Indo-Canadian Faculty Award.

Dr. Donna Stewart is the featured expert in the above video about young professionals achieving work/life balance. (Video: UHNToronto/YouTube)

G. Raymond Chang, Officer of the Order of Canada

Serving on the TGWHF Board since 2001, Mr. G. Raymond Chang is a Director of CI Financial, a diversified wealth management firm and one of Canada's largest investment fund companies. He is also President of G. Raymond Chang Ltd. Mr. Chang holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and a bachelor of applied science degree from the University of Toronto.

Devoted to education, health care

He is a passionate advocate for education and has been a member of Ryerson University's Board of Governors since 2001. On September 26, 2006, Chang was named Chancellor of Ryerson University. The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education is named in honour of his generous support.

He is the recipient of the 2010 Outstanding Philanthropist award from the Greater Toronto Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Chang is the Board Champion of the Education program. He is a member of the Foundation's Audit Committee and Nominating & Governance Committee.

Pledged over $5 million to UHN

Since 1999, Chang has pledged over $5 million in support for the following programs at UHN:

  • Temerty/Chang International Centre for Telesimulation and Innovation in Medical Education
  • Ho Ping Kong Centre of Excellence in Education Practice
  • G. Raymond Chang Fellowship in Medical Education
  • Gladstone and Maisie Change Chair in Teaching of Internal Medicine
  • Krembil Neuroscience Centre
  • Peter Munk Cardiac Centre


Jim Leech, Member of the Order of Canada

Mr. Jim Leech is Chair of the Toronto Western and Toronto General Hospital Foundation.

Serving on the TGWHF Board since 1996, Leech is the Chancellor of Queen's University. He recently retired as President and Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, Canada's largest single profession pension plan representing 303,000 active and retired teachers in Ontario.

During his business career, he has led large public companies operating and investing in the financial services, real estate and energy industries, as well as start-up technology businesses.

Leech is a founding Board member of Right to Play International, serves on the Board of the MasterCard Foundation and is the Honorary Colonel of 32 Signal Regiment, Canadian Armed Forces. He is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors and ICD Governance College.

In 2012, Leech was awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee medal in recognition of his work with the True Patriot Love Foundation and in 2014 was invested as a Member of the Order of Canada for his contributions as an innovator in pension management, for his writings on the subject of retirement funding, and for his community involvement.

Mr. Leech was appointed as Chair of the Board of Directors on September 26, 2013. He has served as the Chair of the TGWHF's Investment Committee and is a long-serving member of the Nominating & Governance Committee. The Chair is a member of all committees of the Board of Directors.

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