The Order of Ontario is awarded to Ontarians for excellence and achievement in any field. Past recipients have contributed to education, the arts, community and public service, science and medicine, citizenship and multiculturalism, business, sports, and many other fields. Those who are invested into the Order of Ontario are considered an example of excellence to all Ontarians.
The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, will invest Mr. Kaneff, alongside 29 other individuals, at the Investiture ceremony to be held on Thursday, January 27 at Queen’s Park.
Official Press Release from the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration:
“Ignat Kaneff of Mississauga, a renowned developer and philanthropist whose contributions have supported education, the arts, and health and social services, especially community living for intellectually-challenged children.
Ignat Kaneff came to Canada from his native Bulgaria almost 60 years ago. He is one of the nation’s leading real estate developers and philanthropists. In 1956, Kaneff founded his own home and land development business, Kaneff Properties Limited and since that time has built thousands of homes, buildings and world-class golf facilities. With his strong belief in the community, Ignat Kaneff has also contributed generously to many charitable organizations, educational institutions and hospitals.”
More information can be found in the Province of Ontario announcement.
The Order of Ontario is the most prestigious official honour in the Canadian Province of Ontario.
“The Order of Ontario recognizes excellence in any field of endeavour. The outstanding achievements of this august group of Ontarians are making a profound difference to the quality of life in our province. Each recipient has gone above and beyond the ‘call of duty’ and they are inspiring role models for us all.”
– The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario