Linda Perry Receives Order of Canada Award

Linda Perry Receives Order of Canada Award

Image of a woman, Linda Perry, who received the Order of Canada Award

Linda Perry, Former Executive Director of Vela Canada, Receives Prestigious Order of Canada Award for Visionary Leadership within Disability Community

Langley, British Columbia – Vela Canada is pleased to announce that Linda Perry, the former Executive Director of the organization, has been honored with the prestigious Order of Canada for her outstanding leadership and transformative advocacy for individuals living with disabilities. This esteemed recognition highlights Linda’s remarkable contributions to Vela Canada and her broader impact on the disability community.

The Order of Canada is one of the country’s highest honours, presented to individuals who have made significant contributions to Canada and have demonstrated excellence, dedication, and innovation in their respective fields. Linda Perry’s inclusion in this distinguished group is a testament to her visionary leadership and unwavering commitment to fostering inclusivity and positive change.

Throughout her time as Executive Director, Linda spearheaded numerous initiatives that have had a lasting impact on the lives of people with disabilities. Her career has been dedicated to advancing the rights and independence of people living with a disability, making her a true champion of inclusivity and social justice.

“We are immensely proud of Linda Perry’s well-deserved recognition with the Order of Canada. Her visionary leadership has not only shaped Vela Canada but has also had a profound impact on the lives of countless individuals living with disabilities. This award is a testament to her dedication, passion, and tireless efforts to create positive change in our community,” says Kim Thomas, Co-Executive Director.

Vela Canada extends its warmest congratulations to Linda on this incredible achievement. The organization looks forward to witnessing the continued positive impact of her work and celebrating her ongoing commitment to making a difference in the lives of those with disabilities.