Morgane Oger awarded with Meritorious Service Medal for human rights work
Morgane Oger received news that she was the recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal for her contribution and work done to protect LGBTQ2+ rights in Canada and to educate Canadians about transgender persons. Morgane Oger is a long-time human rights activist and education advocate. She has worked intensively on normalizing transgender persons and on the explicit protection of Canadians from discrimination on the basis of gender identity or expression. In January 2018, Oger founded the Morgane Oger Foundation to narrow the gap between Canada’s human rights laws and the reality lived on the ground by Canadians who face stigma and marginalization.
The Meritorious Service Decorations (Civil Division) enable the Governor General, on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen and all Canadians, to recognize outstanding accomplishments and set an example for others to follow and bring benefit to our country. More information about the Meritorious Service Decorations is available on the website http://www.gg.ca.
Morgane is now entitled to use the post-nominal initials M.S.M after her name.
“I am thrilled,Many, many people worked for a very long time to help us all be protected from discrimination because of who we are or who we love. It is deeply satisfying to be recognized for my contribution towards explicitly protecting people from stigma and hatred because of their gender identity or expression”.
Oger says that she will continue her work in all aspects of her activities, including in education.
“There’s still a great deal to be done to help all communities appreciate one another. As we see in British Columbia right now, there are still people trying to get elected by pushing others down. This is wrong and I will do everything I can to help make a more loving, more inclusive society.”
"As you know, I am a candidate for the Vancouver School Board. If I am successful I plan to bring my knowledge about inclusion and equitability to help Vancouver’s schools be safe and inclusive spaces for all learners and all stakeholders - regardless of who they are”
Morgane Oger will announce her award at 3:30 today at her campaign launch for election to the Vancouver School Board at the Mole Hill Housing Society community room.
Oger is scheduled to receive her medal formally in the coming months from Governor General the Right Honorable Julie Payette at Rideau Hall