On February 20, 2018, Mrs. Marguerite Kazarian, M.S.M., was presented with the Meritorious Service Medal (Civil Division) by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, at the Fairmont Royal York’s Concert Hall, in Toronto.

The official citation, and background information on the honour is available by clicking here.

Marguerite Kazarian, M.S.M.
Montréal, Quebec
Meritorious Service Medal (Civil Division)

Marguerite Kazarian is the tireless leader of the Children’s Fund for Armenia (CFFA), a charity that supports children and families in regions affected by a devastating earthquake almost three decades ago and by ongoing regional conflict and insecurity. By expanding local partnerships, she has enabled CFFA to provide winter essentials for families, counselling and education for teens, and medical care in Canada for Armenian children with debilitating illnesses.

Credit: MCpl Vincent Carbonneau, Rideau Hall, OSGG