Senate of Canada 150th Anniversary Commemorative Medal

The Senate 150th Anniversary Medal commemorates the first time senators came to Ottawa to sit in Parliament, on November 6, 1867.


The medal was created to mark this important occasion and give Senators the opportunity to recognize twelve individuals who have made significant contributions in their communities.

The medals are being awarded to Canadians or permanent residents who are actively involved in their communities and through their generosity, dedication, volunteerism and hard work, make their hometowns, communities, regions, provinces or territories a better place to live.

Senator Frum has awarded twelve medals to twelve individuals who exemplify these virtue.


Raheel Raza

Raheel Raza is an Interfaith and Intercultural Diversity Consultant.  An outspoken advocate for gender equality and an activist for women’s rights internationally, she has received many awards for her work to build bridges of understanding.  A fervent advocate for human rights, Raza is the first Muslim woman in Canada to lead mixed gender prayers.