The Ottawa Women's Canadian Club

Date: 16/11/2017

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Mark O’Neill

Topic: The Centenary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge – The Importance of Commemoration

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Mr. O’Neill is President and CEO of the federal Crown Corporation that operates the Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum, Canada’s largest and most visited museums. He has led the transition in the Canadian Museum of History that opened July 1, 2017.

A native of Toronto, Mr. O’Neill grew up in Ottawa and attended Carleton University, where he studied political science and Canadian studies.

He is a community volunteer and was presented with the Mayor’s City Builder Award in 2013 for his outstanding community service and public advocacy leading to the implementation of the 911 emergency phone number, advanced-care paramedic system and the adoption of mandatory CPR training in local schools in Ottawa. In 2012, he received the Diamond Jubilee Medal for his commitment to the Friends of the Canadian War Museum.