The good citizen
The Province of Ontario defines a good citizen, generally speaking, as a person who has contributed in an exceptional way, for a long
time, to the betterment of their community, without seeking payment or gratitude.
On November 16, 2009, at an investiture ceremony at Queen’s Park, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, David C. Onley conferred the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship upon Ted Jackson, for precisely that reason.
He was one of 11 Ontarians receiving the prestigious honour in 2009, and one of very few academics ever to receive it.