Commissioner of Yukon receives the Order of St. John

Today, Commissioner Adeline Webber was honoured with the Order of St. John by Chancellor Dr. André Levesque. She also accepted the role of Vice-Prior of the St. John Council for Yukon and was made a Dame of Justice of the Order.

Established in 1888 by Queen Victoria, the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem is a charitable organization. It primarily supports the St. John Eye Hospital in Jerusalem and St. John Ambulance. The order's roots go back to the 12th-century Knights Hospitaller, who cared for sick pilgrims in Jerusalem.

In 1990, the order became part of the Canadian Honours System. King Charles III serves as the order’s Sovereign, and the Governor General is its Prior in Canada. Currently there are about 4,600 active Canadian members.

Quick facts 
  • Grades in the Order are: Knight or Dame; Commander; Officer; and, Serving Member.

  • Order of St. John’s motto reads: Pro Fide, for Faith; and Pro Utilitate Hominum, in the service of Humanity; and to the support of the mission of St. John Ambulance in Canada, which is to enable Canadians to improve their health, safety and quality of life by providing training and community service.

Media contact 

Judy Shannon
Private Secretary to Commissioner of Yukon
Executive Council Office


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