In front of friends, family and a room full of distinguished guests, 16 exceptional civic leaders were recognized today at Government House with the Province’s highest honour, the Order of British Columbia.
“For 27 years, the Order of British Columbia has recognized exceptional individuals whose hard work, generosity of spirit and outstanding achievements have contributed immeasurably to the wellbeing of our communities,” Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon said. “I extend my congratulations to this year’s recipients and thank them for inspiring all of us with their efforts to build a healthy, diverse and inclusive province for generations to come.”
Saleema Noon is British Columbia’s preeminent sexual health educator and a tireless advocate for empowerment education.
Thousands of children, teens and adults throughout British Columbia have attended her comprehensive “body science” workshops, tailored to reflect her firm belief that every person – regardless of race, religion, age, ability, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual attraction – deserves respect. She arms young children with knowledge and skills to keep their bodies safe and empowers parents to share positive, meaningful messages about sexuality with their children at every age.