Public Service Leadership

Award Description

Individuals eligible for Honourary Gold Leaf Awards include government officials, academic leaders, elected officials and civic leaders. Honourary distinctions are awarded to individuals in recognition of distinguished public service and contributions in support of the Canadian biotech industry.

Mayor McCallion (2014)

The City of Mississauga is home to one of the country’s largest and most vibrant sector clusters which includes large multi-national companies, investors and small and medium sized biotech companies. Through her 36 years as Mayor of the City of Mississauga, Mayor McCallion’s significant leadership in support of the Canadian biotech ecosystem in her community demonstrates a clear understanding of the industry’s economic and social importance to the city. The Mississauga biotech community and the Canadian industry more broadly greatly appreciate the enormous energy and commitment the Mayor has consistently demonstrated in support of her city and all of its constituents.