March 12, 2013
Barbara Farber Receives Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal
Ottawa, ON — On March 11, Pierre Poilievre, Member of Parliament for Nepean-Carleton, presented Ms. Barbara Farber with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. As a business leader, she has demonstrated her success through hard work and commitment to her community.
“Our commitment to Canada is strengthened when we collectively recognize those who distinguish themselves by virtue of their talents, generosity and service to our communities,” said Poilievre. “Ms. Farber is among the best in business and so many individuals have benefited from her achievements.”
Ms. Farber is well-known in the Jewish community for her incredible volunteer spirit. Over her lifetime, Ms. Farber has always believed in the power of giving back to her community by supporting local organizations in any way she could. Through her position as President of Leikin Group Inc, she has been presented with several unique opportunities to serve her community. Ms. Farber was the National President of United Israel Appeal Federations Canada, Vice Chair of the National Board of Canada-Israeli Committee, first and founding Chair of the Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation and first and founding Chair of Algonquin College Foundation Board. She is presently a Governor on the Algonquin College Board, a member of the Board of Directors for the Ottawa Airport Authority and sits on the University of Ottawa’s Heart Institutes Foundation Board. Her community involvement extends even further than this. She has been recognized several times, receiving, among other honours, the 2010 Business Woman of the Year Award by Consumers’ Choice Awards. Ms. Farber has shown that true success is achieved through hard work and dedication to the community she calls home.
The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal was created to celebrate Her Majesty’s accession to the Throne 60 years ago. This commemorative medal is a tangible and lasting way to pay tribute to 60,000 Canadians whose achievements have benefited their fellow citizens, their community, their organization and the country. It provides an opportunity to look back and honour those who helped make Canada what it is today, and to look forward and recognize youth who are actively involved in our country’s future.