The Senate of Canada is celebrating the 150th Anniversary of its first sitting by awarding commemorative medals, struck by the Royal Canadian Mint earlier this year.
The Senate 150th Anniversary Medal commemorates the first time senators came
to Ottawa to sit in Parliament, on November 6, 1867.
The medals were awarded to Canadians or permanent residents who, through generosity, dedication, volunteerism and hard work, make their hometowns, communities, regions, provinces or territories a better place to live.
Michael Sullivan, President of Alberta One-Call and Executive Director of the Canadian Common Ground Alliance (CCGA), was recognized for his outstanding commitment to damage prevention of underground infrastructure in Canada.
As President of Alberta One-Call Corporation, Mr. Sullivan is leading Canada’s oldest One Call Center through operational renewal, seizing new and emerging
technology to increase and enhance access to the damage prevention process. He instituted Alberta’s successful ClickBeforeYouDig campaign, which has since been leveraged across Canada by the Canadian One-Call Centers Committee.
As Executive Director of the Canadian Common Ground Alliance, he works tirelessly
to raise awareness about damage prevention. His exceptional expertise and leadership were instrumental in advancing legislation to preserve the integrity of Canada’s buried infrastructure.