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Profiles in Humanitarian Courage 

Patricia Pearson

Pearson Peace Medal


Every year, since 1979, the United Nations Association in Canada honours a Canadian for his or her outstanding contributions to peace in Canada and around the world. This annual medal, awarded in a special ceremony, is supported by a gift from the Pearson family.


Profiles in Humanitarian Courage: Laureates of the Pearson Peace Medal

In 2017, author Patricia Pearson was commissioned to write the engaging stories of the first thirty laureates, showcasing the extraordinary peace-building work of these Canadian heroes, including such luminaries as Ursula Franklin, Romeo Dallaire, Louise Arbour, and Stephen Lewis. Two of the past recipients are Hamiltonians: Hanna Newcombe and Lois Wilson.


The United Nations Association in Canada is proud to share these stories to acknowledge the great humanitarians who have made Canada and the world better.


For a donation of $35.00 or more, you will receive this beautiful record of Canadian contributions to Lester B Pearson's lasting legacy. To receive your copy, you may donate directly to UNAC in Ottawa ( ) and ask for this book, or send a message to the Hamilton Branch where we can provide you with a copy.

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