Hon. Hilary Weston (1942- ), courtesy of the Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
While in office as Lieutenant Governor, Ms. Weston focused on supporting causes and groups related to women’s issues, volunteerism and youth. Shortly after her installation she established the Hilary M. Weston Foundation for Youth to which she donated her entire salary. She also created the Lieutenant Governor’s Community Volunteer Award to honour unsung heroes in community groups and secondary schools.
Ms. Weston was the first Lieutenant Governor to celebrate key events such as Canada Day and the annual New Year’s Levee away from Queen’s Park in communities throughout the province. She was appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada in 2003.