CM, Honourary Lifetime Member
Chairman Emeritus, Morrison Lamothe Inc.
Grete Hale is Chairman Emeritus of one of Ottawa’s oldest businesses – Morrison Lamothe Inc., formerly a baking and catering company, now a private label national frozen food company started by her father in 1933. She graduated in Journalism from Carleton University in 1954 and has held directorships with numerous organizations such as Consumer Gas and North American Life. She has also served on a number of federal advisory groups. Recognized as one of Ottawa’s leading and most committed citizens, Grete is an active humanitarian. Her work in the community and in the board room has garnered her numerous awards and honours, including the Order of Canada, Senator in the Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem, Woman of Distinction-Mayor of Ottawa’s Award for Community Service, YM-YWCA Lifetime Achievement Award, the Ottawa-Carleton Philanthropy Award, Outstanding Volunteer of the Year, Canadian Women Entrepreneur of the Year Award-Lifetime Achievement Category, Ottawa Community Builder of the Year Award, and honourary doctorates from the University of Ottawa and Carleton University.