The Governor General actively endorses the objectives of select organizations by formally granting them patronage, thereby providing them with the name and prestige of the viceregal office.
His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, C.C., C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D., Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada has agreed to serve as patron of the International Council for Canadian Studies.
Friends of the Council
The ICCS is supported in its fundraising and promotional efforts by a group of four prominent Canadians:
- Victor Rabinovitch
- John Meisel, Sir Edward Peacock Professor of Political Science Queen's University
- Roger Légaré, Commissioner (Employers), Human Resources Development Canada
- Roseann Runte, President and Vice-Chancellor, Carleton University