Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Companion of the Order of Canada

Yousuf Karsh Order of Canada

From our personal archives comes this photograph of Yousuf Karsh receiving his Companion of the Order of Canada in 1990.

The Order of Canada is the nation’s greatest honor. There are three levels of distinction: Member, Officer, and Companion. Companion is the highest honor and it is limited to 165 living individuals. Having already been an Officer, Yousuf Karsh was elevated to Companion in 1990.