Janice Filmon

Janice Clare Filmon CM OM (née Wainwright; born c.1943) is the 25th and current Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba. Her appointment as Lieutenant Governor was made by Governor General of Canada David Lloyd Johnston on the Constitutional advice of Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper, effective June 19, 2015. She is the viceregal representative of Queen Elizabeth II of Canada in the Province of Manitoba.

Janice Filmon

25th Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba
Assumed office
June 19, 2015
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor General
Preceded byPhilip S. Lee
Personal details
Janice Clare Wainwright

c. 1943 (age 7576)
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Spouse(s)Gary Filmon (m. c.1963)
Alma materUniversity of Manitoba
OccupationSocial worker,[1] community activist

Filmon was born around 1943.[2] A social worker,[1] philanthropist and community activist, she was made a member of the Order of Canada in 2012 and the Order of Manitoba in 2007.[3] She is the chair of the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation and founder of the A Leadership Initiative in Voluntary Efforts (A.L.I.V.E.) volunteer program. She was born in Winnipeg and was a 1964 graduate from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Science degree in home economics. Her husband is Gary Filmon, a former premier of Manitoba; they have four children.[4][5][1]

Lieutenant Governor

On March 19, 2015, Filmon was appointed by Governor General of Canada David Johnston on the advice of Prime Minister Stephen Harper to be the next Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba, replacing Philip S. Lee.[6][7] As the viceregal representative in Manitoba, she will be styled "Her Honour" while in office and will have the right to the style "the Honourable" for life.


  1. "Janice Clare Filmon". Manitoba Historical Society. March 23, 2015. Retrieved March 24, 2017.
  2. "Embracing Leadership". News.umanitoba.ca. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  3. "Order of Canada citation".
  4. "Janice Filmon appointed Manitoba's Lieutenant-Governor". Globalnews.ca. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  5. Ferguson, Barry; Wardhaugh, Robert (10 October 2018). "Manitoba Premiers of the 19th and 20th Centuries". University of Regina Press. p. 356. Retrieved 10 October 2018 via Google Books.
  6. "Janice Filmon will be sworn in as Manitoba's lieutenant-governor on June 19". Winipegfreepress.com. 23 April 2015. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  7. "Janice Filmon new vice-regal". Winnipegfreepress.com. 24 March 2015. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
Order of precedence
Preceded by
Brenda Murphy
as Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick
Canadian order of precedence
as Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba
Succeeded by
Janet Austin
as Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia
First Order of precedence in Manitoba
as Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba
Succeeded by
Brian Pallister
as President of the Executive Council of Manitoba
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