Official Photo

July 26, 2021

The official photo of Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, is available in two versions. Both versions must be used in conjunction with an additional caption and photo credit as separate text. Both versions measure 8 x 10 inches.

The photo is available for download by clicking on the version of your choice and right-clicking on the enlarged photo to download it to your computer. The resolution is 300 dpi and the color space is RGB. It has been calibrated to render properly when taken to a photo printing service.

Upon taking office, the governor general is invested in or presented with specific honours. Although it is not mandatory to include a governor general’s post-nominals in a photo caption, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon’s post-nominals appear with a specific order of precedence.

Governor General Mary Simon’s photo caption and photo credit should read as one of the following options:

Caption with post-nominals

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, C.C., C.M.M., C.O.M., O.Q., C.D.,
Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada

Caption without post-nominals

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon,
Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada

Photo credit

Sgt Johanie Maheu, Rideau Hall © OSGG-BSGG, 2021

Non-commercial Reproduction

This photograph has been posted with the intent that it be readily available for personal and public non-commercial use and may not be reproduced, in part or in whole and by any means, without permission from the OSGG. To obtain permission for non-commercial reproduction please complete the online form.

Please note:

  • Users must refrain from changing the photograph in any way without the express consent of the OSGG.  
  • The official photo cannot be considered as an affiliation or partnership with the Governor General or the OSGG without written consent.
  • The photo credit must always accompany the official photo when the photo is reproduced or used in print or electronic format.

Commercial Reproduction

Reproduction of multiple copies of this photo, in whole or in part, for the purposes of commercial redistribution is prohibited except with written permission from the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General.

To obtain permission to reproduce materials on this site for commercial purposes please complete the online form.