Gerry Wood was invested in the Order of Canada officially on July 4, 2019, receiving his medal from Governor General Julie Payette.

He was awarded the Member of the Order of Canada for his philanthropic contributions to Alberta.


Entrepreneur and philanthropist Gerald Wood has had a tremendous impact on his city and province. After arriving in Canada from Scotland, he purchased a small car dealership, which he grew into a thriving business that now employs almost 600 people and which contributes to the economic vitality of the region. In addition, he gives back to his adopted home as a director of and donor to myriad organizations, notably raising funds to support children with Down’s syndrome.