The Order of Newfoundland and Labrador (ONL) is the highest honour that the Province can bestow on its citizens. The ONL Advisory Council is the body that makes recommendations to the Chancellor of the Order, the Lieutenant Governor, for induction into the Order.
The role of the members who sit on the ONL Advisory Council is to independently review nominations for the Order, meet at least once with the Council as a whole and collectively make recommendations to the Chancellor of the Order for a future induction ceremony.
The structure of the ONL Advisory Council is governed by legislation and consists of:
Those who make up the Advisory Council of the ONL should collectively possess the following core competencies/expertise:
Education: Completion of post-secondary education, and/or related life experience.
Members of the ONL Advisory Council must be available to meet two times per year. The first meeting will be conducted by conference call and the second, in person in St. John’s.
Council members are also expected to spend additional time reviewing materials in preparation for ONL Advisory Council meetings. This preparation could take up to 72 hours of review time over a period of two weeks in order to fully evaluate the merits of the respective nominations.
The term of appointment is set for three years.