Gilles LeVasseur was awarded the Ordre du mérite des caisses populaires de l’Ontario 2015, which recognizes the remarquable contributions of an individual to the franco-ontarian cooperative movement.
« I am very happy to have received this prize. Especially since I have had a passion for the cooperative system for a long time! », Professor LeVasseur said when receiving his prize. « [Cooperatives] are vital to the Canadian development.»