Honorary life membership is a discretionary honour that may be awarded to EAC members who have made an exceptionally valuable contribution to the association.
The following people had been awarded honorary life membership in the association. All were rewarded for multiple significant contributions (not all of which are noted below).
|Year ||Recipient||Service |
|2013 ||Greg Ioannou ||Played a major role in forming (F)EAC and had, over the years, a crucial impact into expanding a Toronto group into a cross-Canada association of 1,500 members. |
|2012 ||Louis Majeau ||Integral in the creation of the association's French-language editorial standards, Principes directeurs en révision professionnelle. Commended for his remarkable and sustained volunteer involvement, and for his dedication to representing francophone affairs within EAC. |
|2012 ||Perry Millar ||Helped build the BC branch and create the Prairies Provinces and Saskatchewan branches. Part of the teams that created the pilot tests for EAC Certification and revised EAC's Professional Editorial Standards in 2008. |
|2011 ||Maureen Nicholson ||Set the standard for EAC's annual conference after she organized the association's successful 2000 conference in Vancouver; played a major role in developing the policies and procedures that shaped EAC Certification; as EAC president, she focused the executive council on its strategic goals and wrote many of the association's national policies. |
|2008 ||Anita Jenkins ||A mentor, coach and encourager of young talent; a tireless maker of lists and recruiter of volunteers; and a leader who sets a fine example and invites others to follow. |
|2005 ||Jonathan Paterson ||Participated in the review, design and desktop publishing of Meeting Editorial Standards and revision of Professional Editorial Standards (2000); first chair of EAC's Certification Committee; served on the Subcommittee on French Standards; QAC branch chair 1995–97; strong supporter of bilingualism in EAC. |
|1999 ||Claudette Reed Upton ||Provided long service and leadership to the BC branch; as national vice-president, led the Accreditation Committee, which examined the pros and cons of certification and recommended it to the membership. |
|1997 ||Lee d'Anjou ||Led the group that developed both Professional Editorial Standards and Meeting Editorial Standards; drafted the editorial definitions that form the appendix of the Standard Freelance Editorial Agreement. |
|1993 ||Jim Taylor ||Sparked the call for professional standards; fostered the idea of membership open to all Canadian editors, freelance or in-house; and chaired the Structural Review Committee, which led eventually to the national–branch system. |
|1990 ||Lydia Burton ||Played a lead role in developing Editing Canadian English; served as [F]EAC's representative on the board of the Canadian Give the Gift of Literacy Foundation. |
|1988 ||Francess Halpenny ||Edited the National Dictionary of Biography and was an early supporter of the association within the profession. |
|1985 ||Maggie MacDonald ||Contributed foundation-laying work as the association's first president; edited and hand-indexed the first two editions of the Directory of Editors. |