Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (CIMM)
The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum is the leading technical society of professionals in the Canadian minerals, metals, materials and energy industries. With over 12,000 national members, CIM strives to be the association of choice for professionals in the minerals industries.

Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George (CMG)
A Long Service and Good Conduct Medal awarded to senior civil servants and their equivalents in the Armed Forces. (A British Order of Chivalry)

Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Awarded for bravery in action by officers of the British Air Forces.

Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM)
Awarded for bravery in action by non-commissioned officers of the British Air Forces.

Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)
An American decoration for service, both civilian and military.

DSO Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
A British award to officers, usually of Field rank, for exceptional bravery and leadership against an enemy.

Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (FRSC)
The Royal Society of Canada ,The Canadian Academy of the Sciences and Humanities , is the senior national body of distinguished Canadian scientists and scholars. Its primary objective is to promote learning and research in the natural and social sciences and in the humanities.

Geographical Names Board of Canada (GNBC)
In Canada, names on official, federal government maps have been authorized through the Geographical Names Board of Canada (GNBC). This national committee, which dates back to 1897, now comprises representatives from each province and territory, and from various federal departments concerned with mapping, translation, statistics, archives, defence, national parks and Indian lands.

Geological Survey of Canada (GSC)
Canada's premier agency for geoscientific information and research, with world-class expertise focusing on geoscience surveys, sustainable development of Canada's resources, environmental protection, and technology innovation.

Governor and Company of Adventurers Trading into Hudson’s Bay (HBC)
As a business title it was more simply called “The Hudson’s Bay Company”, later shortened to “The Bay”.

Military Cross (MC)
Awarded to officers of the British Armies for bravery in action.

Military Medal (MM)
Awarded to non-commissioned officers of the British Army for bravery in action.

Member of Parliament (MP)

North West Mounted Police (1873-1904) (NWMP)
On May 3, 1873, Sir John A. MacDonald  introduced a Bill into Parliament which sought to bring order to the frontier, encourage settlement, and establish Canadian authority in the North-West Territories.  The Bill was passed seventeen days later, creating the North-West Mounted Police.

North West Territories (NWT)
Before June, 1898 the Yukon was part of the NWT. 

Order of the British Empire (OBE)
A minor British Chivalrous Order, awarded for service in any field.

Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI)

Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF)
The history of Canada's Air Force traces it beginnings to the very early days of World War I when the Canadian Aviation Corps was formed on September 16, 1914 and consisted of two officers and one mechanic.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (1920-present) (RCMP)
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is the Canadian national police service and an agency of the Ministry of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada.

Royal Canadian Navy (RCN)

Royal Geographical Society (RGS)
A prestigious British Society for the advancement of geographical exploration and study.

United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Federal source for science about the Earth, its natural and living resources, natural hazards, and the environment.
Yukon Territory Attraction & Services Guides.

Mac's Fireweed
A great selection of old favorites and the latest books of the Canadian north and Alaska.