CCRL’s Christian Elia Awarded by Order of Malta for Work with the Homeless in Toronto
Toronto, ON September 28, 2017 – Christian Elia the CCRL’s executive director was presented with the Order of Malta’s Bronze Medal Pro Merito Melitensi in recognition of having conferred honour and prestige on the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (SMOM) through the Hunger Patrol program.
Dr. Elia, who is a member of the Canadian Association of the Order with the rank of Knight of Magistral Grace, coordinates Hunger Patrol, having brought it under the auspices of the Canadian Association of the Order of Malta which funds the program and provides volunteers.
Hunger Patrol was founded by Rev. David Burrows, retired rector of