Dennice Leahey received the Order of Canada in 2006 for her many years of volunteer work. Her citation read, in part: “Leading by example, Dennice Leahey has shown how corporate leaders can positively impact the voluntary sector. Former senior vice-president and ombudsman of RBC Financial Group, she has lent her expertise, energy and enthusiasm to organizations such as Mount Saint Vincent University, the North Cumberland Hospital, Manitoba A.L.I.V.E. and the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art.” Dennice also was presented with an Eagle Feather for her work in the Aboriginal community. She has been active in many local not-for-profit organizations and is now vice-chair of the Symphony Nova Scotia Board of Directors and a Director of Atlantic Institute of Market Studies. She resides in Pugwash, NS with her husband Stephen.