Leon is a recipient of the following awards:

  • 2002 City of Vancouver Cultural Harmony Award
  • The Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal (2002)
  • The Harry Jerome Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Member of the Order of British Columbia
  • The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012)
  • Inductee to the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame

Leon received an honourary doctorate from the University of British Columbia.