Advisory Panel

  • Carolyn Acker, CM, RN, MA, DSchc. Toronto, ON Founder, Pathways to Education Canada
  • Bruce Aikenhead, OC, B.Sc, AFCASI, P.Eng. Salmon Arm, BC Architect & Space Engineer
  • Christopher Barnes, CM, PhD, DSc, FRSC, P Geo. Victoria, BC Earth Scientist
  • Gerald Barr, CM. Ottawa, ON   CEO, Directors Guild of Canada; former President, CCIC
  • Michel Bastarache, CC, LL.L, LL.B, DES. Ottawa, ON former Judge of the Supreme Court of Canada
  • Tony Belcourt, OC, LLD. Ottawa, ON Advocate for Metis rights
  • Paul Copeland, CM. Toronto, ON Human Rights Lawyer
  • Gisèle Côté-Harper, OC. Québec, QC Lawyer. Board Chair, Rights & Democracy
  • Nigel Fisher, OC, O.Ont, MSC, MA, LLD. Salt Spring Island, BC Humanitarian, former head of UN Mission in Haiti
  • Margaret Hilson, OC, MES, RN. Vancouver, BC former Head, International Program, CPHA
  • Daniel Ish, OC.  Saskatoon, SK Former Chief Adjudicator, Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat
  • Pierre Jeanniot, OC, CQ, B.Sc, LL.D Montreal, QC, President Emeritus of Air Canada & CEO,IATA
  • Bruce Kidd, OC, Ph.D. Toronto, ON Former Olympic Athlete; Dean of Physical Edn, U of Toronto
  • Patrick Lane, OC. North Saanich, BC Award-winning Canadian Poet
  • Margaret MacMillan, OC, D.Phil, LL.D, FRSL Oxford, UK Historian, Author
  • Elizabeth May, OC, LL.B. Ottawa, ON Leader of Green Party of Canada; was Exec. Dir., Sierra Club
  • Audrey McLaughlin, PC, OC., MSW, LL.D. Whitehorse, YT Was Leader of NDP
  • Alex Neve, OC. Ottawa, ON Lawyer & Executive Director of Amnesty International Canada
  • Landon Pearson, OC. Ottawa, ON Author on Children’s Rights; Former Senator
  • Nancy Ruth, CM, MA, LL.D. Toronto, ON Senator and Philanthropist
  • Jennifer Simons, CM. Vancouver, BC Founder & President, The Simons Foundation
  • Gérard Snow, CM., L.Ph., LL.B; trad.a. Moncton, NB Lawyer & Jurilinguist
  • Setsuko Thurlow, CM, MSW. Toronto, ON Founder, Japanese Family Services
  • Jean Vanier, CC., BOC, D.Ph. Paris, France Theologian; founder of L’Arche
  • Lois Wilson, CC, O.Ont, M.Div, LLD. Toronto, ON President, Cdn. & World Councils of Churches