Our Members

Executive Committee


Liette Vasseur


Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Brock University and UNESCO Chair in Community Sustainability: from Local to Global


Mireille Apollon


Former City Councillor and Deputy Mayor, Ville de Gatineau

Simon Brault

Simon Brault

Member representing the Canada Council for the Arts

Director and Chief Executive Officer, Canada Council for the Arts

Alternate member representing the Canada Council for the Arts

Michelle Chawla

Alternate member representing the Canada Council for the Arts

Director General, Strategy and Public Affairs, Canada Council for the Arts

Member representing Global Affairs Canada

Jeffrey Marder

Member representing Global Affairs Canada

Director, United Nations Division, Global Affairs Canada


Flavie Major

Member representing Canadian Heritage

Director of International and Intergovernmental Affairs, and Human Rights


Chantal C. Beaulieu

Member representing the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada

Executive Director, Council of Ministers of Education, Canada


Bernard Denault

Member representing the Government of Quebec

Director, International Organizations and Global Affairs, Ministry of International Affairs and Francophonie, Government of Quebec

President, Sectoral Commission, Education

Estelle Lamoureux

President, Sectoral Commission, Education

Co-chair of Education, Manitoba Association for Rights and Liberties

President, Sectoral Commission, Culture, Communication and Information

Paolo Granata

President, Sectoral Commission, Culture, Communication and Information

Assistant Professor, Book and Media Studies, St. Michael’s College/University of Toronto

Member appointed by the Canada Council for the Arts

Jennifer Dorner

Member appointed by the Canada Council for the Arts

Manager of the Office of Community Engagement, Concordia University

Member representing civil society, elected by the Annual General Meeting

Nadia Duguay

Member representing civil society, elected by the Annual General Meeting

Co-founder and Director-General, Exeko

Member representing civil society, elected by the Annual General Meeting

Thomas J. Johnson

Member representing civil society, elected by the Annual General Meeting

Executive Director, Eskasoni Fish & Wildlife Commission

Member representing civil society, elected by the Annual General Meeting

Bushra Ebadi

Member representing civil society, elected by the Annual General Meeting

President, Youth Advisory Group of CCUNESCO & Social Innovator and Researcher

Sectoral Commissions


  • Marco Bacon
  • Daniel Baril
  • Mark Evans
  • Gerald Farthing
  • Linyuan Guo-Brennan
  • André-Yanne Parent
  • Lynette Shultz
  • Ralf St. Clair
  • Scott Walter
  • Marie-Josée Fortin, President


  • Dick Bourgeois-Doyle
  • Tullio Caputo
  • Shaylin Drukis
  • Adam Fenech
  • Sophia Huyer
  • Yann Joly
  • Robert Siron
  • Yvonne Vizina
  • Ingrid Waldron
  • Liette Vasseur, President


  • Camille Callison
  • Brenda Gunn
  • Sharon Jeannotte
  • Michael Karanicolas
  • Ashok Mathur
  • Gervais Mbarga
  • Marie-Josée Parent
  • Paul Whitney
  • Carolyn Wilson
  • Ronald E. Ignace
  • Jean-Marc Blais, President

Advisory Committees

Memory of the World Committee

  • Andrew Horrall 
  • Cody Groat
  • Derek James Cooke
  • Chantal Fortier
  • François David
  • Lorraine O’Donnell 
  • Laura A. Millar

Youth Advisory Group

  • Alec Boudreau
  • Alice Miquet
  • Aniqah Zowmi
  • Apefa Adjivon
  • Arthi Ramachandran
  • Asha Siad
  • Bushra Ebadi
  • Colin Robinson
  • Ella Chan
  • Elsa Mondesir Villefort
  • Émilie Leneveu
  • Erinn Drage
  • Haven Rees
  • Jamie Kramer
  • Jeremiah Ellis
  • Jesse Hilderbrand
  • Jocelyn Kent
  • Katelynne Herchak
  • Mohammad Hossein Asadi Lari
  • Muriam Fancy
  • Ryan J Murphy
  • Samantha McBeth
  • Sara McGillivray
  • Susan Ly
  • Tanya Snowshoe
  • Zoey Barthemely

Coalition of Inclusive Municipalities

  • Anne Nickerson, City of Vancouver (BC)
  • Caitlin Downie, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (AB)
  • Darren Reedy, Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AB)
  • Jocelyn Curteanu, City of Whitehorse (YK)
  • Marie-Josée Parent, City of Montreal (QC)
  • Maude Marquis-Bissonette, City of Montreal (QC)
  • Roy Pogorzelski, Board of Directors, Canadian Race Relations Foundation (observer)
  • Thilak Tennekone, Town of Stratford (PEI)
  • Tymmarah Sheculski, City of Red Deer (AB)

Biosphere Reserves Network

Coalition of Inclusive Municipalities

  • Amos (Quebec)
  • Aurora (Ontario)
  • Belleville (Ontario)
  • Brooks (Alberta)
  • Brossard (Quebec)
  • Burnaby (British Columbia)
  • Caledon (Ontario)
  • Calgary (Alberta)
  • Chapais (Quebec)
  • Chestermere (Alberta)
  • Cochrane (Alberta)
  • County of Kings (Nova Scotia)
  • Devon (Alberta)
  • Dieppe (New Brunswick)
  • Drayton Valley (Alberta)
  • Edmonton (Alberta)
  • Eeyou Istchee James Bay (Quebec)
  • Fort Macleod (Alberta)
  • Fort Saskatchewan (Alberta)
  • Gatineau (Quebec)
  • Georgina (Ontario)
  • Grand Bank (Newfoundland)
  • Grande Prairie (Alberta)
  • Halifax (Nova Scotia)
  • Hamilton (Ontario)
  • Innisfail (Alberta)
  • Kentville (Nova Scotia)
  • Kingston (Ontario)
  • Latuque (Quebec)
  • Lethbridge (Alberta)
  • Lions Bay (British Columbia)
  • London (Ontario)
  • Longueuil (Quebec)
  • Malartic (Quebec)
  • Markham (Ontario)
  • Medicine Hat (Alberta)
  • Moncton (New Brunswick)
  • Montreal (Quebec)
  • Moose Jaw (Saskatchewan)
  • New Glasgow (Nova Scotia)
  • Newmarket (Ontario)
  • Niagara (Ontario)
  • Oakville (Ontario)
  • Oshawa (Ontario)
  • Ottawa (Ontario)
  • Peel (Ontario)
  • Prince Albert (Saskatchewan)
  • Prince George (British Columbia)
  • Provost (Alberta)
  • Quebec City (Quebec)
  • Red Deer (Alberta)
  • Repentigny (Quebec)
  • Richmond Hill (Ontario)
  • Saguenay (Quebec)
  • Saint John (New Brunswick)
  • Saint-Justin (Quebec)
  • Saskatoon (Saskatchewan)
  • Sault Ste. Marie (Ontario)
  • Sept-Îles (Quebec)
  • Sherbrooke (Quebec)
  • St. Albert (Alberta)
  • Stratford (Prince Edward Island)
  • Strathcona County (Alberta)
  • Sudbury (Ontario)
  • Tecumseh (Ontario)
  • Terrebonne (Quebec)
  • Thunder Bay (Ontario)
  • Toronto (Ontario)
  • Truro (Nova Scotia)
  • Val-d’Or (Quebec)
  • Vancouver (British Columbia)
  • Varennes (Quebec)
  • Vaughan (Ontario)
  • Victoria (British Columbia)
  • Wetaskiwin (Alberta)
  • Whitehorse (Yukon)
  • Williams Lake (British Columbia)
  • Windsor (Ontario)
  • Winnipeg (Manitoba)
  • Wood Buffalo / Fort McMurray (Alberta)

Associated Schools Network


  • Isabelle LeVert-Chiasson, National Coordinator, Canadian Commission for UNESCO - Ottawa, Ontario

  • Robert Mazzotta, The Alberta Teachers’ Association - Edmonton Alberta

  • Mark Perry, Diversity and Respect Lead, Anglophone School District South, New Brunswick Department of Education and Early Childhood

  • Linda Connor, Social Studies Consultant, Instruction, Curriculum & Assessment Branch, Manitoba Education - Winnipeg, Manitoba

  • Lorraine Otoide, International Education Officer, Ministry of Education - Toronto, Ontario

  • Barbara Ryeburn, Assistant Director of Social Justice, BC Teachers' Federation



  • ALEXANDER FERGUSON SCHOOL (Candidate School) - Calgary, Alberta

  • CALGARY FRENCH AND INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (Member School) - Calgary, Alberta

  • ÉCOLE AIRDRIE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Member School) - Airdrie, Alberta

  • ÉCOLE FRANCOPHONE D’AIRDRIE (Member School) - Airdrie, Alberta

  • ÉCOLE LA SOURCE (Candidate School) - Calgary, Alberta

  • ÉCOLE LE RUISSEAU(Candidate School) - Brooks, Alberta

  • ÉCOLE SECONDAIRE SAINTE MARGUERITE D’YOUVILLE (Candidate School) - St. Albert, Alberta

  • ESCUELA PINES SCHOOL (Candidate School) - Red Deer, Alberta

  • GLENDALE SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY SCHOOL (Candidate School) - Red Deer, Alberta

  • GRIFFITHS-SCOTT MIDDLE SCHOOL (Member School) - Millet, Alberta

  • HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Candidate School) - Fort McMurray, Alberta

  • KEENOOSHAYO SCHOOL (Candidate school) - St. Albert, Alberta

  • M E LAZERTE HIGH SCHOOL (Candidate School) - Edmonton, Alberta

  • NITON CENTRAL SCHOOL (Member School) - Niton Junction, Alberta

  • OLDS HIGH SCHOOL (Member School) - Olds, Alberta

  • QUEEN ELIZABETH HIGH SCHOOL (Member School) - Edmonton, Alberta


  • CANYON LISTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Member School) - Canyon, British Columbia

  • SA-HALI SECONDARY SCHOOL (Candidate School) - Kamloops, British Columbia

  • TRAFALGAR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Candidate School) - Vancouver, British Columbia


  • AL-HIJRA ISLAMIC SCHOOL (Member School) - Winnipeg, Manitoba

  • BAIRDMORE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Candidate School) - Winnipeg, Manitoba

  • BEAUSEJOUR EARLY YEARS SCHOOL (Member School) - Beausejour, Manitoba

  • BROCK CORYDON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Member School) - Winnipeg, Manitoba

  • CHURCHILL HIGH SCHOOL (Member School) - Winnipeg, Manitoba

  • COLLÈGE JEANNE SAUVÉ (Member School) - Winnipeg, Manitoba

  • COLLÈGE PIERRE-ELLIOT-TRUDEAU (Member School) - Winnipeg, Manitoba

  • ÉCOLE COMMUNAUTAIRE RÉAL BÉRARD (Candidate School) - Saint-Pierre-Jolys, Manitoba

  • ÉCOLE GOLDEN GATE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Candidate School) - Winnipeg, Manitoba

  • ÉCOLE LAURA SECORD SCHOOL (Member School) - Winnipeg, Manitoba

  • ÉCOLE POINTES-DES-CHÊNES (Candidate School) - Ste-Anne, Manitoba

  • ÉCOLE TUXEDO PARK (Candidate School) - Winnipeg, Manitoba

  • ELM CREEK SCHOOL (Candidate School) - Elm Creek, Manitoba

  • JOHN PRITCHARD SCHOOL (Member School) - Winnipeg, Manitoba

  • LINDEN MEADOWS (Candidate School) - Winnipeg, Manitoba

  • NIJI MAHKWA (Candidate School) - Winnipeg, Manitoba

  • ONANOLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Candidate School) - Onanole, Manitoba

  • RIVER EAST COLLEGIATE (Member School) - Winnipeg, Manitoba

  • ROSSBURN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Candidate School) - Rossburn, Manitoba

  • ST. EMILE CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Member School) - Winnipeg, Manitoba

  • ST. JAMES COLLEGIATE (Member School) - Winnipeg, Manitoba

  • ST. JOHN'S-RAVENSCOURT SCHOOL (Candidate School) - Winnipeg, Manitoba

  • STEVENSON-BRITANNIA ADULT LEARNING CENTRE (Member School) - Winnipeg, Manitoba

  • THE COLLEGIATE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WINNIPEG (Candidate School) - Winnipeg, Manitoba

  • UNIVERSITY OF WINNIPEG, FACULTY OF EDUCATION (Candidate School) - Winnipeg, Manitoba

  • VINCENT MASSEY COLLEGIATE (Member School) - Winnipeg, Manitoba

  • WEST ST-PAUL SCHOOL (Candidate School) - Winnipeg, Manitoba


  • ÉCOLE BLANCHE-BOURGEOIS (Candidate School) - Cocagne, New Brunswick

  • ÉCOLE CHAMPLAIN (Candidate School) - Moncton, New Brunswick

  • ÉCOLE CLÉMENT-CORMIER (Candidate School) - Bouctouche, New Brunswick

  • ÉCOLE GRANDE-RIVIÈRE (Candidate School) - Saint-Léonard, New Brunswick


  • LOCKEPORT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Member School) - Lockeport, New Brunswick

  • LOCKEPORT REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL (Member School) - Lockeport, New Brunswick


  • BRUCE PENINSULA DISTRICT SCHOOL (Member School) - Lion’s Head, Ontario

  • CAPE CROKER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Candidate School) - Wiarton, Ontario

  • ÉCOLE DES ADULTES LE CARREFOUR (Candidate School) - Ottawa, Ontario

  • PICKERING COLLEGE (Candidate School) - Newmarket, Ontario

  • ST. EDMUND’S PUBLIC SCHOOL (Member School) - Tobermory, Ontario

  • STEPHEN LEWIS SECONDARY SCHOOL (Candidate School) - Mississauga, Ontario


  • ACADÉMIE DES SACRÉS-CŒURS (Member School) - Saint-Bruno-De-Montarville, Québec

  • ACADÉMIE LAFONTAINE (Candidate School) - Saint-Jérôme, Québec

  • COLLÈGE BEAUBOIS (Member School) - Pierrefonds, Québec

  • COLLÈGE BOURGET (Member School) - Rigaud, Québec

  • COLLÈGE DUROCHER-SAINT-LAMBERT (Member School) - Saint-Lambert, Québec

  • COLLÈGE MARIE-DE-L'INCARNATION (Candidate School) - Trois-Rivières, Québec

  • COLLÈGE REGINA ASSUMPTA (Member School) - Montréal, Québec

  • COLLÈGE SAINT-PAUL (Member School) - Varennes, Québec

  • COLLÈGE SAINT-SACREMENT (Member School) - Terrebonne, Québec

  • COLLÈGE SAINTE-ANNE DE LACHINE (Member School) - Lachine, Québec

  • ÉCOLE ALTERNATIVE ATELIER (Member School) - Montréal, Québec

  • ÉCOLE CAVELIER-DE-LASALLE (Member School) - LaSalle, Québec

  • ÉCOLE DE LA MORELLE (Member School) - Saint-Ubalde, Québec

  • ÉCOLE DES AMIS-DU-MONDE (Member School) - Côte-Saint-Luc, Québec

  • ÉCOLE ÉMILE-NELLIGAN (Member School) - Kirkland, Québec

  • ÉCOLE LA POUDRIÈRE (Member School) - Drummondville, Québec

  • ÉCOLE LE SALÉSIEN (Candidate school) - Sherbrooke, Québec

  • ÉCOLE SECONDAIRE DANIEL-JOHNSON (Member School) - Montréal, Québec

  • ÉCOLE SECONDAIRE DES GRANDES-MARÉES (Member School) - La Baie, Québec

  • ÉCOLE SECONDAIRE LE PRÉLUDE  (Member School) - Mascouche, Québec

  • ÉCOLE SECONDAIRE SAINT-LUC (Member School) - Montréal, Québec

  • ÉCOLE SPÉCIALISÉE DES REMPARTS (Member School) - Longueuil, Québec

  • ÉCOLE STE-GERMAINE-COUSIN (Member School) - Montréal, Québec


  • BETHLEHEM CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Member School) - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

  • HAFFORD CENTRAL SCHOOL (Member School) - Hafford, Saskatchewan

  • HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Candidate School) - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

  • RANCH EHRLO SOCIETY - Children and Youth Treatment Centre (Member School) - Pilot Butte, Saskatchewan

  • ST. EDWARD SCHOOL (Candidate School) - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

  • ST JOSEPH HIGH SCHOOL (Candidate School) - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

UNESCO Chairs in Canada

World Heritage Sites Network

The UNESCO Creative Cities Network

The UNESCO Global Geoparks Network

The UNEVOC Network

Honorary Members

  • Michel Agnaïeff
  • Guy Bourgeault
  • Ian Christie Clark
  • Marshall Conley
  • Jacques Demers
  • Francine Fournier
  • Paul Gérin-Lajoie
  • Louis Hamel
  • Viviane Launay
  • Gilbert Laurin
  • Albert Millaire
  • Louis Patenaude
  • Kim Phuc
  • Douglas Roche
  • Michèle Stanton-Jean
  • Swee-Hin Toh
  • David A. Walden
  • Max Wyman