Our Members

Executive Committee

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Richard Kistabish


President of Minwashin, an Anishinaabe cultural and arts development organization

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Sarah Gamble


Cofounder of Moose & Muskwa Consulting Inc. and president of the Canadian Geoparks Network

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Simon Brault

Simon Brault

Member representing the Canada Council for the Arts

Director and Chief Executive Officer, Canada Council for the Arts

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Roda Muse

Secretary General, Canadian Commission for UNESCO

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Alternate member representing the Canada Council for the Arts

Michelle Chawla

Alternate member representing the Canada Council for the Arts

Director General, Strategy, Public Affairs and Arts Engagement

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Johanna Kruger

Member representing Global Affairs Canada

Director, United Nations Division, Global Affairs Canada

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Member representing Canadian Heritage

Flavie Major

Member representing Canadian Heritage

Director of International and Intergovernmental Affairs, and Human Rights

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Chantale LeClerc

Member representing the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada

Executive Director, Council of Ministers of Education, Canada

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Member representing the Government of Quebec

Bernard Denault

Member representing the Government of Quebec

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

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President, Sectoral Commission, Education

Estelle Lamoureux

President, Sectoral Commission, Education

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

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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

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Member appointed by the Canada Council for the Arts

Jennifer Dorner

Member appointed by the Canada Council for the Arts

Deputy Director at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal 

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Member representing civil society, elected by the Annual General Meeting

Michel Emery

Member representing civil society, elected by the Annual General Meeting

Teacher, Innovator, Instructional Leader - Yukon Government

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Jean-Philippe Messier

Member representing civil society, elected by the Annual General Meeting

Founder and director, Manicouagan-Uapishka Biosphere Reserve


Charlotte Henay

Member representing civil society, elected by the Annual General Meeting

Assistant Professor, Brock University

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Working Groups

Artificial Intelligence & the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  • Kate Arthur
  • Muriam Fancy
  • Richard Hotte
  • Jason Lewis
  • Sasha Luccioni
  • Phil de Luna
  • Paolo Granata

Culture and the 2030 Agenda

  • Christophe Rivet
  • Cody Groat
  • Haven Rees

  • Ivana Otasevic
  • Nathalie Guay
  • Paolo Granata
  • Sarah McGillivray

  • Sylvain Cornuau
  • Tanya Woods

Advisory Committees

Memory of the World Committee

  • Kristin Catherwood
  • Cody Groat 
  • Laura A. Millar
  • Ian Milligan
  • Geneviève Morin 
  • Charmaine A. Nelson
  • Charmaine A. Nelson 
  • Jean-François Palomino
  • Anthea Seles

Youth Advisory Group

  • Arthur Amadi
  • Betalihem Lemma
  • Carmelle Freudlyne Amoussou
  • Colin Robinson
  • Deanna Galati
  • Ella Chan
  • Émilie Leneveu
  • Evanne Souchette
  • Jacey Firth-Hagen
  • Janie Moyen
  • Jasleen Bains
  • Jasmine Hawamdeh
  • Katelynne Herchak
  • Kyla Judge
  • Leah McConney
  • Muriam Fancy 
  • Natalie Bravo
  • Norbert Banyi
  • Omar Razavi
  • Sher Yao
  • Shuang Liang
  • Skw'akw'as (Sunshine) Dunstan-Moore
  • Taranjeet Singh Manchanda
  • Uswah Ahsan
  • Vicky Laprade

Coalition of Inclusive Municipalities

  • Caitlin Downie, Manager, Culture & Social Development, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, Alberta
  • Jeremiah Ellis, CCUNESCO Youth Advisory Group (Final Term), Graduate student, Writer/Activist, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Jean Francois Kacou, Director General, City of Percé, Quebec
  • Candies Kotchapaw, Founder and Executive Director, DYLOTT (Developing Young Leaders of Tomorrow Today), Toronto, Ontario
  • Sheila James, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist and Strategic Liaison, City of Ottawa, Ontario
  • Thilak Tennekone, Chair, Diversity and Inclusion Sub-Committee, Town of Stratford, Prince Edward Island

Biosphere Regions

Coalition of Inclusive Municipalities

  • Amos (Quebec)
  • Aurora (Ontario)
  • Battleford (Saskatchewan)
  • Blackfalds (Alberta)
  • Blainville (Quebec)
  • Belleville (Ontario)
  • Brooks (Alberta)
  • Brossard (Quebec)
  • Burnaby (British Columbia)
  • Caledon (Ontario)
  • Calgary (Alberta)
  • Chapais (Quebec)
  • Chelsea (Quebec)
  • Chester Municipality (Nova Scotia)
  • Chestermere (Alberta)
  • Cobourg (Ontario)
  • Cochrane (Alberta)
  • County of Kings (Nova Scotia)
  • Devon (Alberta)
  • Dieppe (New Brunswick)
  • District of North Vancouver (British Columbia)
  • Durham Region (Ontario) 
  • Drayton Valley (Alberta)
  • Edmonton (Alberta)
  • Eeyou Istchee James Bay (Quebec)
  • Fort Macleod (Alberta)
  • Fort Saskatchewan (Alberta)
  • Fredericton (New Brunswick)
  • Gatineau (Quebec)
  • Georgina (Ontario)
  • Grand Bank (Newfoundland)
  • Grand Bay-Westfield (New Brunswick)
  • Grande Prairie (Alberta)
  • Guelph (Ontario)
  • Halifax (Nova Scotia)
  • Halton Hills (Ontario)
  • Hamilton (Ontario)
  • Innisfail (Alberta)
  • Kentville (Nova Scotia)
  • Kingston (Ontario)
  • La Tuque (Quebec)
  • Laval (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 Region (12 municipalities) (Ontario)
  • North Battleford (Saskatchewan)
  • North Bay (Ontario)
  • North Okanagan (British Columbia)
  • Olds (Alberta)
  • Oakville (Ontario)
  • Oshawa (Ontario)
  • Ottawa (Ontario)
  • Peel (Ontario)
  • Percé (Quebec)
  • Peterborough (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)
  • Scugog (Ontario)
  • Sept-Îles (Quebec)
  • Sherbrooke (Quebec)
  • St. Albert (Alberta)
  • Stratford (Prince Edward Island)
  • Stratford (Ontario)
  • Strathcona County (Alberta)
  • Strathmore (Alberta)
  • Sudbury (Ontario)
  • Tecumseh (Ontario)
  • Terrebonne (Quebec)
  • Thunder Bay (Ontario)
  • Toronto (Ontario)
  • Truro (Nova Scotia)
  • Uxbridge (Ontario)
  • 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)

UNESCO Schools Network


  • Isabelle LeVert-Chiasson, National Coordinator, Canadian Commission for UNESCO - Ottawa, Ontario
  • Monique Gravel, The Alberta Teachers’ Association - Edmonton, Alberta
  • Nichelle Penney, Teacher, Sa-Hali Secondary School - Kamloops, British Columbia, and Susan Hall, Arts Educator and Consultant - Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Linda Connor, Social Studies Consultant, Instruction, Curriculum & Assessment Branch, Manitoba Education - Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Tomalyn Young, Teacher, Forest Hills School - Saint John, New Brunswick
  • April Poole, Teacher, St. Lewis Academy - St Lewis, Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Carter Chiasson, Teacher, Allison Bernard Memorial High School - Eskasoni, Nova Scotia
  • Lorraine Otoide, International Education Officer, Ministry of Education - Toronto, Ontario 



  • BELLEROSE COMPOSITE HIGH SCHOOL (Candidate School) - St. Albert, 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 DE LA SOURCE (Candidate School) - Calgary, Alberta

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


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

  • GLENGARRY SCHOOL (Candidate School) - Edmonton, Alberta

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

  • JOSEPH WELSH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Candidate School) - Red Deer, Alberta


  • KEENOOSHAYO SCHOOL (Member 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

  • ROSEMONT SCHOOL (Candidate School) - Calgary, Alberta

  • SPITZEE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Candidate School) - High River, Alberta


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

  • HATZIC MIDDLE SCHOOL (Candidate School) - Mission, British Columbia

  • HAZELTON SECONDARY SCHOOL (Member School) - Hazelton, British Columbia

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

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


  • ACADIA JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Candidate School) - Winnipeg, Manitoba

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

  • BAIRDMORE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Member 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 GARDEN CITY COLLEGIATE (Candidate 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 DUGALD SCHOOL (Candidate School) - Winnipeg, Manitoba 

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

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

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

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

  • GENERAL BYNG (Candidate School) - Winnipeg, Manitoba

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

  • LINDEN MEADOWS (Member School) - Winnipeg, Manitoba

  • NIJI MAHKWA (Candidate School) - Winnipeg, Manitoba

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


  • DORCHESTER CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL (Member School) - Dorchester, New Brunswick

  • FOREST HILLS SCHOOL (Candidate School) - Saint John, New Brunswick

  • HAMPTON HIGH SCHOOL (Member School) - Hampton, New Brunswick

  • LAKEFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Member School) - Hampton, New Brunswick

  • LOCH LOMOND SCHOOL (Candidate School) - Saint John, New Brunswick

  • ROTHESAY PARK SCHOOL (Member School) - Rothesay, New Brunswick

  • SAINT-JOHN HIGH SCHOOL (Candidate School) - Saint John, New Brunswick

  • ST. MALACHY'S MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL ( Candidate School) - Saint John, New Brunswick

  • ST. STEPHEN'S MIDDLE SCHOOL (Candidate School) - Saint Stephen, New Brunswick


  • ST. LEWIS ACADEMY (Candidate School) - St. Lewis, Newfoundland and Labrador


  • ALLISON BERNARD MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL (Candidate School) - Eskasoni, Nova Scotia

  • LOCKEPORT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Candidate School) - Lockeport, Nova Scotia

  • LOCKEPORT REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL (Candidate School) - Lockeport, Nova Scotia

  • NORTHEAST KINGS EDUCATION CENTER (Candidate School) - Canning, Nova Scotia


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

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



  • ÉCOLE ÉLÉMENTAIRE GABRIELLE-ROY (Candidate School) - Toronto, Ontario

  • ÉCOLE ÉLÉMENTAIRE LA MOSAÏQUE (Member School) - Toronto, Ontario

  • ÉCOLE ÉLÉMENTAIRE PUBLIQUE DES SENTIERS (Candidate School) - Orleans, Ontario


  • ÉCOLE SECONDAIRE PUBLIQUE MILLE-ÎLES (Member School) - Kingston, Ontario
  • FULFORD ACADEMY (Member School) - Brockville, Ontario

  • HAVERGAL COLLEGE (Member School) - North York, Ontario


  • LEASIDE HIGH SCHOOL (Candidate School) - East York, Ontario

  • PICKERING COLLEGE (Member School) - Newmarket, Ontario

  • ST. EDMUND’S PUBLIC SCHOOL (Member School) - Tobermory, Ontario
  • STEPHEN LEWIS SECONDARY SCHOOL (Member School) - Mississauga, Ontario
  • THE GILES SCHOOL (Candidate School) - North York, Ontario



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

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

  • CENTRE PAULINE-JULIEN (Candidate School) - Montréal, Québec

  • COLLÈGE BEAUBOIS (Member School) - Pierrefonds, Québec

  • COLLÈGE BOURGET (Member School) - Rigaud, Québec

  • COLLÈGE DE SAINTE-ANNE-DE-LA-POCATIÈRE (Candidate School) - La Pocatière, Québec

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

  • COLLÈGE MARIE-DE-L'INCARNATION (Member 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 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 JACQUES-DE CHAMBLY (Candidate School) - Chambly, Québec

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

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

  • ÉCOLE MARIE-CLARAC (Candidate School) - Montréal-Nord, Québec

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

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

  • ÉCOLE SECONDAIRE MONSEIGNEUR-RICHARD (Candidate School) - Verdun, Québec

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

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

  • ÉCOLE SECONDAIRE PAUL-GÉRIN-LA-JOIE-D'OUTREMONT (Candidate School) - Outremont, Québec

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

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

  • POLYVALENTE DEUX-MONTAGNES (Candidate School) - Deux-Montagnes, Québec


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

  • ÉCOLE CANADIENNE FRANÇAISE (Candidate School) - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

  • GREYSTONE HEIGHTS SCHOOL (Member School) - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

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

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

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

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


  • F.H. COLLINS SECONDARY SCHOOL (Member School) - Whitehorse, Yukon

  • GHÙCH TLÂ COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Candidate School) - Carcross, Yukon

UNESCO Chairs in Canada

  • UNESCO Chair in Anticipatory Systems for Innovation and Venture Creation, University of New Brunswick (UNB)
  • UNESCO Chair in Migration and Francophonie in a Minority Context: Building Inclusive, Innovative and Resilient Societies Locally and Globally
  • UNESCO Chair for the Conception and Construction of Sustainable and Solidarity-Based Schools, Laval University, Laurentian University
  • UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Engineering - Applied Solar Technologies, Polytechnique Montreal
  • UNESCO Chair in Bio-cultural Diversity and Education, Simon Fraser University
  • UNESCO Chair in Hate studies, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)
  • UNESCO Chair on Global Asia and Humanities, McGill University
  • ORBICOM - International Network of UNESCO Chairs in Communication, University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM)

World Heritage Sites

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
  • Sébastien Goupil
  • 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