National Chairperson, Council of Canadians
Maude Barlow is the author of numerous award-winning books and is one of Canada's most respected and effective activists. She is the national chairperson of the Council of Canadians, a progressive citizens’ advocacy organisation with members and chapters across Canada. She is also the co-founder of the Blue Planet Project, which works internationally for the right to public water. She serves on the board of the San Francisco-based International Forum on Globalisation, is chair of the board of Washington-based Food and Water Watch, and is a Councillor with the Hamburg-based World Future Council.
She is also the recipient of many educational awards and has received honorary doctorates from seven Canadian universities for her social justice work. She is the recipient of the “2005/2006 Lannan Cultural Freedom Fellowship Award," the 2005 Right Livelihood Award (known as the "Alternative Nobel") for her global water justice work, and is the Citation of Lifetime Achievement winner of the 2008 Canadian Environment Awards.