Announcing Nobel Peace Prize nominee Sheila Watt-Cloutier as a speaker at the CanWaCH Healthy World Conference

We’re excited to announce Sheila Watt-Cloutier as a speaker for our closing plenary, Inter-generational action on climate, health and rights, at the Healthy World Conference: Dialogues on health, gender and climate resilience. 

Nobel Peace Prize-nominee Sheila Watt-Cloutier is in the business of transforming public opinion into public policy. Experienced in working with global decision makers for over a decade, she offers a new model for 21st century leadership.

Sheila Watt-Cloutier: Environmental, cultural and human rights advocate

In 2007, she was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for her advocacy work in showing the impact of global climate change on human rights — especially in the Arctic, where it is felt more immediately, and more dramatically, than anywhere else in the world. Watt-Cloutier is an Officer of the Order of Canada and the recipient of the Aboriginal Achievement Award; the UN Champion of the Earth Award; the Norwegian Sophie Prize; and the Right Livelihood Award, which is widely considered the “Nobel Alternative”.

Through an interactive and dialogue-forward approach, programming will provide attendees with knowledge, next steps, supportive evidence and community resources to establish specific, measurable and achievable commitments regarding the integration of climate resilience into health and gender equality strategies and programming. 

Sessions will be held from May 14 to 15 on the traditional territory of the Kanien’kehà:ka Nation, also known as Montréal, Quebec.

A virtual option is available for those unable to join us in person, providing an opportunity to hear live insights from key actors and thought leaders and view the recordings of select sessions. To learn more about the conference and how to register, visit


March 28, 2024