Christina Cameron is named President of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO

Christina Cameron
Christina Cameron (Photo : Lorraine Brand)

Ottawa, July 4, 2014 – The Canada Council for the Arts is very pleased to announce the appointment of Christina Cameron as President of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO. Her term began at the Commission’s Annual General Meeting held in Victoria from June 5 to 7, 2014. She was appointed for a term of 2 years, renewable once.

Mr. Simon Brault, director and CEO of the Canada Council for the Arts, acknowledged "Ms. Cameron’s outstanding contribution and international reputation in the management and protection of the World Heritage."

About Ms. Cameron

  • Ms. Cameron was formerly Vice-President of the Commission from 2010 to 2014.
  • Ms. Cameron is a Professor at the School of Architecture of the Faculty of Environmental Design, Université de Montréal and Canada Research Chair in Built Heritage.
  • She is also the author of Many Voices, One Vision: The Early Years of the World Heritage Convention, which explores different aspects, including the effects, of the World Heritage Convention of 1972.
  • Among her many contributions to furthering UNESCO’s ideals, she served as Head of the Canadian Delegation and Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee from 1990 to 2008.

About the Commission

The Canadian Commission for UNESCO serves as a forum for governments and civil society, in order to promote the participation of organizations and individuals in the activities of UNESCO in the fields of its mission: education, natural and social sciences and humanities, as well as culture, communication and information. The Commission also consults members of civil society and various levels of government to prepare Canada’s contribution to UNESCO and implement the Organization’s programs and activities in Canada.

About the Canada Council for the Arts
The Canada Council for the Arts is Canada’s national arts funder. Its grants and payments to artists and arts organizations benefit Canadians by ensuring a vibrant arts sector in Canada. Its awards celebrate creativity by recognizing exceptional Canadians in the arts, humanities and sciences. The Canada Council Art Bank is a national collection of over 17,000 Canadian contemporary artworks – all accessible to the public through rental, loan and outreach programs. The Canadian Commission for UNESCO operates within the Canada Council.


For an interview with Christina Cameron or for information on the Canadian Commission for UNESCO

Angèle Cyr
Public Affairs Officer
Canadian Commission for UNESCO
1-800-263-5588 or 613-566-4414, ext. 4168

For information on the Canada Council for the Arts:

Geneviève Vallerand
Manager, Public Relations: 1-800-263-5588 or 613-566-4414, ext. 5145
Cell: 613-790-4294