Marie Wilson, C.M., O.N.W.T., M.S.C., a Commissioner of the historic Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (2009-2015), has been an award-winning journalist, trainer, federal and territorial executive manager, high school teacher in Africa, university lecturer, and consultant. Fluently bilingual in French and English, she has served as 2016 Professor of Practice at McGill University’s Institute for the Study of International Development, and a Mentor for the Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation. Ms. Wilson currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC-Radio-Canada) and the Rideau Hall Foundation. As a prominent public speaker throughout Canada and internationally, she brings acknowledged expertise on the successes and challenges of advancing reconciliation.
Ms. Wilson holds honorary degrees from six Canadian universities, and in additional to several professional awards, is the recipient of the Order of the Northwest Territories, the Order of Canada, and the Meritorious Service Cross. She and her husband, Stephen Kakfwi, have three children and four grandchildren…her most valuable achievements!