Lisa Wolff, Director, Policy and Education, UNICEF Canada, has worked in the organization for more than a decade directing the domestic education and policy programs, which advance the rights of Canada’s children to develop to their fullest potential, consistent with international human rights standards.
Working with national institutions, government, civil society, researchers and private sector partners, Lisa has developed initiatives to advance children’s rights in policy, governance, child related programming and educational curricula. These include research publications on various aspects of children’s rights and well-being, programs such as UNICEF Canada’s Rights Respecting Schools Initiative and Bring Your MP to School Day, forums to convene dialogue on aspects of children’s rights, parliamentary engagement and range of other efforts.
Lisa is a member of the Advocacy Task Force for UNICEF internationally. She has represented UNICEF Canada in various regional and global forums including the UN Special Session on Children and the Yokohama and Rio Congresses against the Sexual Exploitation of Children. She convened the North American Regional Consultation for the UN Study on Violence against Children.
Lisa is also a member of the Board of Directors of PREVNet, the Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children, and the North-South Partnership for First Nations Children. She has a Bachelor of Environmental Studies from University of Waterloo, and a Bachelor of Education and Master of Education from the University of Toronto. Lisa received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal from the Governor-General of Canada in 2012.