Senator, Children’s Activist
Landon Pearson Centre for the Study of Childhood and Children’s Rights, Carleton University
Studied in Ottawa; donated a collection to Carleton University in Ottawa.
Co-founded Children Learning for Living, a prevention program in children's mental health in 1974.
Earned her M.Ed. in Psychopedagogy from the University of Ottawa.
Vice Chair of the Canadian Commission for the International Year of the Child in 1979.
President and Chair of the Canadian Council on Children and Youth from 1984 to 1990.
Appointed to the Canadian Senate in 1994; was instrumental in shaping Canada's foreign policy on child labor, sexual exploitation of children, and war-affected children.
Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005 as part of the 1000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize project.
Donated her collection of books, papers and reports on childhood and children’s rights to Carleton University in Ottawa.
The Landon Pearson Centre for the Study of Childhood and Children’s Rights at Carleton University was launched on International Children’s Day, June 2, 2006.
Received an honorary doctorate from the University of Ottawa in 2002 and an honorary doctorate from Carleton University in 2003.