Honorary Steering Committee Members

For Our Grandchildren is honoured to have the support of widely esteemed members of the international community who support our mission.

They have agreed to be honorary members of our steering committee.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” – Desmond Tutu

The Most Reverend Dr. Desmond Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town offers an inspiring vision of wisdom and hope in the global recovery we must bring about.

Click here to learn more about this remarkable man!


  Stephen Lewis

Stephen Lewis

As we have said a number of times, developed countries must do justice to the people of Africa. One Canadian who stands out for his inspiring work in Africa is Stephen Lewis. He has brought compassion and hope to Africans hit by the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The Stephen Lewis Foundation helps community-level organizations that are turning the tide of HIV/AIDS in Africa, supporting grassroots groups that are the lifeline for their communities. Stephen has mobilized support of African Grandmothers amongst Grandmothers in Canada.

In his words:

“Against all odds the grandmothers campaign has become a social movement. The Canadian Grandmothers have not only raised awareness and huge sums of money (twelve million dollars in 5 years), but they have become a force for progressive advocacy at crucial political moments. . . . The grandmothers’ movement has helped to transform international policy.”

His official Biography gives more details on his accomplishments, and visit the Stephen Lewis Foundation to find out more about his wonderful work.

David Suzuki

David Suzuki, Co-Founder of the David Suzuki Foundation, is an award-winning scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster. He is renowned for his radio and television programs that explain the complexities of the natural sciences in a compelling, easily understood way.

Read his Biography to find out the details of his accomplishments, and visit the David Suzuki Foundation Web Site to read more about his work. You might want to pay particular attention to the section on Climate Change.


Dianne Saxe

Dr. Dianne Saxe is one of Canada’s most respected environmental lawyers, with 40 years’ unparalleled experience writing, interpreting, and litigating Ontario’s energy and environmental laws. An experienced team leader with substantial board experience; a skilled communicator with broad strategic vision. Hard-won expertise in government relations, corporate governance and public consultation. A can-do person always striving to make a difference. Now heading Saxe Facts, a business providing strategic advice and presentations on climate, energy and environment.

From 2015 to 2019 Dr. Saxe was the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO). She was appointed unanimously by all MPPs to report to the Legislature on Ontario’s environmental, energy and climate performance, and to be the guardian of the Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR). During her term, she improved the effectiveness of the Environmental Bill of Rights, increased public understanding of the urgency of climate change, and delivered 17 reports on environment, energy and climate.

“Half of the climate pollution in the atmosphere has been put there during the working life of today’s grandparents, for our pleasure, convenience, and greed. The price will be paid by our grandchildren and those who follow them. We owe it to them to stop the destruction of the natural world on which their lives depend. There is no greater emergency. There is still a little time.”