Cathy Orlando works as the Program Director at Citizens’ Climate International where with an exceptional team she directs programs that support volunteers in over 75 countries to build political will for a thriving and equitable planet. Cathy was a W7 advisor in Germany (2022) and is honoured to be selected again to be a W7 advisor to the G7 in Japan (2023). She is a recipient of a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012), the Desjardins Citizens Engagement Award (2017) from Climate Reality Canada, and the Senate of Canada’s 150th Anniversary Unsung Heroes Medal (2018). Cathy lives in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, a mining town, with her soul mate Sanjiv Mathur and their youngest daughter Sophia Mathur.
Founder Director, Centre for Women's Studies
Gender and human rights advisor, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
Senior Global Policy Advisor, International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)
Vice-President, Policy, Equality Fund
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