Founder and Executive Director
War Child Canada
Samantha Nutt is a medical doctor with more than 13 years of experience working in war zones. Committed to peace, human rights and social justice, her humanitarian work has benefited hundreds of thousands of war-affected children globally. She has worked in some of the world's most violent flashpoints including Iraq, Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Burundi, Uganda and the Thai-Burmese border. Over the course of her professional career, Nutt has spearheaded efforts to provide direct humanitarian support and long term programming to war-affected children, and to promote greater awareness concerning the rights of children everywhere. Nutt’s work has been widely recognized. Among other honours, she is a recipient of “Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 Award” and was profiled by Time Magazine as one of “Canada’s Five Leading Activists”. She is a published author on global issues, a compelling speaker and a visionary thinker.