Nature Canada

Our Staff

Akaash Maharaj

Policy Director

Akaash is responsible for shaping the policies of Canada’s federal, provincial, and Indigenous governments, to protect and conserve wildlife and habitats across our country.

Outside of Nature Canada, he is Ambassador-at-Large for the Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption, and a Senior Fellow at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy.

Earlier in his life, he was an international athlete for Canada, and was a triple gold medallist at the International Championships of Equestrian Skill‑at‑Arms. He subsequently led the Canadian Equestrian Team and federation as its CEO, to the team’s most successful Olympics and Paralympics of all time.

Akaash earned his Master of Arts from Oxford University, where he was the first overseas student elected President of the student government in the history of the 900-year‑old University. He completed further studies at the Sorbonne Université and the United Nations University.


Ottawa : 613-562-3447 ext. 248
Toll Free : 1-800-267-4088 ext. 248

Languages(s) Spoken

English, French

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