Sarah McLachlan

Sarah McLachlan
Photo credit: Kharen Hill

Sarah McLachlan is a celebrated singer-songwriter with over 40 million albums sold worldwide. She received three Grammy Awards and twelve Juno Awards over her career and has been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

In addition to her artistic efforts, Sarah founded the Lilith Fair tour, which showcased female musicians and brought over two million people together during its three-year run.  Lilith Fair raised over $7 million for local and national charities and was the most successful all-female music event, launching the careers of numerous performers.

Following Lilith Fair, Sarah was awarded the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Visionary Award for furthering the careers of women in music. She is Officer of the Order of Canada, was appointed to the Order of British Columbia, and is the recipient of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards for Lifetime Achievement.

In 2002, she founded the Sarah McLachlan Foundation, which funds the non-profit Sarah McLachlan School of Music. The program provides free high-quality music education and mentorship to children and youth facing various barriers to access. From an early age, music provided Sarah with the tools she needed to navigate the challenges she faced in her life and recognizes how important it is for every child to have the same opportunities. 

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