Robert Watt has been the coordinator of a regional committee with a goal to promote increased safety and well-being of Inuit children and youth within Nunavik communities. He is a former Inuit Director for the National Aboriginal Health Organization. Watt’s parents and grandparents are former students of residential schools and as such, he is personally committed to IRS issues. He also brings Commission experience with him, through his participation in the Dog Slaughter Inquiry of Northern Quebec. Mr. Watt will be based in the TRC's Ottawa office.