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Sarah McLachlan To Receive Humanitarian Award

McLachlan performs at Maria Shriver's Women's Conference. October 26, 2010. Long Beach, California. Photo by Dr. Billy Ingram/WireImage.

Lilith Fair. The Grammy Awards. The SPCA. Your high school binder.

Is there anywhere Sarah McLachlan hasn’t appeared?

The Canadian signer-songwriter has been a near-ubiquitous presence on the music scene since the release of her 1988 debut album Touch.

For her work, she’s been honoured with Grammys and Junos, the Order of Canada and the Order of British Columbia.

Now, McLachlan wil be recognized for her humanitarian efforts.  

The Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award will be presented to McLaclan during Canadian Music Week.

The award is bestowed to an individual having demonstrated the highest ideals and qualities of humanitarian service and will be presented on March 10.

McLachlan is a known supporter of animal rights, appearing in an ad for the SPCA; and an advocate of music education.

Lilith Fair raised $7 million for charities and women’s shelters across North America.