CECI Change des vies



Robert Perreault
Director of the Maison du développement durable since April 2011. Previously, he was Minister of Public Security, Minister of State for Greater Montréal, Minister responsible for Greater Montreal and Minister of Citizen Relations and Immigration. He has also led various agencies and programs. Mr. Perrault has served two terms as a CECI volunteer in Mali as a consultant in making social economy public policy.

Michelle Bussières
Ms. Bussières is a Université Laval Law graduate and member of the Barreau du Québec. She began working for the Quebec government in 1978 and has held several important positions at home and abroad. Since 2005, she has been an associate professor for the Institute for Advanced International Studies at Université Laval. Ms. Bussières has recently retired.

Sister Sylvia Dupuis, M.I.C
This committed missionary is a trainer and administrator at the Communauté des Soeurs Missionnaires de l'Immaculée Conception. Sister Dupuis has completed advanced studies in Japanese, been involved in several school system initiatives, and has trained in Canada and abroad.

Jean-François Michaud
Mr. Michaud holds a Bachelor in Management and International Studies. He presently works as a lead advisor on social responsibility for Cirque du Soleil. He also has a background in project management and international cooperation and is an expert in responsible procurement.

Kerlande Mibel
President of Zwart, a multicultural marketing communications agency, she has over ten years experience in communications and business development. She has, among others, been a political adviser to the Mayor of Montreal’s office. She created and managed marketing and sales programs for Compagnie F. She taught Starting a Business and Sales Consultant programs for the Marguerite-Bourgeoys School Board. She has served on several forums and Boards and was President of the Jeune Chambre de commerce haïtienne (JCCH).

Yves Alavo

Mr. Alavo holds a Masters in Communications from the Université de Montréal. He is a retired employee of the Ville de Montréal, where he served as a planning advisor.

Dimy Ambroise
Is the Logistics and Communications Coordinator for the Jesuite Mission and the Jesuite community’s representative to the Board of Directors. He holds a Masters in Communications from the Université de Montréal and is extensively involved in Jesuite international projects.

Maria De Koninck 
Maria De Koninck is a PhD of Sociology and professor emeritus in the Department of Social and Preventative Medicine at Université Laval. She holds the first Chair for the Study of the Status of Women at Université Laval at Québec. Dr. De Koninck researches women’s health and social inequalities in health and has directed several research and cooperation projects for low-income countries. She is a member of several organizations and has authored many publications. She is also an expert in community health for various countries and cultures, particularly in West Africa.

Bruno Lavoie
Holds a degree in Economics and Political Science. He has been the economic development coordinator for the local development centre (CLD) of the Marguerite-D’Youville Regional County Municipality since 2006. He has set up an economic development corporation in the Sikasso region, which is in the south of Mali. As part of the Municipal Partners for Economic Development Program (MPED) under the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), he has been on several missions to Mali and Burkina Faso.

Yves Savard
Holds a degree in Economics. He has been the Assistant General Manager of Collective Business and Personal Services at the Caisse d'économie solidaire Desjardins since 2011. He has extensive experience as a Business Strategies and Consulting Manager with the Caisses Desjardins and the Caisse d'économie Syndicats nationaux.

Guillaume Mercier 
Mr. Mercier is CEO of development organization Lune Rouge Innovation and Chairman of the Board of Directors for Pour 3 Points, an organization that turns sports coaches into life coaches for underprivileged high school athletes. He holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Harvard University and has held management positions at Real Ventures, McKinsey & Co, and other companies.

Danielle Lamy
Graduate of the École du Barreau du Québec. Coordinator of legal services for the Canadian Union of Public Employees. Highly involved in social causes and sits on a number of boards for community organizations. Cooperation experience with Lawyers Without Borders Canada in Mali. Nominated by Robert Perreault, Chair of the Board.

Jacqueline Villemure, M.I.C., 
M.I.C., Doctor of Management and Chinese Culture and holder of a Masters in Health Management. Consultant, facilitator and the head of various management projects (restructuring and reorganizing) in Canada, Haiti, Hong Kong, Japan, the Philippines and Taiwan. Experience as a board member. Nominated by Sister Sylvia Dupuis, M.I.C., Treasurer.

Claudia Black
Acts ex officio as Secretary of the Board.