Board of Directors

Allister Surrette

Nova Scotia

Hon. Allister Surette Chair

Rector and vice chancellor

Since April of 2000, Mr. Surette played a key role in the development and the creation of Université Sainte-Anne. In January of 2003, he was appointed Vice-president of Development and Partnerships of this institution.   Read More

Renée Champagne


Renée Champagne Vice-President


Throughout her career, Renée Champagne has set herself apart by holding strategic positions within the public service and the postsecondary education field.   Read More

Suzanne Jacob


Suzanne Jacob Treasurer

Chair of la Société de développement économique (SDE) de la Colombie-Britannique

Suzanne was a business manager of  insurance offices in  several Canadian cities.   Read More

Yvon Godin


Yvon Godin Director


A former miner at the Brunswick mine, Yvon Godin devoted 18 years of his career to politics as Member of Parliament for Acadie-Bathurst, New Brunswick, from 1997 to 2015.   Read More

Paulette Duguay


Paulette Duguay Director


Born in 1955 in Saint Boniface, Manitoba, Paulette is the third of five children of a Métis mother from the Red River and a father of French-Canadian ancestry. She enjoyed a happy childhood, but in an atmosphere of pride and perseverance for the preservation of the French language and the traditions of her Franco-Métis heritage.   Read More

Yves Ducharme


Yves Ducharme Director

Chair of Regroupement des gens d'affaires de la Capitale nationale

Quebec Bar Lawyer since 1984, M. Ducharme presently act as Consultant and offers Stategic advice on public relations and lobby service at the municipal level.    Read More

Claire Thibideau


Claire Thibideau Director

Consultant in francophone education

  Ms. Thibideau has worked in education since 1978, beginning as a teacher. Until 2010, she was also a pedagogical advisor, elementary school principal, and director of the identity building department at the Conseil scolaire catholique Mon Avenir.   Read More

Jenny Matingu


Jenny Matingu Director

Project Officer

During her university years, Jenny developed a special interest in issues related to the multicultural aspect of our Canadian society and plurality within the Francophonie.   Read More



Françoise Sigur-Cloutier Director

Consultant - committed citizen

Biography coming soon.   Read More

Georges Arsenault

Prince Edward Island

Georges Arsenault Director

Historian, ethnologist and communicator

Holder of a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a minor in History at the Université de Moncton in New Brunswick, Mr. Arsenault continued his studies at Université Laval in Quebec City to obtain a Master’s degree in Popular Arts and Traditions.   Read More


British Columbia

Ania Kolodziej Director

Lawyer - Juristes Power Law

Biography coming soon.   Read More

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Daphné Kathia Rosalbert Director


Civil Law graduate from the University of Ottawa, Daphné Rosalbert is a lawyer and Senior Regulatory Risk Management Advisor in the banking sector.   Read More

Chedly Belkhodja


Chedly Belkhodja Director

Teacher and director, Concordia University

Chedly Belkhodja is professor and director of the Concordia University School of Public and Community Affairs. From 1992 to 2014, he was a professor in the Department of Political Science at the Université de Moncton.   Read More

Jean Johnson


Jean Johnson Director

FCFA du Canada president

Biography coming soon.   Read More

Did you know…

The Foundation was created in 2004 by the Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne du Canada.