Program Officer, Gender Equality and Ethics, International Programs
Marie-Hélène joined the Foundation in September 2018. She holds a master’s degree in globalization and international development from the University of Ottawa. During her studies, she had a keen interest in gender issues – specifically violence against women and girls.
As the Gender Equality and Ethics specialist, Marie-Hélène will be developing training and tools and working with participants in our international programs to help them better understand gender equality issues and how they can be considered in performance audits. She will also be actively involved in building networks and partnerships with key stakeholders.
Prior to joining the Foundation, she worked for more than five years abroad with NGOs in Peru, Morocco and India as a Gender Equality Advisor. She supported national organizations, developing tools, training and strategies to integrate the gender approach at both project and institutional levels.