Team

President

Pierre Lussier

In addition to sitting on the Board of Directors, Pierre has been in charge of Earth Day in Quebec since its founding in 1991. In this capacity, he is responsible for managing day-to-day affairs and overseeing the design and implementation of programs and initiatives with the organization’s partners and civil society. He is also the Director of the Fonds Éco IGA.

Executive Assistant

Yves Gauthier

Lover of the world and its cultures, of green spaces, people, fauna and flora, Yves has always been keen to protect the planet. When this artist isn’t colouring the world with his artwork to share his personal message, he inquisitively explores the unknown to better understand, (or the inspired invents to always do best). With a background in arts, languages and administrative work, he joins the Earth Day Canada team to participate in the awakening of consciousness in regard to the importance of reconnecting to our mother earth.


Human Resources Director

Catherine La Branche Chabot

Passionate about moving towards a simpler lifestyle, Catherine is always looking for more sustainable alternatives. Driven by the desire to solve problems, no matter how large or small, she wishes to bring concrete and empowering solutions. You will find her with a drink or a coffee philosophizing about human behaviour and its impact on organizations.

Ahmed Rabhi

Accounting Technician

After spending a few years in education, Ahmed made the switch towards accounting. It was this change of heart that allowed him to join our wonderful team at Earth Day and discover a greener path of logic, sensible quantification and masterful simplicity. He loves kittens, talking to his plants, managing his fridge with finesse and finding new uses for objects.


DEVELOPMENT


Development Director

Kristin Mullin

Kristin is known for her infectious enthusiasm, her insatiable curiosity and love for nature. Kristin seeks ways to reduce her impact on the planet everyday while growing her own produce and tending to a flock of backyard chickens. She is lucky to live in rural Ontario where she has access to lakes, rivers and trails in which to hike, bike and kayak.

Canadian Outreach Officer

Katherine Forster

In the last decade, urban gardening brought back a desire for nature connection and protection for the environment to Katherine, who had grown up exploring fields and wading in streams. As an urbanite, she is thrilled to see new green roofs and walls being built and find hidden corners where nature flourishes. She is also keen to share her joy of the Canadian four seasons with all who know her.


Development Officer – Earth Day Canada

April Scholz

For as long as she can remember, April has been an advocate for living a sustainable lifestyle and working together to protect our natural environment. Having grown up in Hamilton, Ontario (the Waterfall Capital of the World) and currently living in London, Ontario (aka the Forest City), April has been surrounded by beautiful natural areas her whole life! If she isn’t at home caring for her plants, you may find her in the woods looking for birds and identifying native trees and plants!


COMMUNICATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS


Director of Communications

Léo Cressatti

Driven by a taste for adventure and discovery, Léo always loves outdoor activities. Willing and engaged, he is committed to developing a sustainable future that respects the environment. Most often on a bike, he enjoys walking the streets of Montreal and participating in various cultural and musical events.

Communications Officer — Media Campaign

Myriam Charconnet

Passionate about wildlife and wide open spaces, Myriam is committed to protecting the environment, which has inspired her to focus her career in this sector. Strongly committed to the cause of animal justice, she is involved in various associations and animal shelters. Always eager to discover, she likes to travel, read, run to photo exhibitions and musical events, and… eat chocolate!


Communications Officer

Alice Debiolles

Alice is an explorer at heart and loves finding innovative, concrete solutions to make cities more sustainable. She is social and positive and always eager to engage in lively discussions about the fate of our planet. She loves enjoying a cup of herbal tea on her sofa as much as taking off on a biking adventure.

Communications Officer

Aglaë Gernet

Curious and compassionate, Aglaë is committed to the environment in both her personal and professional life, and to helping improve attitudes on this subject. You can most likely catch her reading, and always within reach of a hot cup of lemon water. Otherwise, running on the hiking trails to reach the summit as fast as possible and catch a glimpse of the beauty the landscapes Mother Earth has to offer.


Webmaster

Maxime Dannel

Web programmer and graphic designer since 2007, Maxime is always available to answer questions from the team and to take up new challenges. As a guitarist and skater, he loves open spaces, BBQ parties and reading.


PROGRAMS


Programs Director

Karoline Bessette-Simard

Passionate about the environment, one goal motivates her: to find simple and creative solutions to protect our planet! She considers waste management as a primary field of action, since it concerns the daily life of everyone. Her favorite activity? Get lost in the woods with her tent and her friends!

Waste Management Coordinator

Carolyn Dolan

Carolyn enjoys discovering nature and the living creatures that inhabit it, especially when sharing these moments with good company. In her spare time, she plays with her cats, goes biking or reads books. Her motivation for her work is sharing her knowledge with others in order to encourage and facilitate actions that can be taken to protect our beautiful planet!


Advisor — Waste Management

Ariel Guindon-Grenon

Ariel is passionate about everything she does and has developed a deep interest in preserving natural habitats. An extrovert by nature, she is always positive and loves adding a touch of humour everywhere she goes. Since she loves the outdoors, you can find her around a campfire with friends or somewhere deep in the forest camping and hiking!

Advisor — Waste Management

Margot Guimbal

Arriving in Quebec in 2018 is what led Margot to embrace a more environmentally-friendly lifestyle. She is grateful to have been able to study and work in several fields related to sustainable development and now hopes to contribute to a greener world in both her professional and personal life. She is always up for grabbing a drink and sharing a meal in good company and also loves shopping in second-hand stores—sometimes for hours!


Advisor — Waste Management

Siham Kaddour

Taking interest in waste management, Siham decided to work in the environmental field. Dreaming of a better world, this is her opportunity to change it for the better, one step at a time. In her free time, she loves to discover new restaurants. A lover of the outdoors, a walk in the city or in the forest always brightens her mood!

Coordinator – Eco-friendly Products Distribution Project

Kim Méthot

Having spent her childhood summers camping in the forests of Quebec, Kim quickly understood the interconnectedness and fragility of the environment that surrounds us. Every day, she seeks ways to reduce her impact on the planet and hopes that, by setting an example, others will follow suit. Passionate about cooking, Kim dreams one day of having her own garden in order to strive as much as possible towards food autonomy.


Logistics Manager – Eco-friendly Products Distribution Project

Mathieu Côté

A big fan of nature and the outdoors, Mathieu quickly understood the importance of protecting his “playground”. Making a positive impact on his environment is especially close to his heart. As an adventure tourism guide, he can combine the concepts behind Leave No Trace and environmental ethics to exercise healthy ecotourist practices.

Project Manager — Transport and Mobility

Bérangère Ferrand

Berangere is passionate about reflecting on the world of tomorrow and raising awareness about it. This is what inspires and motivates her. An idealistic dreamer at heart, she is convinced that innovation and creativity are essential to change lifestyles. Photography, knitting, and walking in the forest are some of her favourite ways to recharge her batteries. For her, it is a must to wonder at the world at least once a day.


Conference Coordinator

Camille Defoly

Joyful and positive, Camille is convinced that intentional daily actions make a difference! Her passion for theatre has led her to lead and organize several events. She loves to cook and to try new dishes with her leftovers. A friendly person, she is fond of board games. For her, all nature trips are an opportunity to marvel at wildflowers and mushrooms.

Advisor – Waste management and Speaker

Elise Karcher

Always ready for a good debate, Elise is convinced everyone plays an important role when it comes to protecting the environment! Curious, funny and a lover of Italian cooking, she dreams of the day mobilization and citizen engagement is within everyone’s grasp. On nights and weekends, you can find her in her urban jungle of 37 tropical plants, a book in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other.


Speaker – Food fight

Camille Dussault

Adventurous, Camille is enthusiastically involved in projects that are close to her heart and runs on coffee and sunshine to help her meet these new challenges! She is known in her circle for her passion for vegetables and never misses an opportunity to cook her latest discovery for you. Her favourite topics of conversation are cycling in all seasons, her most recent reading and Hector, her brother’s dog.

Project Manager — Transport and Mobility

Julien Kuzdzal

Curious and attentive, Julien always loves to laugh. Trained in mechanical engineering, he has just returned from a year-long trip to Latin America and now wishes to get involved in the energy transition. If he is not drinking craft beers around a board game with his friends, you will find him hanging off a climbing wall or skiing in a fresh snow field!


Project manager – Waste Management Development

Mathilde Messersi

Mathilde is curious, driven and energetic and is always ready to jump in and advocate for the causes she holds close to her heart. As protecting the environment is particularly important to her, she completed a master’s degree in Sustainable Management and Development and, since then, has specialized in managing circular economy projects. When she’s not working, she has coffee with friends and rewatches The Office in her spare time.

Contact us

Earth Day Canada

5818, boulevard Saint-Laurent
Montréal (Québec) H2T 1T3 Canada

Phone : (514) 728-0116
Toll free : 1 800 424-8758
Fax : (514) 303-0248
Email: hello@earthday.ca