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Julia Boulanger is a Mental Health Instructor for the Quebec Division and the Montreal Branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association. She holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in psychology and a minor in sociology and life course. She has several experiences in research teams focused on cognitive development and mental health. Through her personal and professional projects, she seeks to bridge the scientific world and the population. She is committed to science popularization and the development of simple and accessible tools to promote the well-being of all.
Ariane Charlebois is Director of Communications at the Canadian Mental Health Association, Montreal branch and Quebec division. She holds a graduate degree in public health and a bachelor’s in psychology from the Université de Montréal. Passionate about mental health promotion and social impact, she favours a social marketing approach to influence and raise awareness among different audiences. For the past few years, she has been involved with the cause of caregivers by sitting on the board of directors of a Montreal organization specializing in caregiving.
Charlène Charles Jeganathan is a digital communications officer at the Canadian Mental Health Association, Montreal branch and Quebec division. After obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Paris Nanterre, she continued her studies with a Master’s degree in Business Administration at the ESG. She then became familiar with digital communication tools and took advantage of this to develop mental health promotion via Instagram in her spare time. She applies herself to create beautiful visuals with the objective of transferring knowledge to make wellness accessible to all.
Geneviève Fecteau is Executive Director of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Québec division and Montréal branch. A graduate of the School of Industrial Relations of the University of Montréal, she has several specializations, including intercultural relations, career counselling and linguistics. She has worked in the mental health field for more than 15 years. Her work is based primarily on promotion-prevention.
Emily Gervais is Development Officer, partnerships and socio-political action, for the Canadian Mental Health Association-Montreal branch. With a Bachelor in Law degree and in Communication, she specializes in project management and consultation. In addition to enhancing her training as a jurist, she brings 7 years of experience in implementation of innovative projects to mobilize the corporate and community segments as well as citizen engagement. She relates to social justice issues and innovative problem solving.
Émilie Jornet is Program Coordinator at the Canadian Mental Health Association, Montreal branch. Having obtained a B.A. of Communication (specialization in Human Relations) from Université du Québec à Montréal, she develops her skills in project management, strategy and development, as well as team coordination. With a career path of more than 12 years in the Montreal community, Émilie takes an interest in the most vulnerable socio-cultural issues, and strives to bring innovative, creative and concerted solutions to promote inclusion and well-being for all.
Marine Robidel is a Project Manager responsible for the psychological health component in the workplace at the Canadian Mental Health Association – Montreal Branch. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and a Master’s degree in work and organizational psychology. She has several years of experience in the field of occupational health and safety prevention and human resources. She is particularly interested in supporting organizational change and psychosocial risks. She is committed to equality, employee well-being and organizational support.
Florence Yvon is Project Manager, mental health promotion-prevention. With a PhD in psychology, she offers some expertise in mental health along with her 5-year experience in France as a psychologist in institutional environment. She has also led research activities at Université de Bordeaux and UQAM. She shows interest in social inclusion and empowerment of marginalized populations. She uses a person-centred approach and is passionate about the impact of environmental factors—such as stigma—in mental health.