Émilie Chiasson | Rothesay, New Brunswick
Emilie Chiasson is a dedicated and empathetic partnership and program manager who enjoys co-creating innovative ways to improve gender inclusive community-led interventions. During overseas field work and in Canada, Emilie has worked hard to support marginalized groups and bring to light their lived experiences through advocacy and programming with INGOs in Malawi and Kenya and in volunteering with the Canadian Women’s Foundation and the Canadian Red Cross. With a Master in Global Affairs from the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, Emilie has navigated complex policy and humanitarian issues through her work with AIDS-Free World and Grand Challenges Canada. Having led projects in the non-profit, private, and public sectors Emilie excels at developing cross-sectoral partnerships and using a human-centred approach to problem-solving. Emilie currently works as a Program Manager with Venture 2 Impact, where she supports NGOs in accessing training and skill-building opportunities to increase local capacity by leveraging skill-based volunteers from Fortune 500 companies like Google, Netflix, and Salesforce.
About the Spur Change 2021 National Conference
The Spur Change 2021 National Conference by the Inter-Council Network offered a three day conference on cross-generational collaboration on different ways of learning and networking for youths, SMOs and educators in either classrooms or with projects and partnerships overseas to build its way to recovery in response to COVID-19. The cross-cutting themes in this conference are gender transformative programming, inclusivity and sustainable development.
Émilie will be writing a blog post highlighting the session on ethical and effective public engagement and how this has shifter her and her company (Venture 2 Impact’s) work.