Interim President and Chief Executive Officer
and Director, Monitoring and Evaluation
Fabienne Pierre-Jacques’ position at CWY allows her to combine a strong track record supporting youth engagement and a commitment to community-lead development. Social justice and women’s rights have always guided both her paid and volunteer work, as demonstrated by her various positions in women’s groups including as Program Director at Girls Action Foundation in Montreal, and Director Socio-Economic Development at the Women’s Ministry in Haiti. As Civil Society Coordinator for the Lutheran World Federation and Country Representative for the International Cooperation for Development, she supported the implementation of health, agricultural, media and capacity building projects all over Haiti. Though of Haitian origin, she grew up in Montreal and holds a degree in Sociology from McGill University.
Vice-President, Programming and Operations
Mike Power has over 25 years experience with Canada World Youth designing and developing youth-focused and youth-led development initiatives. Working in collaboration with partners in dozens of countries and communities across Canada, he has had an opportunity to help create responsive programming that emphasizes youth’s key role as agents of change and as legitimate actors in development. Mike’s passion is to foster positive spaces for youth to acquire new skills and to frame responses to development challenges in their own communities and in communities around the globe. After a degree in History from Carleton University, extensive experience in international development and volunteering and multiple positions within the organization, including National Director of Programming and Development and Director of the Youth Leaders in Action Program, Mike was named Vice-President, Programming and Operations, in 2015.
Hélène Paquet-Young M.A., CPA, CMA
Director, Finance and Administration
Recognized for her leadership and expertise in Finance, Administration and Risk Management in International Development, Hélène Paquet-Young joined Canada World Youth in March 2019. She previously worked as Risk & Accountability Manager for Oxfam International after 9 years in the position of Director of Organizational Services for Oxfam Canada. She also acted as Director of Finance for CARE Canada and the Canadian Unity Council. She is currently Director on the National Capital Chapter of RIMS (Risk & Insurance Management Society).
Hélène holds a M.A. in Public Administration (International Development) as well as a Certificate in Risk Management from Carleton University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA). She is currently studying towards the designation of RIMS-CRM.
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