Annie Savage, general director
Prior to the position of director for the Coalition, Annie was coordinator of l’Astérisk for 4 years. Although she has a rich experience in the field of animation and coordination of projects of all kinds, her academic career was rather interrupted by great existential doubts (leisure, music, feminist studies, political science) and small other things (like a child or a music album). This may explain her rebelliousness and her tendency to be indignant in too strict environments. She is currently completing a certificate in immigration and interethnic relations, which should eventually result in a cumulative bacc (of student debt). In addition to her complex relationship with her career choices, she has been involved for a couple years as a volunteer with Gris-Montréal and is a trainer for the LGBT Family Coalition.
Marie-Philiipe Drouin, Project Agent at l'Astérisk
Marie-Philippe (Phillie) is coordinator of l’Asterisk since April 2017. On weekdays, you will probably find Phillie at the reception, spinning in their chair, asking themselves a thousand existential questions about all the oppressions in the world. On weekends, do not looking for Phillie, they’re probably in the woods, gone camping, canoeing or skiing. Hanging on to better hangout, this is their philosophy. At l’Astérisk, their main goal is to provide support to groups and young people in the organization of their activities. Their work includes tasks like consultation, representation, organization and communication. As much in their professional and personal life, Phillie advocates for the rights of trans and non-binary people. They are still looking for the limit between these two spheres... As Mr Mousteille would say; too porous.
BOARD OF ADMINISTRATION
Marie-Édith Decoste Vigneau, President
Marie-Édith D. Vigneau is a trained sexologist and Acadian of birth. She is passionate about educational and preventive intervention with teenagers and young adults, particularly regarding sexuality. She is committed to the rights and well-being of LGBTQIA2S+ people. Marie-Édith is the Executive Director of AlterHéros, a fan of espresso and is a woolen sock for every season type of person.
Léo Paquette-Greenbaum, Vice-President
Part-time artist-designer, happy living full-time, July is a social person with an introverted side.
They love new experiences and new encounters. As a young queer and non-binary person,
July has the Coalition’s mission at heart!
Arielle Mathieu, trésorière
A board member of the Coalition since September 2016, Alexie is also a PhD student in Political Science at the Université de Montréal. Her research, which focuses on the LGBTQ+ movement in Canada, examines the challenges brought up by the diversification of identities within social movements. As part of her thesis, she seeked to trace and understand the activist commitment of LGBTQ+ racialized people in Montreal and Toronto. Before joining the Coalition, Alexie was actively involved in student and feminist circles at the Université de Montréal. In her spare time, she enjoys scandinavian crime series, never tires of reading about queer theory and Black Feminism, and has an insatiable thirst for the wonderful melodies of our national Céline Dion.
Catherine Bond, Secretary
Catherine Bond is a youth librarian at the Monet bookstore by day and turns into a dinosaur under the twelve strokes of midnight. After writing her thesis in French-language literatures, comparing the figure of Amazon in Monique Wittig's Les Guérillères and Josée Marcotte's Les Amazones, Catherine wanted to get involved more in the LGBTQIA2S+ community, particularly through her presence in the Board of the Coalition. As a bookseller, Catherine seeks to help young people feel closer to their adult in construction... and for unconfessed adults to accept their Peter Pan syndrome. You can find her zines at the Euguélionne, the feminist bookstore in Montreal... if you can guess her pseudonym!
Odélie Joly, Free Administrator
Odélie is a graduate student in Criminology at the University of Ottawa. She is involved in various ways: in the community where she worked as a summer project agent at Asterisk in 2017; with homeless people and feminist groups. She has also been a human rights trainer for Amnesty International for several years.
A board member of the Montreal Coalition of LGBT Youth Groups since September 2016, Alexie is also a PhD student in Political Science at the Université de Montréal. Her research, which focuses on the LGBTQ+ movement in Canada, examines the challenges brought up by the diversification of identities within social movements. As part of her thesis, she seeked to trace and understand the activist commitment of LGBTQ+ racialized people in Montreal and Toronto. Before joining the Coalition, Alexie was actively involved in student and feminist circles at the Université de Montréal. In her spare time, she enjoys scandinavian crime series, never tires of reading about queer theory and Black Feminism, and has an insatiable thirst for the wonderful melodies of our national Céline Dion.
BECOME A MEMBER OF OUR BOARD!
Since the mandates of the administrators of the Coalition of LGBTQ+ Youth Groups are for one year, the organization is always looking for motivated and passionate people to complete its Board of Administrators.
Do you have experience in communications? In mobilization? In event organization? In accounting? In human resources management? The Coalition is pleased to receive applications from people aged between 18 and 35 who wish to commit themselves to the development of the organization's mission. We encourage applicants to describe their personal and professional experiences in a cover letter, specifying what they wish to bring to the organization.
Application Process for the Board of Administrators:
1. Please send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 7 days before the Annual General Meeting.
2. A person from the Coalition will then contact you for a brief telephone interview. This will be an opportunity to learn more about our major projects and member services.
3. After having discussed with all the candidates, we will contact you again to confirm your appointment.
4. At the AGM, after paying your dues, you will be eligible for election.