Our Team Members

alg_1498Antoine Gagnon

Executive Director, (867) 873-5962 ext. 1, direction@cdetno.com

Antoine graduated with a Bachelor in Business Administration, majoring in finance, from Université du Québec in Chicoutimi. He developed his marketing and communication abilities through his work at AIESEC and was a media consultant for Yellow Pages Group for three years. As Executive Director, he actively works with his team to increase CDETNO’s positive impact on the community and economic development in the territories.

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Immigration, Recruitment and Career Officer, (867) 873-5962 ext. 3, emplois@cdetno.com

Having completed her Masters in Anthropology at Laval University, Audrey has a strong interest in multi-ethnic social dynamics. This helps her in her role supporting francophone job seekers arriving in the NWT from different places. She attends job fairs, runs workshops and organizes the Employment Cafe and other networking and training events, all of which help build bridges between job seekers and employers.

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Economic Development Officer, (867) 873-5962 ext. 4, services@cdetno.com

Gyslain is originally from Quebec where he first completed studies in Applied Sciences at Collège Ahuntsic in Montreal and worked for a few years in the field of Environmental Sciences. His career led him to operate a construction company; From that moment he developed an interest for business. A few years later, he returned to school and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Arts and Administration with the University of Quebec. Most recently, he worked in Vancouver as a business advisor. His position as an Economic Development Officer at CDETNO allows him to combine his interests in science and business development.

Sonia Idir

Communication and Marketing Officer, (867) 873-5962 ext. 5, communication@cdetno.com

Originally from France, Sonia graduated with a Master’s degree in Culture and Communication at the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines. After two years in Halifax, including one year working for the Conseil de développement économique de la Nouvelle-Écosse (CDÉNÉ) as a Communication and Marketing Officer, she decided to come to Yellowknife. Sonia is responsible for the promotion of CDETNO and its activities. She ensures the organization receives maximum visibility through advertising, social media, and writing press releases and newsletters.

 

Rosalie Davreux

Administration and Tourism Coordinator, (867) 873-5962 ext. 2, admin@cdetno.com

Originally from Montreal, Rosalie completed her Bachelor’s degree in Geography at Université du Québec in Rimouski. In the NWT for several years, she has known to take advantage of her dynamism in the francophone community of Yellowknife. The CDETNO is very pleased to be able to count on her experience and knowledge of the NWT in order to fulfill her functions as the Administration and Tourism Coordinator.

Simon Peter Okurut

NWT Career Centre Officer, (867) 873-8790, careerofficer@cdetno.com

Simon Peter Okurut was born in Uganda and worked as a Project Officer with a Community Based Organization. He came to Canada as a refugee and went back to school to obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations & Sociology from University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Ryerson University, in Toronto. Simon has worked with organizations serving homeless people, immigrants and refugees, assisting them with educational and career counselling, housing, refugee claims and referrals. He applies these skills and experience to help job seekers at the NWT Career Centre.

alg_2297-2Mercy Beilem Mfombe

NWT Career Centre Officer, (867) 873-8790, career@cdetno.com

Mercy Beilem was born in Cameroon and holds a Bachelor of Arts in English. Before joining the NWT Career Centre, she worked as an administrative secretary and counselor with the Society for Women and AIDS in Africa (SWAA-Cameroon) for ten years. She utilizes her skills and experience to help job seekers at the NWT Career Centre.

 

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Settlement worker in schools, 867-445-3551, swis@cdetno.com

Graduated with a bachelor’s degree in education from UQAM, Annik has ten years of teaching experience. She is passionate about culture and is committed to equal opportunities and accessibility to a quality education. Annik has for mandate to provide settlement services in schools and information to newcomers in order to facilitate their integration into the community.