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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Christine St-Pierre | Administrator

AUTHOR, FORMERLY POLITICIAN AND JOURNALIST

  

Christine St-Pierre had a long career of over 30 years at Radio-Canada. She worked as a researcher and political journalist in Quebec City, Ottawa and Washington. She made the jump into provincial politics in 2007 and joined Premier Jean Charest's team. Christine St-Pierre was Minister of Culture, Communications and the Status of Women from 2007 to 2012. From 2014 to 2018, Prime Minister Philippe Couillard entrusted her with the responsibility of International Relations and La Francophonie. In 2020, she published her memoirs entitled Ici Christine St-Pierre, de l'école de rang au rang de ministre. She retired from active politics in 2022. Since then, she has contributed to the magazine L'Actualité and serves as a volunteer on the advisory committee of the International Bureau for Children's Rights. 

 

"Careers can sometimes take unsuspected paths. Not isolating yourself and being accompanied in these moments of uncertainty can smooth out many difficulties. This is where the mission of Confluence-CV is most meaningful."

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Laurence Orillard | Vice president

TRAINING, COACHING AND CONSULTATION IN THE CULTURAL SECTOR 

 
Consultant in the cultural sector, Laurence Orillard specializes in management coaching, conducting strategic planning and coaching succession processes. She is also a lecturer in the management of cultural enterprises at HEC Montréal. 

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“For me, the existence of Confluence - CV is not just a simple advantage; rather, it is essential insurance for artists whose careers are demanding in many respects, in addition to being limited by time.” 

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Chantal Bilodeau | Treasurer

SOCIAL MANAGEMENT AND FINANCE ADVISOR 
  

Chantal Bilodeau has worked for more than 30 years in the Quebec public service, mainly in ministries with a social vocation. She worked as a management and financial advisor to the clients of the Ministère de la Famille for 16 years. 

  

“Having in my entourage several artists from different disciplines, I have long been interested in their reality. When I was told about Confluence - CV, I immediately understood the need for this organization and the importance of its mission. I'm happy to get involved and make my contribution.” 

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Maka Kotto | Administrator

AUTHOR, SPEAKER, CONSULTANT

  

Maka Kotto was born in Cameroon. He studied law, political science, drama and cinema in Paris. He pursued a career as an actor and director for twenty-five years in Europe, Africa, Asia and America before entering active politics. He was elected and served in the House of Commons from 2004 to 2008, and then in the National Assembly of Quebec from 2008 to 2018 where he served as Minister of Culture and Communications in the government of Quebec Premier Pauline Marois. Maka Kotto is also an author, speaker and consultant who has been involved various artistic projects. In addition, he sits on several historical and cultural boards of directors.

"I agreed to invest myself in Confluence - CV to support and accompany these dream-bearers who, with passion and constancy for years, have fed and maintained our collective imagination. Now, these women and men must redefine their careers and they deserve our help." 

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Yves Savoie | Administrator and philanthropic advisor

ADVICE, STRATEGY, PHILANTHROPY 
  

Yves Savoie is a business coach and strategic advisor to charities and philanthropists. His work as a consultant is based on more than thirty years of experience as CEO or chief fundraiser of major charitable organizations. Yves volunteers on several occasions to reinforce capacities in the community sector and also sits on the editorial board of The Philanthropist newspaper. 

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“My existence is constantly nourished by encounters with artists and I believe that they have the right to live fully and in good health. For me, it's a question of fairness. I feel that my participation in Confluence - CV is the perfect opportunity to put into action my passion for the arts and these deep convictions that drive me.” 

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Carol Prieur | Administrator

DANCER, TEACHER, REHEARSAL DIRECTOR

  

Born in Paris, Carol Prieur grew up in Ireland. She arrived in Canada at the age of eleven and studied dance at Arts Umbrella Youth Dance Company (1985-1988), Simon Fraser University (1988-1989) and the Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers (1989-1992), where she began her professional career. Since 1995, Carol has worked with the Compagnie Marie Chouinard as a dancer, teacher and rehearsal director. Carol is the recipient of the Performance Award at the Moving Pictures Festival of Dance on Film and Video in Toronto for Cantique no1 (2003), the Performer of the Year Award from the prestigious German magazine Tanz (2010) and the Prix de la danse de Montréal, catégorie Interprète (2014). To this day, Carol continues to perform with the Compagnie Marie Chouinard, while immersing herself in various independent projects with artists and creators from the Canadian and international artistic community. 

 

"I am very excited to be part of a team whose vision is to contribute to the development and passions of artists. May the movement keep going and transform into the realization of dreams!"

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