Your Board Members


Youth serving youth : The Conseil Jeunesse’s board of directors

Seven people between the ages of 14 and 25 are elected at the annual general meeting by the youth council’s members (the participants of all CJFCB activities during year). They are elected for 1 or 2 years and are responsible for developing the CJFCB’s vision and policies, and of ensuring the presence and involvement of the French-speaking youth of British Columbia at provincial, interregional and national levels. As well as being visionaries, these young people give short and long terms directions to the CJFCB which are then executed by its employees.

You can contact your representatives (based on age group) for your project ideas or with your comments and suggestions to help the CJFCB’s activities evolve.

Sophie Brassard – President

A proud francophone born in British Columbia, Sophie has been a member of the Conseil Jeunesse’s board for over four years. She has her bachelor of fine arts in dance from Simon Fraser University and now works as a contemporary dancer in Vancouver.

Favourite word in French, why?

Mélancolie, because I like the sound of it and because it adds a softness to the emotion it describes.

Favourite word in English, why?

Dubious, because it’s a ridiculous word!

Rachel Delorme – Vice-President

Rachel is Franco-Columbian and a member of the CJFCB since 2010. She graduated from Brooks Secondary School in Powell River but she attended Gabrielle-Roy and Jules-Verne as well. She now studies Psychology and Criminology at Simon Fraser University. During the summer, she works in a bakery and as a waitress. Rachel loves traveling, spending some time in nature, especially hiking and dancing ballet.

Favourite word in French, why?

Ressasser

Favourite word in English, why?

Eloquence

Louis Roux – Treasurer

Native from Quebec, Louis is a Franco-Columbian by adoption since he moved to the West in 2007. He studied at André-Piolat and then at Jules-Verne, before entering engineering studies at SFU. In order to support his studies, he works as a shoemaker. Louis loves exploring and learning, whether by hiking, biking, reading books or having social exchanges. So come and say hello to him!

Favourite word in French, why?

Berlue

Favourite word in English, why?

Solecism

Vincent Picard - Representative for 19-25

Vincent is a young Franco-Columbian, member of the CJFCB since 2007. After graduating from Victor-Brodeur in 2012, he decided to enter the employment market before going to University. He works for Graphic FX as a supplier. In the summer, he likes to do hiking and spend time at the beach. During the winter, Vincent is a real yeti snow boarder!

Favourite word in French, why?

Crépuscule

Favourite word in English, why?

Biscuit

Noah Rondeau - Representative for 19-25

A Franco-Colombian native from Victoria, Noah is the administrator for 19-25 year olds on the board of the CJFCB. Active in the francophone community since 2010, he serves as a member of the Cabinet at the Parlement jeunesse francophone de la Colombie-Britannique and at the Parlement jeunesse pancanadien. Noah studies Electric Engineering at the University of Victoria and, when he is not scaling a mountain of work, he loves to climb real mountains, biking and playing piano.

Favourite word in French, why?

Éphémère

Favourite word in English, why?

Fallacious

Mohammad Younesi - Representative for 14-18

‘’Make your life a dream and your dream a reality’’. Mohammad is a dreamer and believes that dreaming can make you accomplish big things! One of his dreams is to bring together the Franco-Columbian community and to create a new family; which is actually happening with the CJFCB and being a member of the board. He is passionate, easy-going and always smiles. He believes the youth of today will be tomorrow’s future, so we should hold our hands and be like one in this World!

Favourite word in French, why?

Anticonstitutionnellement

Favourite word in English, why?

Aquiver

Sarah Boukhouali - Representative for 14-18

A Franco-Columbian with Moroccan origins, Sarah is a student from Victor-Brodeur school who wants to get involved in the francophone family that warmly welcomed her and give back to her community. She has the goal to give youth a voice and to spread the word that French is cool! She likes to make new friends and meet new people. Moreover, she loves hiking mountains, kayaking and sitting around a fire.

Favourite word in French, why?

Emberlificoter

Favourite word in English, why?

Mellifluous