Rémi Marien – Executive Director
It was the taste of adventure that brought Rémi to B.C. in 2009. His love of being engaged in his community is what has made working at the Conseil Jeunesse so enjoyable for him since 2010! He has a diploma in business management and in his work he is inspired daily by the creativity and energy of the young francophones of B.C.!Favourite word in French, why?
Amphitryon, which describes someone who is a good and welcoming host. It’s a nice compliment for anyone who likes to have nice dinners and gatherings with friends.Favourite word in English, why?
Banana, because the English pronunciation is much nicer than the French translation…
Sophie Audet – Activities and Leadership Coordinator
For Sophie, the call of the Pacific came in 2009! From a physical rehabilitation therapist to a wilderness guide, her heart eventually brought her to the Conseil Jeunesse in 2012 as their activities and leadership coordinator. This role which resembles her a lot, allows her to combine education with fun, both in outdoor and classroom settings!Favourite word in French, why?
I have 3 : Caprice because its the name of my van, Truc because you can replace it with pretty much any other word in a sentence, and Pirouette because this word makes me laugh!Favourite word in English, why?
Awkward, because unfortunately there is no exact translation in French!
Karolane Cliche - Youth Projects Agent
Native from Quebec, Karolane just finished her Bachelor’s Degree in Public Communication last May. She did a semester in Scotland last fall that awoke in her the desire to discover her own country. She flew to Vancouver with a lot of curiosity and energy in order to join the CJFCB team. The Franco-Columbians had better watch out!Favourite word in French, why?
Polochon: It’s just cute. I dare you to say it without smiling!Favourite word in English, why?
Cheers: Used for toasts or to thank someone casually. Need I say more?
Sandra Mothes - Youth Projects Agent
Sandra arrived in Vancouver over two years ago, with the intention of staying only a few months for a university practicum. When she went to France, she couldn’t resist the call to return to Canada, and specifically to Vancouver where she has been living ever since. Having the desire to work with youth due to her many summer camp experiences, she joined the Conseil Jeunesse with the wish to share special human connections while also giving the youth a chance to grow, to feel valued, heard and engaged within their community.Favourite word in French, why?
Pastèque: Watermelon is delicious, it’s fresh and the word sounds exotic.Favourite word in English, why?
Fidgety: It’s a word that has always made me smile and it also describes me very well.
I like to move and I like when there is movement and activity around me.
Marion Postic - Communications Coordinator
It was in 2014 that Marion heard the call to come to Canada. When she arrived on the west coast, she immediately fell for the kindness of Canadians and the beauty of the landscapes. A lover of outdoor activities and of young “franco-colombiens”, it is with great pleasure that she has come back to the large Conseil Jeunesse family.
Rire: Because I can’t spend a day without laughing and I love to hear others laugh around me!Favourite word in English, why?
Pumpkin: Because it immediately evokes the image of a pumpkin and of costumes and also reminds me of cartoons.
Ania Rezala - Event coordinator
In 2016, one of Ania’s dreams came true : to travel to Canada, to live in Vancouver and to be a part of the CJFCB’s team. She loves skiing, surfing, and francophones from British Columbia, and she cannot wait to get started! Watch out, Vancouver!Favourite word in French, why?
Fou, because it’s kind of a crazy idea, isn't it?Favourite word in English, why?
Unbelievable, because it makes me feel like a Hollywood starlette.
Laurence Landry - Project coordinator
Laurence travelled the country in search of adventure and fell for British Columbia’s charm and beauty. A lover of the outdoors and photography, the mountains will be the perfect environment for her. With a bachelors in communications and marketing, she is ready for any challenge that the CJFCB will have for her.Favourite word in French, why?
Aventure, because every day is a new chance to discover, to live new experiences and mostly, to create memories.Favourite word in English, why?
Noémie Bencteux - Project Coordinator
After living in Québec for a year, Noémie decided to continue her Canadian experience on the West coast. Now in an environment where Francophones are a minority, she is thrilled to work with the Conseil Jeunesse to make sure young francophone voices are heard. Her passions include sailing and the rights of minorities and she is looking forward to devoting her time to youth.Favourite word in French, why?
Bidule, because it sounds funny and you can use it whenever you feel like it.Favourite word in English, why?
Adventure, because it sounds better in English than in French and because every moment can be seen as an adventure.