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) at [email protected] or in filling out our registration form for your project ideas or with your comments and suggestions to help the CJFCB’s activities evolve!
Noah Rondeau – President
Originally from Victoria, Noah grew up in a Franco-Columbian community. He will soon be receiving his diploma in electric engineering at the University of Victoria and has been involved in the CJFCB since 2013. After many BC Francophone Games, Parliaments, SAGAs, multiples discoveries and three years as a board member of the CJFCB, Noah is proud to be able to give back to youth across the province as president.
He hopes that all French speaking youth in BC can fully embrace their identity. He wishes to see the CJFCB continue to reach out to Francophone youth and create a safe space that values and provides for their needs whether it be their feeling of belonging, their linguistic security, their learning – and of course, just to have fun!
During his free time, Noah loves cooking (send him your best recipes!), biking, martial arts, and the piano.
Dominique Charlebois - Vice-President
Dominique is a French Canadian student at the University of Victoria studying computer science. As a member of the CJFCB since 2009, she participates as much as she can every year in their events. Her favourites? The BC Youth Parliament, the BC Francophone Games and the SAGA!
Thanks to the CJFCB, she has discovered a passion for living in French and expressing herself in the language.
When she is not at university, Dominique is usually biking, taking pictures, or programming.
Yann Lacoste – Treasurer
A proud franco-British Columbian with French and Québecois roots, Yann is now in his 6th year as a board member and has been an active participant in the Conseil Jeunesse’s activities since he was 12. A big fan of francophone activities across the whole planet, he is always looking for new friends, dishes, experiences and adventures.
Bridget Stringer-Holden - Representative for 19-25
Bridget lives on the Sunshine Coast and has been actively involved in the Conseil Jeunesse’s activities since 2016. She’s currently pursuing Communication Studies and wishes to become a journalist who has the chance to work in all three of her languages.
As well as journalism, Bridget has also travelled extensively and loved every minute of it. She plays a variety of instruments and likes songwriting in her spare time.
Living in a primarily anglophone community, Bridget is always looking for opportunities to practice her French and has found a family at the CJFCB. Their activities are a way for her to practice her French, while also discussing issues and having fun their other assortment of activities.
Keveren Guillou - Representative for 19-25
Keveren is a second year communications student at Simon Fraser University. He has participated in a number of CJFCB activities for many years and is a member of the cabinet for the next BC Francophone Youth Parliament that will take place in January of 2020.
Keveren is very proud of his Francophone identity and takes advantage of every opportunity to meet other French speaking people, in order to effectively integrate himself in his community.
He loves international politics and follows current events to stay informed about what is happening globally. He has a passion for soccer, photography, and travelling and was able to combine all three by becoming a photographer for a blog dedicated to soccer and a photographer for various sports teams at SFU.
Ashton Ramsay - Representative for 14-18
Ashton is a Franco-Colombian and has been a member of the Conseil jeunesse since 2013. He recently graduated from l'École Pionniers-de-Maillardville in Port Coquitlam and has also attended École Gabrielle-Roy. Currently, he is pursuing his post-secondary studies in Arts and Entertainment Management at Capilano University.
It is thanks to the events of the CJFCB that Ashton is proud of his Francophonie. He is now very involved within the francophone community of British Columbia, whether as secretary on the Board of Directors for les Jeux de la francophonie canadienne (Canadian francophone games) 2020 in Victoria or as the founder of his own project, the Calendrier francophone de la Colombie-Britannique (Francophone Calendar of British Columbia).
Outside of his community involvement, you can find Ashton in the forest, at the theatre or taking pictures with his camera.
Emily Deering - Representative for 14-18
Emily is a 12th grade student at Carihi Secondary in Campbell River who has been involved in the Francophone community of BC since 9th grade, notably by being an active member of the Youth Network.
Since the beginning of high school, she has been participating in activities offered by the CJFCB such as the BC Francophone Games, Rencontre ma francophonie, the SAGA and the Fusion forum. She had the chance to represent British Columbia during the ACELF assembly in Moncton in 2018 and flew to Ottawa in May of 2019 to participate in the National Symposium as a member of the Linguistic security committee.
As a board member of the CJFCB, Emily hopes to share her enthusiasm for the French language and offer opportunities for students in her community. When she is not at school or working, she is teachiking skating lessons, reading, or riding her motorcycle!