For over 25 years, Mr. Pelletier has held senior management positions in the public and non-profit sectors. He recently served as Executive Director of Société Santé en français (SSF), a pan-Canadian organization working to improve access to French-language health services in Canada. Mr. Pelletier previously served as Executive Director of the Office of the French Language Services Commissioner of Ontario. He guided the growth of the OFLSC and its government positioning to play a proactive role in advancing the proactive offer of services in French. Mr. Pelletier was previously Vice-President, Community Investments, at the Ontario Trillium Foundation. From 2008 to 2014, he was Director, Administration and Official Languages, at the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC). There, he managed three pan-Canadian official languages programs: Explore, Odyssey and Destination Clic. On behalf of CMEC, he also coordinated the negotiations of the Protocol for Agreements for Minority-Language Education and Second-Language Instruction (PLOE) with the Government of Canada. From 1997 to 2008, Mr. Pelletier directed the Centre francophone de Toronto (CFT), a multidisciplinary French-language services organisation (health centre, legal aid clinic, settlement services, etc.),. Under his leadership, he merged the CFT and the Centre médico-social communautaire de Toronto, thus creating the community organisation offering the largest spectrum of multidisciplinary services in French in Ontario. He has served on numerous ministerial advisory committees and boards of directors.
Operations and Business Development Coordinator
Marie Douville has over 15 years of experience as a self-employed professional working with the real estate industry. Her skills as an entrepreneur include copywriting, creating and managing operations processes, crafting and delivering marketing content, and streamlining business operations for one of the busiest and most regulated industries in Canada. By nature, she is a workflow strategist who specializes in improving efficiency and productivity. Marie has a love for exploring the use and power of language to create short yet impactful messaging. Currently, she is exploring how certain phrases affect mindset, productivity and sense of well-being. Marie is excited to bring her innate abilities to contribute to the operations, communications, business development, and growth of the association.
Admissions and Administration Coordinator
Yasmine Benmouffok joined the ATIO office in February 2018 as the Administrative Assistant. She is fluently bilingual in French and English and has over 15 years of experience in customer service. When she was 10 years old, her family moved to Dakar, Senegal for a few years. During this time, she was lucky enough to travel through Africa and Europe, experiencing different cultures. Yasmine studied Public Administration and Policy Management at Carleton University and has a strong interest in linguistics. She loves to make people laugh and has a passion for music and writing.