General Director – Climate Reality Canada
Passionate about environmental justice and dedicated to empowering people to lead change in their communities, André-Yanne joined the Climate Reality Project Canada’s team as Executive Director in March 2019. The Canadian branch of the international organization founded by Al Gore advances solutions to the climate crisis by empowering Canadian citizens from all walks of life to become leaders in their communities. André-Yanne Parent holds a master’s degree in anthropology from the University of Montreal. Elected on several boards, she is also one of the cofounders of DestiNATIONS, a Cultural and Artistic Embassy for First Nations, Inuit and Metis in Montreal and was appointed on the Canadian Commission for UNESCO in Education. André-Yanne was selected in La Presse‘s Top 30 Under 30. She was the Senior Director of Operations and Philanthropy for Inuit & First Nations Communities at Youth Fusion. Under her leadership, Youth Fusion’s Indigenous Programming received the 2017 edition of the Marcel Côté Award from the Public Policy Forum for its leadership in improving public policies.