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Elodie is a multi-faceted engagement professional with a strong interest in developing and supporting sustainable and healthy communities.

Work experience

Mar 2014Present

Co-director Conferences and Alumni Initiatives

Action Canada

Organizing conferences for Canada's premier leadership program, engaging the growing alumni network. Professional translation.

Sep 2009Present

Prenatal educator and doula

Birthing Goddess

Providing birth doula services and prenatal classes for families in the Vancouver area.

Apr 2011Mar 2013

Dialogue convenor

Carbon Talks, SFU Centre for Dialogue

Convened and co-facilitated dialogues with communities and groups on low-carbon solutions.

Apr 2010Mar 2011

Conference Coordinator

Action Canada

Organized conferences for Canada's premier leadership program. Translation services.

Nov 2009Mar 2010

Technical writer

The Simons Foundation

Took notes during the civic dialogue on mobilizing the will to intervene. Analyzed notes and audio recording of the dialogue and produced the dialogue report.

Dec 2007Jul 2009

Community outreach and program coordinator

Canada's World, SFU Centre for Dialogue

Planned, budgeted and facilitated dialogues across Canada on foreign policy issues, in particular on climate change. Coordinated students from universities across the country. Worked with First Nations communities in BC and Quebec. Analyzed data from dialogues and produced reports for funders and participants.

Sep 2007Dec 2007

Administrative Assistant

BC Medical Association

Assisted the Practice Support program in organizing a major conference for physicians. Data entry and filing.

Mar 2005Jul 2007

Briefing Coordinator

Microsoft Technology Centre, Paris

Events planning, managing human and material resources, public relations, reporting, newsletter and collateral editing. Networking with partners. Launched the Paris Microsoft Technology Center in 2005.

Dec 2004Mar 2005

Conformity Service Assistant

Investia, Industrielle Alliance, Quebec City

During a year off visiting Quebec, did administrative assistance, simple financial transactions, website editing and translations.

Aug 2003Jul 2004

Junior events coordinator

Microsoft Conference Centre, Paris

Management of the Microsoft Conference Center and of the V.I.P Lounge. Public relations, communication, reporting and team management. Created new processes and new metrics.

May 2003Sep 2003

Intern in applied ethology


Internship during my Master’s degree in a government fisheries research facility. Analysis of the well-being of farmed fish during slaughter.

Nov 2001May 2002

Intern in experimental ethology

LEEC- Université Paris XIII Nord

Intern in the university’s ethology lab (LEEC). Management of two ant farms. Chemical and behavioural analysis.

Jul 1999Sep 2001

Volunteer research assistant


Spent two summers at Dr. Paul Spong's research facility. Acoustic recording, behavioural study with a theodolite. Adaptation to remote wilderness conditions and round-the-clock shifts and teamwork.


Oct 2002Jul 2003

“D.E.S.S.” in Applied ethology and behavioural chronobiology (Master’s degree)

Université Paris XIII Nord, France
Oct 2001Jul 2002

“Maîtrise” in psychology and physiology, specialization: ethology

Université Paris XIII Nord, France
Oct 2000Jul 2001

“Licence” in psychology, specialization: ethology

Université Paris XIII Nord, France
Oct 1998Jul 2000

“D.E.U.G.” in social sciences, specialization: psychology (Bachelor’s degree)

Université de Nantes, France

Community work

Radio Talk Show Host at Vancouver Coop Radio: producing and hosting shows on food issues,mental health and the francophone community since 2013.

Vice-President, Board of Directors of the Grandview Terrace Childcare Centre.

Volunteer facilitator for the Citizen's Assembly for the Grandview-Woodland Community Plan

Board member and peer support for ICAN Lower Mainland, Vancouver Birth Trauma and Humanize Birth since 2010

Webmaster and member of the organization Réseau Cétacés since 1996.

 Member of the Orcalab 100 group, supporting ongoing research at Orcalab since