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Elodie Jacquet

Dialogue and Public Engagement Specialist


Elodie is a multi-faceted engagement professional with an interest in supporting the development of resilient and inclusive communities

Relevant Work experience

July 2018August 2018

Reviewer, Feminist and Inclusive Peer Review of the 4th National Action Plan on Open Government

Open Government Team, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, Government of Canada

Presented the results of the consultation in inclusion in open Government and reviewed the National Action Plan on Open Government

Dec 2016March. 2018

Dialogue facilitator and consultant

SFU Centre for Dialogue, Civic Engage Program, Vancouver

Helped prepare, facilitate and document 2 workshops on public engagement with the Privy Council Office of the Government of Canada and the Public Service community of practice in public engagement.

Was part of the design and facilitation team for the Citizens' Dialogues on Canada's Energy Future, part of the Generation Energy consultation by Natural Resources Canada.

Prepared a literature review and led a short consultation on inclusion in Open Government for the Government of Canada with three under-served communities.

Facilitated a number of dialogues on civic issues with different clients, including the City of Vancouver (peer to peer workshops on the city housing strategy) and the Renewable Cities program.

Mar 2017Mar 2017

Dialogue consultant

The Tyee

Supported the Tyee in organizing a dialogue on housing issues in New Westminster: Actions for Housing Now. Logistical support, participant outreach and design support.

May 2016Aug. 2016

Project Manager, C2UExpo 2017

SFU, Surrey

Set up processes and program for the C2UExpo 2017

Dec 2015May 2016

Community Engagement Project Manager

Reconciliation Canada, North Vancouver

Coordinated the delivery of 4 national reconciliation gatherings across Canada, promoting reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians. Co-facilitated dialogue workshops on reconciliation with Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (Ottawa) and Vancouver Island University (Nanaimo).

Sep 2015Jan 2016

COP21 coordinator

Renewable Cities, SFU Centre for Dialogue, Vancouver

Coordinated a delegation from SFU at the COP21 conference in Paris. Helped design and deliver a workshop on cities moving to 100% renewable energy. Analyzed notes and produced a report.

Mar 2014Dec 2015

Director Conferences and Alumni Initiatives

Action Canada, Vancouver

Organized conferences for Canada's premier leadership program, in particular public dialogues in the North (Yukon and NWT), engaged the growing alumni network. Professional translation.

Apr 2011Mar 2013

Dialogue Convenor

Carbon Talks, SFU Centre for Dialogue, Vancouver

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

Apr 2010Mar 2011

Conference coordinator

Action Canada, Vancouver

Organized conferences for Canada's premier leadership program, in particular public dialogues in a number of Indigenous and remote communities. Translation services.

Nov 2009Mar 2010

Technical Writer

The Simons Foundation,Vancouver

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.

Sep 2009Present

Doula and prenatal educator

Birthing Goddess

Provided full-spectrum doula services and prenatal classes for families in the Greater Vancouver area.

Dec 2007Jul 2009

Community outreach and program coordinator

Canada's World, SFU Centre for Dialogue, Vancouver

Coordinated and facilitated dialogues across Canada on foreign
policy issues. Coordinated facilitators and 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, Vancouver

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


Intern 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,Villetaneuse

Intern in the university’s ethology lab (LEEC). Chemical and behavioural analysis.

Jul 1999Sep 2001

Volunteer research assistant

OrcaLab, Hanson Island

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.



MSc Global Energy and Climate Policy

SOAS, University of London, UK
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 (Bachelor’s degree)

Université Paris XIII Nord, France
Oct 1998Jul 2000

“D.E.U.G.” in social sciences, specialization: psychology

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.

Former 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