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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Shahad Salman


Ms. Salman holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in law and has been a member of the Quebec Bar since 2010. She co-founded Uena, an agency that redefines the way businesses and public institutions connect with a diversity of people through plural and evolving communications and public relations services. Over the years, Ms. Salman has been involved with several organizations. Among them, she is a member of the Committee on Racial and Social Profiling of the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal, a member of the Human Rights Committee of the Quebec Bar and Chair of the Ethnocultural Diversity Committee of the Montreal Bar. She currently sits on various boards of directors, including the Maison secours aux Femmes and the Mouvement pour une démocratie nouvelle.

Yanick Galan


Biography to come.

Benoît Pagé

Member of the Board of Directors

After a teaching career in sociology, Mr. Pagé became director of studies before being appointed executive director of Collège Ahuntsic from 2013 to 2015. He is currently Director of the Pôle montréalais d’enseignement supérieur en intelligence artificielle, a network of researchers, teachers, professors and managers from twelve CEGEPs and seven universities on the Island of Montréal. Mr. Pagé holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in sociology and completed his doctoral studies in the same discipline.

Paul Evra

Member of the Board of Directors

Dedicated for years to the development of the Saint-Michel neighborhood and the well-being of its residents, Paul Evra holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration – Business Management from Laval University, and is completing a second Master’s degree in International Development and Humanitarian Action Management. Today, as executive director of the Centre Lasallien, he is pursuing a goal of social and economic growth in the neighbourhood. This socio-educational organization, through educational and preventive activities and programs, offers the youth and families it serves all the necessary tools for their full development and the achievement of their goals.


Caroline Lin


Currently Chief Financial Officer at the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation, Ms. Lin is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds an MBA. She has over fifteen years of financial, accounting and management experience in Canada and Australia.

Marcel Savard

Member of the Board of Directors

A police officer with the Sureté du Québec for 38 years, including several years as Assistant Executive Director, Mr. Savard is a specialist in security, emergency measures and the fight against terrorism. Since 2015, he has been a class teacher at the École de police du Québec and also acts as a consultant-analyst in police operations at Radio-Canada. Mr. Savard is a graduate of the University of Virginia, the FBI Academy and the Canadian Police College.

Mylène Boisclair

Member of the Board of Directors

Director of the cégep du Vieux Montréal since 2016, Mylène Boisclair has been working in the field of education for over twenty years. She has a solid credibility built on her skills and leadership and favours a unifying approach based on an ability to mobilize people towards common projects, to initiate action and change. Ms. Boisclair holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in communications.

Samuel Tanner

Member of the Board of Directors

Mr. Tanner is an associate professor at the School of Criminology of the Université de Montréal and a CÉRIUM researcher in international studies. His research expertise focuses on the impact of technology on security, violent extremism and social movements, digital culture and security, and transnational policing. Mr. Tanner holds a PhD in criminology.