Support and Community Engagement Coordinator
As Support and Community Engagement at the CPRLV, Margaux Bennardi is responsible for providing support to people who call on our services in situations of radicalization that could lead to violence or hateful acts. She supports both individuals and communities in order to equip professionals.
Margaux holds a Bachelor’s degree in sexology and a Master’s degree in education and specialized training on socio-cultural aspects from the Université du Québec à Montréal. She is a member of the Ordre professionnel des sexologues du Québec. On a professional level, Margaux has been involved in intervention and prevention of violence, such as: LOVE organization LEAVE OUT VIOLENCE.
In her spare time, Margaux does crossfit and never say no to a good coffee.
Skills Development Advisor
As Skills Development Advisor at the CPRLV, Mélinda Lacroix develops pedagogical tools to educate and raise awareness among the Quebec population on the prevention of radicalization leading to violence and hateful incidents.
Mélinda is also a Master’s candidate in Political Science at McGill University and holds an Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the Université de Montréal. Professionally, she is a researcher at the Centre for International Peace and Security Studies (CIPSS) at McGill University and previously held a teaching assistant position in the Department of Political Science at the same university.
In her spare time, she enjoys various outdoor sports and gardening.
Communications and Partnerships Advisor
As Communications and Partnerships Advisor at the CPRLV, Fatou Thiam is responsible for the visibility of the Centre through various communication tools: social networks, website, newsletter, etc. She is also in charge of media relations, writing and/or correcting official documents and contributes to all of the Centre’s projects.
Fatou holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information-Communication from the Université de Moncton, in Moncton, New Brunswick, and a Certificate in Social Communications from Saint–Paul University, in Ottawa, Ontario. She is currently completing a D.E.S.S. in Journalism at the Université de Montréal. Professionally, Fatou has been involved with non-profit organizations in Montreal, including: the Centre d’action bénévole et communautaire Saint-Laurent, Equitas – International Centre for Human Rights Education, the Association québécoise Plaidoyer-Victimes.
In her spare time, she volunteers and is a member of a Toastmasters club where she has been practicing public speaking for several years.