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Johanne Lavoie

City of Montreal
Commissioner, Social Economy Bureau
Montreal, Quebec
Johanne Lavoie has worked for the City of Montreal public service since 2005 within the Economic Development Service as Social Economy Commissioner. She is responsible for Montreal’s Social Economy Partnership For Community-Based Sustainable Development.

Under the leadership of Johanne Lavoie, representatives of the social economy sector and the City of Montreal worked together to produce the first canadian municipal public policy on social economy. Since its approval in 2009 she has worked with the community, researchers as well as entrepreneurs, to develop social economy enterprises in Montreal. She frequently welcomes international delegation interested to foster the social economy sector. She is also involved in local funding committee and local coordination committee. She was nominated Practitioner of the Month by the Canadian Social Economy Hub in February 2010.

She holds a B.A. in Sociology from Université du Québec à Montréal and a M.A. in Geography from Université de Montréal. Prior to this, she was the general manager of a social economy business localized in the Technopôle Angus in Montreal.