Formerly she has worked with Manulife Financial’s Canadian Division to refocus their branding, communications and philanthropy programs and she was the Chief of Staff to the Minister of Culture, Francophone Affairs and Community and Social Services in Ontario. Prior to this, she led the Marketing and Development department of Canada’s National Ballet School and was a key strategist and fundraiser in the successful 90M campaign to build their award winning facilities in Toronto. Carole is a graduate of Laurentian University and holds a graduate management diploma from les Hautes Études Commerciales in Montréal.
Her unwavering passion for education makes her a true ambassador adept at inspiring students, parents and school staff to give the best of themselves, knowing that schools and the community play crucial roles in helping young people learn how to become committed citizens, dedicated to changing the world to ensure a sustainable future. It is with great pride that Ms. Dumont speaks of her school board and its schools as places where learning experiences go well beyond classroom walls. Technological tools that open the classroom to the whole world; the presence of art that allows students to express their pride in being Francophone and in living in an inclusive society where diversity is appreciated and valued; each student’s and each employee’s commitment to taking systemic steps towards protecting Mother Earth; schools’ capacity for offering modified schedules that allow students to excel through science, sport, literature or art; the integration of new families that have chosen Canada as a safe haven; welcoming international students: these are some of the elements that are characteristic of the CEPEO’s openness and sense of innovation, according to Ms. Dumont. Ms. Dumont has been a member of the Board of the Ontario French-Language Educational Communications Authority since January 2014.
She was the Artistic Director and Director for the 25th anniversary gala of the Centre of Artistic Excellence at École secondaire De La Salle. She directed the L’esprit du trille et du lys extravaganza during the celebrations marking 400 years of French presence in Ontario. In 2003, she founded the Artistic Preconcentration program at École secondaire De La Salle, which she has coordinated since then. Trained as a drama teacher, she won a Trille d’or in 2005 for directing the musical show Jojo à la ferme. She founded Productions Nénuph’Arts in 2006, for the 20th anniversary of the Association des auteures et des auteurs de l’Ontario français. Ms. Myre has been a member of the Board of the Ontario French-Language Educational Communications Authority since May 2012.
Mr. Obonsawin worked for 25 years in the federal and provincial public services, including as deputy minister in seven Ontario ministries over the course of 15 years, from 1987 to 2002. He was also a high ranking public servant in Ottawa for the federal government from 1984 to 1987. From 2003 to 2007, he was President and CEO of Jonview Canada, the largest receptive travel company in Canada, with operations in 50 countries. Over the years, he has been part of many national, provincial and local boards of directors. He spent nine years as a board member at S-VOX, Vision TV’s holding trust, ONE Channel and NOW. He continues to be keenly interested in public administration and business. He is currently an associate of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada and of the Canadian Business Ethics Research Network (Schulich School of Business). In 1975, while he was working at Laurentian University, he joined a group of students and professors to design the Franco-Ontarian flag. Mr. Obonsawin has been a member of the Board of the Ontario French-Language Educational Communications Authority since December 2013.
He held various upper management positions in the Ontario Credit Unions and Caisses Populaires System before beginning a new career in 1998 in the field of education as business superintendent. With experience at the provincial and national levels with boards of directors and organizing committees in the fields of association, insurance, as well as financial and parapublic cooperation, Michel has also been active in government bodies, sitting on various departmental committees in the cooperative and education sectors. With an interest for governance, he steered the implementation of a policy-based governance framework within various organizations. He also currently acts as a consultant on a business risk management development and implementation project for Ontario's school boards. Michel holds a bachelor's degree in business economy (Brock U), a master's degree in business administration (MBA, Université Laurentienne) and a diploma as Certified Corporate Director (ASC, Laval U).