Meet The Board
President & Co-Founder
Jennifer is the President and a founding board member of CARE Jeunesse. She is also an Alumni of care in Quebec. Jennifer is passionate about ensuring that young people leaving care have the support and community that they need to succeed! Jennifer has a DEC in Social Services from Dawson College and a Bachelors and Masters in Social Work from McGill University. In her spare time Jennifer enjoys travelling, trying new recipes, hanging out with her family and pug. Jennifer also dreams of publishing her story one day.
Jessica is the Treasurer of CARE Jeunesse's Board of Directors. With over 7 years experience working in the non-profit sector, Jessica has a passion for having a positive impact in her community, particular for issues affecting youth and teens. She recognizes the importance a positive support network can have and is committed to helping CARE Jeunesse fulfill its mission. Jessica holds a Bachelor Degree in Applied Human Sciences from Concordia University.
Erin was introduced to CARE Jeunesse while attending Concordia University and, excited about the organization's goals, became a volunteer. Now, as a board member, Erin hopes to help the organization continue to grow and further help support Quebec's youth. Since graduating from Concordia, Erin has worked as a recall educator for Batshaw Youth and Family Centers.
When she is not working, Erin likes to attend live music and art performances, explore Montreal's lesser known hideouts, ferment vegetables and teas,
and hang out with her room-mates cat, Guillaume."
Anthony a former youth from the foster care system in Quebec,1985-1997. He has recently returned to Dawson College and completed his DEC in Community Recreation And Leaderships Training. He has been since working at Batshaw /CIUSSS-ODIM as an Educator. He joined the Board of Care Jeunesse in 2019, as he looked forward to giving back to those who need it the most. Having been there himself, he knows what a difference this organization will make.
Varda is a Professor in the Department of Applied Human Sciences at Concordia University where she teaches Youth Work and Counselling. She worked for more than 30 years as a psychologist in the care system in Montreal and her research documents the experiences of youth aging out Quebec. Varda started out as an “adult ally” to CARE when the organization first began, and is honoured to now serve as Vice President. Varda loves attending CARE events and sculpts and reads novels in her spare time.
NATHALIE S. DUBÉ
Explorer on a mission and often the cheerleader of the team, if there's no challenge on the horizon, she'll create one!
She had experienced the child welfare system in her early life. Now in her fifties, she matured to a profound liberation and is grateful for the immense peace that has blossomed into her life.
With a Bachelor of Arts, she finds transcendence through aesthetic creative work, engineering and monumental works of art.
Luise Massari is a bilingual native Montrealer. She worked as a television and radio journalist and producer at the CBC in Montreal for thirty years.
In that time, she launched current affairs programs including the TV show “Our Montreal” which is still on the air. She was also the first Montreal producer for CBC's all news channel. Ultimately she moved from television to radio and produced "Homerun" , CBC's local drive home show.
For Luise, the most important and rewarding part of her work has been telling the stories of Montrealers and Quebecers from all walks of life who faced challenges and who were trying to contribute to their community.
Luise’s goal is to continue to give a voice and empower people in her community. With Carejeunesse, Luise looks forward to working on a project that is led by and designed for alumni of care, and she believes the organization can grow into a great resource for all of Quebec.
Luise is a graduate of the Communications program at Concordia University and a member of the Alumni association of Concordia.
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