Team members and volunteers

Team members and volunteers

Eloïse has been campaigning for the environment and social justice for two
decades. It is following an experience of international solidarity in Honduras that
she chose to dedicate herself to defending the rights of children worldwide.
Eloïse has nearly 10 years of experience with CCI. With a BA in Political Science
and a Specialized Graduate Diploma (DESS) in Management and Sustainable
Development, and being a mother of two children, she believes in the power each and everyone can wield when working towards a more just world for all children.

Émilie holds a BA in International Studies from the Université de Montréal, and is
interested in the promotion and protection of fundamental rights. Her interest in
international solidarity was formed when she obtained her certificate in
international cooperation. Education for global citizenship is a way for her to
make future generations aware of human rights issues, and to encourage young
people to get involved in their communities.

Graduating with a BA in Public Relations at the Université du Québec à Montréal,
Monica is particularly interested in justice, as well as social equity. According to
her, these two values should be put forward for all. She deeply believes in the
importance of making young people aware about global citizenship education to
advance our society.

Christine Durocher
Board Chair

Christine Durocher is a deeply committed person, and has been CCI’s president
since its inception. For her work and dedication, in March 2017, the City of
Montreal bestowed upon her the honorary title of City Builder 2017. This
distinction is given each year to women who have left a significant mark on the
development of the City of Montreal through their projects and their active role in
the service of the city. Christine Durocher is particularly active in the Montreal
region for her involvement in the rights of children and women.
She is the Executive Director of the Tchou-Tchou Early Childhood Centre (CPE)
in Montreal. This CPE is recognized for the quality of its services and educational
leadership. In 2010, CPE Tchou-Tchou joined forces with Dr Gilles Julien, a well-
known social pediatrician, and opened a centre for social pediatrics. This is all
the more important since the sector still lacks community resources for families
and nearly 44% of children under 5 live below the poverty level. It is also one of
the neighbourhoods in Montreal where children are at the highest risk of
development delays when they enter school. In addition to working in the field of
education for 20 years, Christine is also the author of the guide Le Montréal des
enfants, (A child’s view of Montreal) published by Éditions Stanké.

Hélène Masson
Vice-president

Retired from a United Nations agency for the past several years, Hélène Masson
now works for various NGOs as a consultant or volunteer, more recently in the
field of publishing, translation and the organization of special events. Having lived
long enough outside Canada, and having visited and worked in several
developing countries, she maintains that if everyone bothered to get
involved—even a little bit—this world would be more welcoming to children and
certainly more promising. As a mother of three and a grandmother of seven, she
firmly believes that the kind of future we will enjoy will depends not only on the
education received by the children of the world but especially on how we treat
them at this moment.

Amanda Rosebush
Treasurer

Amanda Rosebush graduated with a BA in International Studies from Concordia
University and has considerable experience in administration and administrative procedures, finance and customer service. She is currently employed at TD
Bank. Showing initiative, assuming multiple roles and establishing good
interpersonal relationships are responsibilities she has committed to in her
personal and professional life. Having volunteered overseas as well as locally,
Amanda wishes to get involved where she can have a greater impact.

CCI’s mission reflects her values and vision of the world, and that is why she
wanted to be part of this team. Caring for the most vulnerable, especially our
children, seems very important to her, because their development and
commitment are key to our future. Amanda has confidence in the power of
cooperation, partnerships and international assistance to propel all efforts toward
global peace; she feels that being a member of CCI’s Board of Directors gives
her the opportunity to be a contributor to this peace.

Lyne Leblanc
Secretary

Although involved with CCI for many years, Lyne Leblanc decided to become
more involved in its daily life by becoming an administrator. A teacher at Saint-
Laurent High School for 27 years, she shares her interest in the situation of
children in the world with her students. In addition to raising awareness, Lyne
offers solutions to combat child exploitation. She set up and managed a fair trade
shop in her school for several years to teach students the positive effects of
responsible consumption on vulnerable populations. Joining CCI’s Board is an
opportunity for her to reaffirm her commitment against child exploitation around
the world by sharing her determination and skills with the whole CCI team.

Carolyne Lassonde
Administrator

Carolyne has been a full-time lawyer for almost 30 years. As a mother of four,
she always knew that she would get involved in volunteering when her family life
would give her the necessary free time to invest herself without limits in projects
that are dear to her heart. Her love for children, her expertise as a board
member, among other things on issues of good governance, led her to join the CCI team by becoming a member of its Board in 2018.