Rémi Marien – Executive Director
It was the taste of adventure that brought Rémi to B.C. in 2009. His love of being engaged in his community is what has made working at the Conseil Jeunesse so enjoyable for him since 2010! He has a diploma in business management and in his work he is inspired daily by the creativity and energy of the young francophones of B.C.!
Sophie Audet – Assistance Executive Director
Sophie joined the Youth Council team in 2012. After studying physiotherapy in Québec and working as an outdoor guide for three years in Powell River, her heart finally led her to the Youth Council.
Since her arrival, she has brought a variety of projects to fruition, ranging from the facilitation of Leadership Apprenticeships and the creation of École en Santé, to the coordination of the Youth Network. For the past two years, Sophie has coordinated all the programs related to schools with a fabulous team that’s growing every year.
Passionate about experiential education, youth development, and French within minority communities, Sophie found within the Youth Council, an ideal environment where she could combine these passions and demonstrate that education is not only confined to the classroom.
Outside of the Youth Council, Sophie has been coordinating the Conseil Scolaire Francophone’s (Francophone School Board) International Trips for the past three years. In her free time, you can find her riding her road bike or planning her next trip or outdoor adventure!
Clémentine Creach - Youth Event Coordinator
When Clementine arrived for the first time in Vancouver in March of 2017, she has nothing else in mind but: “What are the connections between the learning of foreign languages and cultural studies ?”. A fascinating topic she thought.
After she has graduated in October 2017 she joined the team of French teachers at the Alliance Française de Vancouver and it has been a successful 1st experience. Before that, she has been involved in many different educative and intercultural events such as Prise de BEC (Bulles d’Echanges Culturels) or Francophone Village Junior 2016 organised by the French Institute of Sousse in Tunisia. Her pedagogical and cultural competences will be an asset to manage the projects that she will be in charge of at the Youth Council which will be: les Stages de Leadership, Rencontre ma Francophonie and Tremplin.
When she is not working, you can find her hiking in the mountains or planning new travels. Fond of cooking and literature, you could also catch her making new recipes or reading a good novel on the beach.
Maureen Ogeard - Youth Event Coordinator
Originally from Lyon, Maureen has traveled the roads of Senegal and Uganda before settling down in Vancouver in 2018. With her loyal dog Tommy by her side, she will never miss an opportunity for a new adventure!
With her international rights master’s degree and her experience at the United Nations, Maureen is passionate about human rights and civil society. After working in an educational program through sport in 5 third-world countries, Maureen has found a unique opportunity to combine her interest for youth projects, the associative world and her appreciation of the French language.
Her experience in leadership and project management will be an asset to the Conseil Jeunesse team and will help significantly in the coordination of her future projects.
Lucie Lachat - Communications Coordinator
Lucie decided to dive head first into a new adventure and move across the world to Vancouver to be closer to nature and to face new challenges.
After having worked for 7 years in multiple communication agencies and brands in Paris, she left everything behind to be more involved in causes that are important to her, here in Canada. It’s with great joy that she discovered the Francophone community of BC and its welcoming atmosphere. She jumped into it, without hesitation, after having discovered the CJFCB and all the opportunities it offers to Francophone youth across the province.
Creative, but mostly passionate about travelling and new discoveries, she loves capturing those moments with her film camera. A big music fan, you will most likely find her at a concert in Vancouver.
Pascale Marsan-Johnson - Event coordinator
Pascale is a Franco-Columbian who is currently studying at the University of British Columbia in the faculty of Kinesiology. As an past participant of the events and activities at the CJFCB and a graduate of Jules Verne Secondary, she fell in love with the francophone community of BC.
Since high school she has been involved as much as she can, in many events as a participant, a volunteer and now, a coordinator. She hopes to offer unforgettable opportunities to French-speaking youth in order for every student to be proud of their francophone community and to be more involved.
When she is not at UBC or at work, you can find her enjoying the fresh air, cooking up a new dish or dreaming about her future travels.
Claudya Leclerc - Event coordinator
Claudya is a Francophone Métis originally from British Columbia. She is a health science student at the University of Simon Fraser. Claudya is very passionate about youth Parliaments, as she had the chance to be a part of the cabinet for the BC Francophone Youth Parliament as Vice Prime Minister, President and Prime Minister.
Claudya is also an active member of the francophone improvisation community as a player and a coach. She hopes to offer Francophone youth a space to celebrate their pride and diversity through spontaneous theater art. In 2019, she became a part of the National Coordinating Team of the Canadian Council of Young Feminists in charge of communications.
As a past participant of CJFCB events, Claudya is proud to contribute towards the coordination and the progression of events. She is a proud Franco-Columbian who wishes to share her passion for youth events and offer more opportunities to Francophone youth for them to be proud of their identity and develop a feeling of belonging in BC.
Outside of events, you can find Claudya at a comedy show or at a table with her friends playing board games.