Staff

Staff

Co-founder of Alternatives and current co-chairperson of the Quebec Association of International Cooperation organizations (AQOCI) , Michel Lambert believes in the importance of uniting groups and organizations of the civil society, here and in the rest of the world, to promote democratic principles, equality and fairness for all.Prior to being... >>>
She started with a first internship with us in the year 2000 and then joined our team in various positions including as the Youth Program Coordinator while being in charge of the women's committee, given support to the 2001 Peoples Summit and various world social forums; in Brazil and Senegal. Young people and human rights are issues that are very... >>>
Catherine Pappas has been working with Alternatives since 1997. Having managed the internship programs and international solidarity projects in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sudan and Palestine, she now coordinates the Middle Eastern and North African programs. Holder of an M.A. in Communications from The University of Quebec in Montreal, Catherine... >>>
Feroz Mehdi is one of the founding members of Alternatives and has been working largely on projects related to South Asia. In addition, he has been focused on education programs within Quebec and Canada by way of organizing conferences and publishing newsletters and other analytical documents. Since 2007, he has taken on the role of Secretary... >>>
Gaëlle Janvier has a multidisciplinary profile . She has studied environmental design, urban planning and international project management. She also has practical experience in ecological horticulture. Since 2007, she has been working at Alternatives on different projects. She has actively contributed to the urban agriculture project of roof... >>>
Khadija Mounib works in the field of new immigrant employability. An former economics student, she has studied in Morocco, France and Canada. At the end of her studies in France, she established herself in Morocco, where she worked in various fields. In 1993, she immigrated to Canada, where she currently resides. Khadija Mounib is the author of... >>>
As a co-founder of Alternatives, Marcela Escribano has been largely responsible for projects in Latin American and the Caribbean. She has been working in this region for years - encouraging social organizations to network and connect with citizens - most notably in Brazil, where she worked for two years as a mobilization advisor for the Minister... >>>
Before joining the Feeding the citizenship program supported by Alternatives, Thibaut worked in the field of public consultation and environmental management. For Feeding the citizenship, Thibaut runs various research projects. He also coordinates the Urban agriculture meetups. This young urban planning graduate seeks to promote urban agriculture... >>>
Having been the captain of Algeria’s National basketball team, Yasmina Moudda has traveled extensively throughout the world. Her international experiences allowed her to see firsthand the social inequalities and the injustice ravaging the countries that she visited. Consequently, she became motivated to join Alternatives in April 1998 in order to... >>>
Jimmy Lynch has worked as a technician with Alternatives since 1997. From simultaneous translation to fundraising, managing the database and organizing events, his role at Alternatives is to give technical assistance to project leaders and to the entire team.  If you have questions about simultaneous interpretation equipment rental... >>>

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Jen Gobby est étudiante au doctorat à l'Université McGill. Elle étudie l'ampleur du changement social systémique et travaille en étroite collaboration avec les gens du mouvement pour la justice climatique, le mouvement autochtone de défense des terres et les mouvements anti-pipeline au Canada pour promouvoir le changement. Elle est également... >>>
Niall a 25ans est étudiant en sociologie et sciences politiques à l’UQAM, ayant grandit à Lisbonne il était très actif dans la lutte contre l’austérité contre la gentrification des quartiers populaires lisboetes et les expulsions, durant ses années au Portugal s’implique avec le Bloco de Esquerda. Depuis son arrivé il y a six ans à Montréal Niall... >>>
Roger Rashi is a long-time social and political activist from Montreal. He worked as Campaigns Coordinator for Alternatives from 2010 to 2017. Since 2010, Roger has participated in several international conferences dealing with climate and social justice: the Peoples Conference on Climate Change, Cochabamba 2010; the Durban Alternative Forum in... >>>
Donald Cuccioletta est professeur d'histoire à l'Université du Québec en Outaouais. Fin observateur de la société américaine, Il est membre de l'observatoire sur les États-Unis de l'UQAM. >>>
Sabine Friesinger is a social justice activist who has been for several years involved in the Palestinian solidarity movement. Having studied Journalism and Communications, Sabine was active in the student mobilizations against the FTAA as well as the mobilizations against war and imperialism. In 2012, Sabine contributed to developing the live... >>>
Krystyna Slawecki is a Coordinator for Frontier College, a national literacy organization which operates in the urban centers as well as in collaboration with Aboriginal communities. Via volunteer mobilization and partnerships with community organizations, Krystyna works toward skills development by elaborating projects that respond to the needs... >>>
Safa Chebbi est coordinatrice de programmes à la Fondation Filles d'Action et travaille spécifiquement sur le développement des espaces d’échange sécuritaires et inclusifs pour les filles de la région de Montréal en utilisant une approche féministe intersectionnelle et d’éducation populaire. Elle a fait partie du collectif d’organisation du... >>>
Ariane Brunet a travaillé sur les droits des femmes dans les situations de conflit armé depuis 1996. Elle est co-fondatrice du Fonds d'action d'urgence qui soutient les femmes activistes, a fondé la Coalition pour les droits des femmes en situation de conflit et fut copropriétaire de L'Essentielle une librairie trilingues féministe à Montréal.... >>>
Claude Vaillancourt is a teacher at College Grasset, Claude Vaillancourt is also the president of Attac-Quebec, a member of the School and society committee at the FNEEQ and part of the coordination committee of the social and progressive magazine À Babord! Claude has also published several novels and essays. >>>
Hamouda Soubhi is the Executive Director of the Moroccan Network for Euro-Mediterranean NGOs.  He is both a co-founder of Alternatives in Montréal and of the Forum des alternatives Sud in Morocco.  He sits on the Governance Council of Alternatives International and plays an essential role within the Liaison Committee of the International... >>>
Isabelle L’'Héritier was first involved with Alternatives through their journal in 2013 in order to combine her interest for journalism and activism after having taken taste for political action during the student protest movement of 2012. She subsequently accompanied two QSF internships aimed at strengthening audiovisual techniques of union... >>>
Jean-Claude Ballu is a Quebec public servant retiree and is involved in various international solidarity movements. He also presides Quebec Solidaire’s Commission internationale et altermondialiste. >>>
Patrick Rondeau works as a union advisor for the Fédération des travailleuses et des travailleurs du Québec. He is the co-organiser of the FTQ delegation at the Rio+20 People’s summit, the World Social Forum (WSF) in Tunis in 2013 and 2015 and the People’s Forum in Ottawa in 2014. >>>