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... >>>
Holder of a bachelor in International Relations and International Law, and a masters in Fundamental Rights, Marianne has followed a pathway leading her to combine her interest for economic, social and cultural rights and citizen participation, conducting human rights education workshops for various organizations. Throughout her experiences, she... >>>
Since her first trips around the globe and her participation in 2017 in a QSF project in Senegal, Valérie fell in love with the whole development and international solidarity world that was opening to her. With her communication diploma in hand and a growing desire for change, she is now getting involved in the Québec sans frontières programs to... >>>
David Hernandez holds a Ph. D. in urban studies and has worked at the international level in the planning and development of both research and development projects. His work has been mainly related to social movements, public policies, citizen participation and citizen security in Latin America and Canada. On these topics, he has managed and lead... >>>
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... >>>
Myriam Cloutier has a degree in International Relations and International Law and Journalism. She developed a keen interest in social justice issues and advocacy through, among other things, internships and visits in Mexico, Colombia and Mali. She is interested in socially aware media as a form of political action and has collaborated on various... >>>
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

Donald Cuccioletta is a professor of history at the Université du Québec en Outaouais. Keen observer of American society, he is a member of UQAM’s Observatory on the United States. >>>
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... >>>
Alvaro Vargas has been socially active since his first years in university where he was involved in defending student rights and fighting against neoliberalism. This led him to get involved with the Accompaniment Québec - Guatemala Project and, later, with Alternatives. He was a staff member of Alternatives for several years, a position which... >>>
Danielle Coenga is a socially engaged feminist researcher. As a researcher consultant for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP - Brazil) and for human rights NGOs, she has always worked to promote gender equality, to fight homophobia and to protect human rights. Today, Danielle is doctoral candidate in political science and feminist... >>>
José Bolívar has a law degree and specializes in human rights. He has a master's degree in international peace studies, conflict and development (Universitat Jaume I, Spain). He was a university professor and he has fourteen years of experience working with international cooperation agencies, NGOs and various Colombian governmental bodies. During... >>>
Pierre-Luc Bouchard is a lawyer working in the community sector, specifically with immigrants and refugees. He runs a legal aid clinic for refugees with the Refugee Center, a student organization at Concordia University. Mr. Bouchard mainly represents people in precarious situations in order to defend their rights. He hopes to work with... >>>
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 is program coordinator at the Girls Action Foundation and works specifically on the development of safe and inclusive spaces for girls to interact in the Montreal area using an intersectional feminist and popular education approach. She was part of the organizing collective of the World Social Forum in Montreal in 2016, the largest... >>>
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... >>>
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. >>>