Ariane Charbonneau has been Executive Director of Éducaloi since 2017. A lawyer with an MBA from HEC Montréal, this entrepreneur took over the reins of the organization after working for nearly five years as Assistant Executive Director, from 2012 to 2017.
Driven by the excellence of a diverse team of professionals, she is committed to fostering and contributing to the development of the legal skills of the population of Quebec through public legal education and clear legal communication.
Ariane is a unifying professional with contagious enthusiasm, capable of building networks, demonstrating leadership, and acting with long-term strategic vision. Her priorities include raising Éducaloi’s profile and consolidating and diversifying its funding sources to ensure its sustainability.
Her exceptional career path is a testament to the strength of her professional commitment. A member of the Quebec Bar since 1993, Ariane first practiced environmental and municipal law before managing the business development of a transnational corporation in Toronto and then in Montreal.
Elected president of the Young Bar of Montreal in 1998, she joined the Bar of Montreal’s Board of Directors and the Quebec Bar’s executive committee the following year. Concerned with social involvement in her community, she was appointed Vice-President of the National Access to Justice Committee in 2021, sat on the board of directors of Équiterre from 2013 to 2021, has been a member of the Office de la protection du consommateur since 2014. She has also served on the board of the Institut québécois de réforme du droit et de la justice since 2019. Finally, she is a member of the steering committees of the Forum québécois and the Action Committee on Access to Justice in Civil and Family Matters.