Project partners

Biographies of project partners


Lisanne Gamelin
Youth Project Coordinator
Quebec Community Groups Network

Originally from the Centre-du-Québec region, Lisanne Gamelin left for Texas at the age of 17 to become fully bilingual. When she returned, she settled down in Montreal to pursue her studies in cinema at Dawson and then in History and film studies at Concordia. After a short layover in Manitoba as a project leader for Katimavik, she left again but this time for New Zealand. Upon on return, and after years of volunteering for this organisation, she worked for AFS Interculture Canada as their English immersion programs coordinator. Then, she worked for the Blue Metropolis Literary Festival where she coordinated educational projects such as Blue Met’s flagship project Quebec Roots, the historical theatre project Unearth Our Past, the bilingual comic strips project (between French-Manitobans and English-Quebecers) Like Cats and Dogs and the WWII short films project Heroes in My Backyard. She joined the QCGN team during the summer of 2016 to coordinate the third (& last) year of the bilingual youth project Young Quebecers Leading the Way, which aims to instil a sense of pride and belonging among Quebec youth while celebrating Canada’s sesquicentennial of Canadian Confederation.


Louis-Philippe Lizotte
Project Coordinator
L’Institut du Nouveau Monde

Louis-Philippe Lizotte has been associated with project events with the Institut du Nouveau Monde (INM) since 2011. He acquired his experience through various major events: the Conférence internationale des droits humains des LGBT (2006), the 9e Conférence internationale sur le vieillissement (2008), the 2e édition du Forum social québécois (2009) and the Assemblées mondiales de CIVICUS (2011 and 2012). He has also contributed to a number of other events with a varying scope and developed a special interest in environmental responsibility through these different mandates. Since 2012, Louis-Philippe has been a certified Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute (PMI). Since working with the INM, he has developed an expertise in production and logistics and has been coordinating the INM winter and summer schools for two years.


Ashley Manuel
Assistant Director of Research
Association for Canadian Studies

Ashley holds a Bachelors of Social Sciences in Conflict Studies and Human Rights, with a minor in Sociology from the University of Ottawa, as well as a Master’s of Arts in Education and Society from McGill University. She has experience working in governmental, non-profit and academic settings, including the Association of Canadian Studies, carrying out research in security, education, human rights, immigration, minority rights, multiculturalism, and public policy.