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Joël Marier

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Joël Marier has worked for more than thirty years as a senior executive in the not-for-profit and charitable sector. Until 2015, he was the National Executive Director of Hostelling International – Canada, a position he held for more than 12 years.

A graduate in business administration from UQAM in 1992, Joël has demonstrated his leadership among various coalitions and federations in Quebec and at the Canadian level as well as working internationally in the youth, leisure and tourism sectors. He has particularly contributed to placing sustainable development at the heart of the mission of the International Youth Hostel Movement. Over the course of his career, he has developed strong skills in strategic analysis, policy and program development focused on social change, networking and facilitation, economic development, and human and financial resource management.

His many volunteer positions include mentoring for the Canadian Society of Association Executives and the Ordre professionnel des administrateurs agréés du Québec. At the Canadian and international levels, Joël serves as an industry expert for ISO on risk management and tourism, as well as consumer policies.


Areas of Expertise

Collective Impact, Impact Measurement, Scaling Impact, Social Enterprise, Social Finance

Working Language(s)

English, French

Innoweave Clients

Thésez-vous, Centre d'Innovation des Premiers Peuples, Alberta Rural Development Network, Quebec Community Groups Network, Le Regroupement des organismes communautaires autonomes jeunesse du Québec, CAMI – Council for Anglophone Magdalen Islanders, Organisation des Jeunes de Parc-Extension, RIF du Manitoba, Dépanneur Sylvestre, RDÉE de Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador

Other Clients

Centre francophone de Toronto, Entité2 (planification de services de santé en français en Ontario), Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne du Canada, Hostelling International - Canada, The Residences of St. Patrick's Presbytery in Magog, Urban Native Youth Association, Fondation Tourisme Jeunesse, Association des conseils scolaires des écoles publiques de l’Ontario

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