Selena Gignac, Executive Director

Selena joined genius as Executive Director in July 2018 and is an alumna of the first Calgary Next Up cohort (2010).

As an anglophone, Acadian-settler mother living in Alberta, Selena’s relationship with colonialism is complex. She believes that reconciliation is rooted in both an understanding of self and in collective community experiences. This is critical and personal work as she strives within her own communities to decolonize what it means to be part of the Acadian diaspora.

With almost 15 years experience in the non-profit sector, Selena has coordinated national and international workshops, collaborations, and open spaces that explore responsible ally-ship, grassroots leadership, and youth agency. She is Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of Canadian Roots Exchange, and has been a community facilitator with the 4Rs Youth Movement.

Selena currently lives and works on Treaty 7 lands. She loves board games, animals, and chasing after her vivacious toddler.

Email: selena@geniusgenerations.org

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    published this page in Staff 2018-08-22 12:16:49 -0700