Joelle joined the EEM team in 2011, bringing with her more than six years experience in community development work, environmental advocacy, and stakeholder engagement projects, both in Canada and internationally.
At EEM, Joelle’s projects primarily revolve around public consultations in the Cree communities covered by the James Bay Northern Quebec Agreement, and her responsibilities have included:
- Strategic reviews of environmental and social impact assessments (ESIAs).
- Completing socio-economic baseline studies.
- Developing and delivering various environmental training programs.
- Performing social and environmental performance audits of companies and their practices.
Her experience also includes conducting legal compliance audits and risk assessments in such areas as petroleum tank management, hazardous waste management and pesticide management.
Joelle has a BA (Honours) in Environment and Natural Resource Studies from Trent University and began pursuing a master’s degree at Montréal’s Concordia University in 2014.
She is a certified public participation practitioner with the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2). Joelle has also completed training in First Nations environmental assessment techniques and in consensus-based facilitation.