The New Brunswick Multicultural Council Names Its New Executive Director
The New Brunswick Multicultural Council (NBMC) is pleased to announce it has named Ginette Gautreau as its new Executive Director.
The former Assistant Director of NBMC succeeds Alex LeBlanc, who served in the role for over six years. LeBlanc announced his departure in January 2021, joining the New Brunswick Business Council as President and CEO.
Gautreau has worked with NBMC for nearly six years and brings over a decade of non-profit management experience, and a background in international development, humanitarian assistance and women’s rights. “I’m thrilled to continue the important work of this organization, to build on Alex’s innovative vision for the agency, and honour the spirit of commitment and collaboration with our member agencies through the next phase of NBMC’s growth,” declared Gautreau.
“The board and membership at NBMC unanimously agreed that Ginette’s experience with the organization, along with her values and vision, were the best fit to guide the agency through its next phase”, stated Moncef Lakouas, President of NBMC. “Her skills, her deep understanding of the multifaceted complexities of the immigration sector, and most of all her deep commitment to the team has made the transition from Alex to Ginette seamless. She stepped up swiftly as interim Executive Director and has courageously taken on critical positions and projects for NBMC – she is surrounded by a strong team and an engaged membership, and we are excited to see NBMC continue to thrive under her leadership”.
Working with government and stakeholders to create conditions for newcomers and members of the multicultural community to thrive and fully participate in the province will be at the core of NBMC’s mandate for the years to come.
In response to our province’s strong drive to build economic prosperity and social diversity through bold immigration targets, NBMC has grown significantly in recent years. “The growth in this sector is constantly adding more strategic partners, so one of my main my priorities will be to focus on strategic alignment with our vibrant and diverse member agencies, and to provide leadership in working with government and partners on the critical work of growing our population and building inclusive communities,” added Gautreau. “We’re also grappling with complex issues such as dealing with a housing crisis, growing our labour market post-pandemic, striving for equity and representation of a growing diverse population, combatting systemic racism and much more – our plate is full, but we have a dedicated team and a network of member agencies and partners by our side to drive these important efforts.”