Ann Champoux has been with the ICPC since March 2018. Previously, she was Assistant Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Culture and Communications and holds a Bachelor's degree in History (Université de Montréal). With nearly 30 years of experience in administration and communications, both in the private sector and in government agencies, public corporations and federal and provincial Ministries of Culture, she is now the General Director of the ICPC.
Ann ChampouxGeneral Director
Ariane de Palacio joined the ICPC team in January 2017. She holds a Ph.D. in water and hydroelectric power geopolitics. She has worked as a lecturer, researcher and research assistant on a number of issues relating to multi-scale conflicts, natural resource governance, and public participation, particularly in Latin American contexts. At the ICPC, she has led several international research projects and technical assistance missions, notably with various UN agencies. As Director of Research, Innovation, and International Relations, she oversees content development, research projects and the international strategic development of the ICPC.
Ariane De Palacio Ph.D. (on maternity leave)Director of Research, Innovation, and International Relations
Kassa Bourne joined ICPC in January 2010. Originally from England, Kassa has lived and worked in London, Rome, and New York, and arrived in Montreal in 1994. Over the past eleven years, she has worked in the city's thriving multimedia sector, including five years in a management position. She holds a Master's degree in Italian and French from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Kassa BourneDirector, Administration and Finance
Anne Vandelle holds a Master's degree in Political Science from the Institut d'Études Politiques de Toulouse and has several years of experience in project management. In particular, she has worked in the field of urban safety and consulting in social and health policies in France, Spain, and Canada, in the private sector and in diplomatic representations, as well as in community organizations. She joined the ICPC team in December 2020 and works on technical assistance projects such as local safety diagnostics.
Anne VandelleAnalyst and Activities and Projects Coordinator
Michelle Côté joined the ICPC as a Scientific Advisor since December 2019. She is also a researcher at the Philippe-Pinel National Institute of Legal Psychiatry. She was part of the research and planning team of the City of Montreal Police Service for 20 years, a team she led from 2006. Carried out from 1985 to 1988 at the University of Montreal, her doctoral thesis focused on street youth in Montreal. Throughout her career, she has devoted herself to studying intersectoral intervention practices with people who are marginalized or in vulnerable situations. She has been Director of Applied Research since May 2021.
Michelle Côté Ph.D.Director of Applied Research
Fernando A. Chinchilla has been a Senior Analyst with ICPC since March 2021. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Université de Montréal. Since the beginning of his career, he has alternated positions in university teaching and scientific research with positions in applied research, action research, and international project management for governmental and non-governmental entities. His areas of interest are collective violence, insecurity, conflict prevention, resolution, and transformation, and the promotion of human rights in Latin America and Africa. He is an associate member of the laboratory Les Afriques dans le Monde (Sciences-Po Bordeaux).
Fernando A. Chinchilla Ph.D.Senior Analyst
Yasmina Aziki joined the ICPC in March 2020. She holds a doctorate in international relations history from the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, and previously worked at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) as a policy analyst in Paris. Her areas of interest and expertise are the practices of international development aid organizations and their impact on countries in the South, particularly in the MENA region. Her research, published in scientific articles, also demonstrates her knowledge of international and national development financial actors such as the World bank, the Kuwait Fund, and the Saudi Fund.
Yasmina Aziki Ph.D.Analyst and Project Officer
Florilène Cornier is passionate about the analysis of social and urban issues that impact territories. She has acquired 7 years of experience in the field of public policy consulting and urban planning project management. She holds a double master's degree in political science (Sciences Po Aix) and urban planning (University of Montreal) and is actively interested in issues related to improving citizens’ living environment and strengthening their capacity to act on their environment. She joined the ICPC in 2021 as an Analyst and Project Officer specializing in urban management and multi-stakeholder participation.
Florilène Cornieranalyst and project officer
Vanessa Reggio has been the ICPC Communications Manager since September 2020. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Marketing from HEC Montréal, as well as a certificate in Public Relations from the Université de Montréal. She has specialized in developing communication and awareness strategies for international and public organizations on issues and challenges related to the prevention of violent radicalization and hate-motivated behaviours.
Vanessa ReggioCommunications Manager
Teodora started working on ICPC projects in 2017. She graduated from Concordia University and HEC in Montreal and recently completed a certificate in ethics in data-driven technologies from CertNexus. She also has a background is in public policy and data mining. She is interested in how citizen engagement and data solutions could help enhance policy analysis in crime prevention while safeguarding ethics.
After a bachelor’s in Criminology from Ottawa University and a master’s in Criminology with a focus on forensics and information from the University of Montreal, Pascale-Marie Cantin is now studying Cyber Investigation at the Montreal Polytechnic. She joined the ICPC team in September 2020 and does criminological analyses of crime data and of various issues around delinquency. She is interested in crime committed using technology and in the relationship in space and time between crime and urban safety.
Claude Pilon, Analyst with the ICPC since December 2021, has a master’s in political science from the Université du Québec à Montréal with a specialization in Feminist Studies. She is interested in issues linking gender with citizen involvement, in critical theories and approaches to development, and in urban and collective resilience. Claude has worked as an assistant on many research projects around governance, the institutionalization of land rights, and family politics in Latin America and in Quebec.
Miriam Blair is a Communications Assistant with the ICPC since May of 2021. She is finishing her bachelor's in International Studies and Modern Languages at Université Laval with a focus on communications. She is interested in furthering international cooperation on crime that transcends borders, especially human trafficking.
Miriam BlairCommunications Assistant
Emmanuelle Fahey holds a Master’s in Public Policy and Public Administration (Concordia University). She previously worked as a Student Fellow for the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies and has managed a grant programme for the International Rescue Committee where she networked with local businesses to provide employment opportunities for Tucson’s refugee community in Arizona. She joined the ICPC team in September 2020 as a Research Assistant and has a particular interest in community work that promotes gender justice and rights of marginalized community members.
Emmanuelle FaheyResearch Assistant
Janny Montinat has a master’s in international law and politics from the Université du Québec à Montréal and is a Research assistant with the ICPC since January 2022. She is particularly interested in citizen engagement, public policy analysis, and issues related to human mobility. She has experience working on multilateral cooperation, digital rights, and personal data protection in Africa.
Janny MontinatResearch Assistant
Rose is currently completing her Bachelor's degree in Psychology at Laval University. Her experience includes having worked as an aid for children aged 5 to 12 with special needs, as well as a youth facilitator for Entraide Jeunesse Québec for a group of adolescents with anxiety disorders. Rose joined the ICPC team in November 2021 as a Research Assistant Intern.