Ann Champoux

Ann Champoux has been the General Director of 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 Champoux

Director General
Ariane De Palacio Ph.D.

Ariane de Palacio joined the ICPC team in January 2017. She holds a Ph.D. in the geopolitics of water and hydroelectric power. 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, she oversees content development, research projects and the international strategic development of the ICPC.

Ariane De Palacio Ph.D.

Director of Research
Kassa Bourne

Kassa Bourne joined ICPC in January 2010. Originally from England, Kassa lived and worked in London, Rome and New York and arrived in Montreal in 1994. Over the past ten 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 Bourne

Administrative Director
Anne Vandelle

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 Vandelle

Analyst and Activities and Projects Coordinator
Michelle Côté Ph.D.

Michelle Côté, Ph.D. joined the ICPC as a Scientic Advisor since December 2019. She is also a researcher at the National Institute of Legal Psychiatry Philippe-Pinel. 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.

Michelle Côté Ph.D.

Scientific Advisor
Yasmina Aziki Ph.D.

Yasmina Aziki Ph.D. joined the ICPC in March 2020. She holds a doctorate in the history of international relations 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 (World Bank) and national (Kuwait Fund, Saudi Fund) development financial actors such as those in the Gulf countries.

Yasmina Aziki Ph.D.

Analyst and Project Officer
Fernando A. Chinchilla, Ph.D.

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 revolve around 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
Vanessa Reggio

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 Reggio

Communications Manager
Teodora Mihaylova

Teodora started working on ICPC projects in 2017. Her background is in public policy and data mining, having graduated from Concordia University and HEC in Montreal. She is interested in how citizen engagement and data solutions could help enhance policy analysis in crime prevention while safeguarding ethics.

Teodora Mihaylova

Analyst
Emmanuelle Fahey

Emmanuelle Fahey is a student currently finishing a Master’s in Public Policy and Public Administration at Concordia University. Before moving to Montreal for graduate school, she managed a grant program for the International Rescue Committee, where she networked with local businesses to provide employment opportunities for Tucson’s refugee community. She joined the ICPC team in September 2020 as a Research Assistant.

Emmanuelle Fahey

Research Assistant
Pascale-Marie Cantin

Pascale-Marie Cantin holds a Bachelor's degree in Criminology from the University of Ottawa and is currently a student in the Master's program in Criminology, specializing in Forensics and Information at the University of Montreal and in collaboration with the School of Criminal Sciences at the University of Lausanne. She joined the ICPC team in September 2020 and currently holds a research assistant position, working on local security diagnostics.

Pascale-Marie Cantin

Research Assistant