Sarah Houde


Sarah Houde spent her early career as a communications and public relations director in the private and non‑profit sectors before becoming executive director of Youth Fusion, a pan‑Canadian charity focused on youth training and employment that doubled in size in its three years under her leadership. She then joined private equity firm XPND Capital as vice president of public and government affairs, steering a number of transport electrification projects. In the fall of 2017 she was named executive director of Quebec’s new industrial cluster for electric and smart vehicles and was tasked with positioning the province as one of the sector’s global leaders. Ms. Houde holds a bachelor’s and a master’s in political science and a graduate management diploma.


Karine Villeneuve

Senior Director, Working groups and Community


Victor Poudelet

Director, Working groups and Community


Lynn Thompson

Director, Administration and Accounting

Isabelle Monette

Director, Communications and Partnerships


Elsa Chiasson

Events Communications Manager

Geneviève King-Ruel

Communications and Partnerships Manager


Karianne Parent

Strategic Project Manager

Isadora Krück

Administration Coordinator