Biography Gabriel Bran-Lopez
Founding President, Youth Fusion
2015-2016 President, Jeune Chambre de commerce de Montréal (JCCM)
In 2009, Gabriel founded Youth Fusion, an award-winning charity that works to lower dropout rates. Ten years later, Youth fusion employs 400 people in Canada, and works on a weekly basis with over 15,000 students, including 5 000 Indigenous youth in Inuit and First Nations communities. He also co-founded FIRST Robotics Quebec and the annual Robotics Festival, two initiatives implemented in collaboration with Bombardier. In 2015 and 2016, Gabriel was President of the Jeune Chambre de commerce de Montréal (JCCM).
Gabriel is currently a director on the boards of Concordia University, the Bombardier Foundation, and Québec-Cinema. He was named Governor on the Council of Montreal’s 375th Anniversary, and also contributed to the development of the JE VOIS MTL/JE FAIS MTL movements. He his a member of the Committee on Economy and Innovation, and was Special Advisor to the Minister of Culture for the renewal of Quebec’s cultural policy. He was one of the eight-member Expert Panel on Youth Employment, a mandate entrusted by the Federal government.
Gabriel graduated from Concordia University in Communication Studies. He is a recipient of many prestigious awards and distinctions.
Biography Rose Lyndsay Daudier
Prior to her position as Director of Strategic Development and Partnerships at the Maison de l’Innovation Sociale, Lyndsay was Acting Director and Social Innovator in Residence for the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation’s “Cities for People” Program. She also worked for the Government of Quebec where, as Political Attaché to the Minister of Culture and Communications, she dealt with Montreal-related issues, development, heritage, museums and advised the government on training matters.
At the Montréal Urban Ecology Centre, she participated in the organization’s strategic development by collaborating in the development, innovation, implementation and monitoring of all projects. She also held the position of Project Assistant at the UNESCO Chair in Landscape and Environment at the Université de Montréal, where she developed an international network through the university community.