NDG COMMUNITY COUNCIL TEAM
Each staff member juggled several dossiers and continues to support and create new initiatives.
Halah started working with the Council as a community organizer in 2005, she became the Director of the Council in 2010, leading the organization with a very competitive and dedicated team of Board and Staff and in collaboration with a strong and a multilevel network of organizations, active residents and involved partners.
- PRIORITY SECTOR COLLABORATIVE INITIATIVE
- NDG Health working group
- Youth Table Council Representative
- Service - Commissioner of oath
- Outreach and mobilization of residents at Sherbrook forest and Benny farm
- Tax Clinic
Julie Cormier works at the NDG Community Council as a community worker since May 2017. She is in charge of the Tax Clinics as well as the information and referral kiosks and the outreach with the residents of Benny Farm. She also does administrative and financial tasks in the office.
Julie graduated College in Arts in 2002 and in Social Science in 2005. After a break to take care of her family, she went back to school and is currently finishing her bachelor degree in administration.
- Arts & Culture Table (Coordination)
Community organizer for Benny Farm and Fielding Walkley, chair of the Arts & Culture Table.
Sharon Sweeney has worked for the NDG Community council since 2013. She is the community Organizer for the neighbourhood in which she lives - Benny Farm. Sharon was able to create an Art Hive within the Sherbrooke Forest housing complex and prior to COVID hosts an annual art exhibit highlighting the residents of the area.
Sharon started out as a partner of the Council but has been full-time staff since September 2013. Sharon has been part of many components of the Council’s work from outreach and mobilizing to creating a long-term audit on the heat islands around Fielding-Walkley.
Through her role at the Arts & Culture Table, she has supported artists and is currently creating a comprehensive calendar.Sharon studied Community Recreational Leadership Training at Dawson College and is currently enrolled at Concordia University completing her Bachelor of Arts Major in Urban Studies.
- Coordinator of the Food Security Coalition
- Research Liaison with Dawson College
Maternity leave - Congé maternité
- Community Mobilizer: mobilization of NDG residents
- Coordination of Table 0-5
- Agente de Milieu for Senior HLMs
Emily started out as an intern for the council providing the tenants information service during her studies in Social Services at Dawson College. She was hired in the spring of 2017, where she started knocking on residents doors, promoting activities and services in the neighborhood. By the fall, the Resident Community Dinners started where all are welcome to join in to share a meal and meet their neighbors!
Michelle Caron-Pawlowsky has been working as a Community Organiser at the Council since December 2021. She is the Coordinator of the Arts and Culture Table and works with NDG en Histoires, the historical society started by the Council and NDG residents in 2022. She graduated with a BFA in Studio Arts from Concordia University in 2022, where she majored in Photography and minored in Sustainability Studies. She is a multidisciplinary artist and has exhibited work in Canada and the United States.
- Tech-Savvy coordination
- Community Connectors coordination
- Agente de milieu for Senior HLM Saint-Raymond
- Instagram page coordination
Maternity leave - Congé maternité
- NDG Strategic Plan
Marie-Charles Boivin is in charge of the NDG strategic plan. She helps design and carry the process that will bring the NDG community closer to the dreams it wants to achieve. Marie-Charles also works for the Table de concertation jeunesse NDG as it’s coordinator.
Marie-Charles has a bachelor in Anthropology from Université de Montréal and a master in Urban studies - Urbanisation Culture Société Research Centre of the INRS. She also participated in the Leadership rassembleur program offered by Dynamo in 2018.
Volunteer Receptionist since 2006
It is important to also thank the other community organisations of NDG for the cooperation they give to both the Council and the general public. It seems to me that since the start of my volunteering I have acquired the knowledge and ability to manage the multiple requests that we receive. Thank you, NDG Community Council”
- Newsletter support
- Social Media support
With NDG Community Council since 2013.
BAC in Computer Science.
20 years of experience from "software development" till "web development & online marketing".
You can contact me in English, French, Russian. I learn Spanish now.
NDG Resident - since 2008.
Woman Entrepreneur with head office in NDG - since 2010.
Volunteer, Founder & Vice-President of non-profit Montreal Business Women's Club (NDG Community Council organizational member)- since 2014.
I am proud to be a part of the NDG Community
Reza Moafi has a Ph.D. degree in Cultural Management and planning from SRBIAU, Iran. From 2008 to 2020 he has been the cultural consultant to the Tehran city council and municipality working on many research projects such as social impact assessment. Reza started working with the council as a community organizer in 2022 where he mobilizes residents of the Westhaven sector of NDG. He is also a team member of NDG's strategic plan for 2022-2026.