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We Are the Saint Lawrence River

29:08 2021

The Saint Lawrence River estuary holds 20% of the world’s freshwater. Learn how changing our behaviours will make a difference in the river’s future, the communities, and the wildlife that depends on it.

The change makers

Julien Poisson
Project Manager
Southern Quebec

Charismatic and action-driven, Julien never has enough projects on his plate! His dedication and his energy stand out, whether through links developed with partners, through large-scale projects, such as the protection of Lac Saint-Pierre, the protection of endangered species or the enhancement of natural environments. After completing a bachelor's degree in biology, with a concentration in ecology, and a master's in environmental management from the University of Sherbrooke, Julien travelled to Morocco to continue his post-secondary education and earn a master's in international ecology. As a project manager for the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) since 2010, and program director for southern Quebec since 2017, he has greatly developed his project management, communication and collaboration skills and expertise. He has also forged strong relationships with NCC partners at all levels, including communities, governments and individual donors. Julien is responsible for coordinating research projects on species at risk, identifying conservation priorities, managing and enhancing protected natural areas, developing community partnerships and implementing activities to enhance natural­­ habitats. Julien is currently the treasurer of the Conseil québécois des espèces exotiques envahissantes and a member of the Copper Redhorse Recovery team. He also sits on several environmental panels and committees on the St. Lawrence Islands, the Richelieu River watershed and the Green Mountains.

Joel Bonin
Associate Vice-President, at the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), Quebec

Dax Dasilva

Dax Dasilva is the Founder of Age of Union and Founder and Executive Chair of tech company Lightspeed Commerce. He was the author of the Age of Union book published in 2019 and began the Age of Union environmental conservation alliance in 2021.


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