André-Yanne Parent is a climate change expert with over ten years of experience working with international development organizations. She specializes in developing strategy, programming and engagement for crucial climate change solutions with key stakeholders, organizations, all levels of government and the public. André-Yanne engages more than 1,650 trained Climate Ambassadors across Canada and coordinates more than 30 Community Climate Hubs.
As an expert for the Technical Assistance Partnership (TAP) initiative, André-Yanne and other Canadian experts Eddy Pérez, Magali Troin and Adrien Lambert are working in collaboration with the Government of Morocco’s Climate Change Competence Centre (4C) Their work entails training a group of young African leaders in negotiation and advocacy for climate action.
Passionate about environmental justice and dedicated to empowering people to be agents of change in their communities, André-Yanne joined the Climate Reality Project Canada team as Executive Director in March 2019.
Based in Verdun, Canada, André-Yanne holds a Master’s degree in Anthropology from the Université de Montréal. She teaches a course entitled “Change and Climate Justice”, offered in the Certificate in International Cooperation at the Faculty of Continuing Education of the Université de Montréal. She is on the board of Mission Inclusion and CRE Montréal. André-Yanne has served on the Canadian Commission for UNESCO and the Conseil des Montréalaises.