Andrée Ménard is a Canadian expert on immigration and educational services for refugees. She is the Durable Solutions for Refugees Specialist at WUSC. With a passion for making a positive impact, she leverages her expertise to provide invaluable technical assistance and guidance to emerging education pathway programs globally. Her primary focus lies in managing, implementing, and developing initiatives to foster innovative complementary pathways and durable solutions for refugees.
As an expert for the Technical Assistance Partnership (TAP) initiative, Andrée, alongside WUSC and Michelle Manks, work collaboratively with the Government of Mexico to strengthen the capacity of the Mexican Commission for Refugee Assistance (COMAR) representatives to develop better viable, efficient, and gender-sensitive structures, processes, and internal systems.
As part of her multifaceted role, Andrée actively cultivates and nurtures stakeholder relations. She fosters collaboration and builds strong partnerships to amplify the impact of WUSC’s flagship Student Refugee Program, which helps refugee students access higher education and transform their lives.
Based in Ottawa, Andrée garnered valuable expertise during her tenure at Global Affairs Canada and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Ecuador before joining WUSC. She holds a Master’s in Sociology, complemented by an International Development and Globalization specialization.