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5 February 2024

Véronique Lamontage, recién nombrada Directora Ejecutiva de Abogados sin Fronteras Canadá

Véronique Lamontagne, recién nombrada Directora Ejecutiva de Abogados sin Fronteras Canadá

Quebec City, February 5, 2024 – Lawyers Without Borders Canada (LWBC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Véronique Lamontagne as the organization’s new Executive Director.


Ms. Lamontagne, who specializes in human rights, access to justice and migration, has an impressive career in international legal cooperation and urban diplomacy to her credit. She has successfully undertaken numerous assignments for Global Affairs Canada (GAC) and the UN, contributed to the establishment of the Mayors Migration Council, and until recently, served as Director of the International Relations Bureau for the City of Montreal. Alongside her notable achievements, her passion for inclusion issues and her ability to navigate complex environments make her the ideal person to lead the organization through this new chapter in its history.


“We are confident that Ms. Lamontagne’s appointment will strengthen the organization’s ability to shine in a changing and uncertain global context, one that is also full of opportunities. Her expertise will be a major asset in maximizing the impact of our mission worldwide.” – Delia Cristea, President of the Board of Directors of Lawyers Without Borders Canada.


“It is with immense joy that I embark on this new stage, excited to join a team of committed professionals and contribute to the success and development of Lawyers Without Borders Canada, a unique and daring organization. Together, we are ready to rise to the challenges and create a meaningful and lasting impact.” – Véronique Lamontagne.


Véronique Lamontagne will assume her new role in mid-March, bringing her strategic vision and mobilizing leadership to Avocats sans frontières Canada. In the meantime, Karine Ruel will continue to act as interim Executive Director. LWBC would like to express its deep gratitude to Ms. Ruel for her professionalism and the quality of her work during this important period of transition for the organization.


About Lawyers Without Borders Canada:

LWBC is a non-governmental international cooperation organization whose mission is to contribute to the implementation of the human rights of people in vulnerable situations, by strengthening access to justice and legal representation.


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