We’re very pleased to introduce our new Education Director, Jean-Sébastien Vallée, who started in his position this past summer. His primary role will be to evaluate and identify the education team's needs and ensure its development.
Jean-Sébastien has an impressive professional background: he taught French as a second language at Dawson College in Montreal, worked for the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse du Québec and then joined the Equitas international centre for human rights education where he was their senior education specialist.
For over 10 years, he developed instructional materials and led training sessions to enable human rights educators and marginalized groups to learn more about their rights and defend them more effectively. His work took him to various international locations such as Haiti and Tunisia.
With a bachelor’s degree in second language teaching from the University of Ottawa and a master’s degree from McGill University’s Department of Integrated Studies in Education focusing on teacher training and experiences in terms of diversity and respect for human rights, Jean-Sébastien is a real asset for our team, especially because of his in-depth understanding of the education sector’s realities.
He also recognizes the need for human rights and copyright compliance, as well as the importance of being compensated for creative work. We can count on him to put his expertise to use improving Copibec’s services for the education sector.