Secretariat

Role of the Secretariat

The Secretariat is headed by an Executive Director and its activities are carried out by professional staff from Canada, Mexico and the United States. Each year, the Secretariat submits the Commission’s program and budget to the Council for approval. The Secretariat also has special responsibilities to consider submissions from any non-governmental organization or citizen that a party is failing to effectively enforce its environmental law.

Executive Director

Jorge Daniel Taillant

Jorge Daniel Taillant is a seasoned global advocate for environmental justice and environmental protection. His career spans several decades, working with international development agencies, as an advisor to governments and with civil society organizations in Latin America and around the world promoting innovative approaches to environmental protection, fostering sustainability criteria in international development finance, and by working to promote greater corporate accountability in the area of sustainable development.

He has worked for the last decade to tackle the escalating climate emergency through aggressively reducing the rate of global warming in the short term by phasing out the most intense climate pollutants, such as methane, black carbon and HFCs, while building climate resilience and strengthening adaptive capacity in the most climate-vulnerable and disadvantaged communities.

Most recently, Mr. Taillant served as Climate Justice Policy Advisor at the Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development (IGSD) promoting more ambitious climate action targeting short-lived climate pollutants and worked closely with the UN’s Climate and Clean Air Coalition as an advisor on strategies to reduce methane and black carbon emissions.

Mr. Taillant brings to the CEC a breadth and depth of experience in sustainable development, environmental justice, and climate policy through community engagement and public participation.

CEC Executive Director

Staff

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Nathalie Daoust
Director of Government Relations, Strategy and Performance

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Paolo Solano Tovar
Director of Legal Affairs and Submissions on Enforcement Matters (SEM)

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Marcela Orozco
Head of Advisory Groups and Private Sector Engagement

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Lucie Robidoux
Head of Unit for Ecosystems

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Orlando Cabrera-Rivera
Head of Unit for Environmental Quality

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Armando Yáñez Sandoval
Head of Unit for Green Growth

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Patrick Tonissen
Head of Unit for Communications

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Georgina O’Farrill
Officer Outreach and Partnerships

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Caitlin McCoy
Legal Officer, Legal Affairs and SEM

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Yolanda López Maldonado
Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) and Indigenous Affairs Officer

Cezar Anghel
Information Technology Manager

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Antoine Asselin-Nguyen
Project Lead

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Lauren Roy
Project Lead

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Danielle Vallée
Project Lead

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Catherine Boyd Michaud
Project Lead, Advisory Groups and Private Sector Engagement

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Dominique Croteau
Project Lead, Geospatial and Environmental Information

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José Antonio Casis
Lead, Planning and Performance

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Bhan Gatkuoth
Coordinator, Diverse and Inclusive Outreach and Engagement

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Malika Elhadj
Executive Assistant to the Executive Director

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Rocío de la Infiesta
Assistant to the Director, Government Relations, Strategy and Performance

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Violaine Pronovost
Grant Programs Coordinator

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Simonetta Ferrante
Assistant to the Director, Administration and Finance

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Doris Millan
Assistant to the Director, Legal Affairs and Submissions on Enforcement Matters (SEM)

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Mariana Beltrán
Assistant, Advisory Groups and Private Sector Engagement Unit

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Erika Hercules
Assistant

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Nicole Goñi
Assistant

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Dora Alvarez
Social Media Coordinator, Communications

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Marilou Nichols
Publications Administrative Coordinator

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Liliana Paz Miller
Meeting Services Coordinator

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Frantzy Charles
Comptroller

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Frantz Bernard
Administrative Coordinator, Human Resources and Payroll

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Carmen Cimpian
File Management Clerk

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Michel Lafortune
File Management Clerk

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Linda Lee
Accounting Clerk

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Olga Sotelo
Assistant

Our Core Values

Transparency

Build trust around you

Integrity

Do the right thing

Excellence

Strive for the best

Collaboration

Make it happen together

Inclusiveness

Diversity is enriching

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Reports and Governing Documents

Quality Assurance Requirements

November 4, 2021

Quality assurance standards applied to all our information products

Staff Rules

November 4, 2021

These Rules set out terms and conditions of employment, working relationships and rights and responsibilities of the employees in the service of the Commission

Financial Rules

August 24, 2021

Rules governing the financial administration of the CEC

Secretariat

700 de la Gauchetière St. West, Suite 1620,
Montreal, Quebec, H3B 5M2
Phone: (514) 350-4300
Fax: (514) 350-4314

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