Board of Directors
Comprised of three volunteer members, we’re committed to:
- Maintaining the vision and integrity of the project
- Guiding the coordination and implementation of the Campus
- Developing and supporting marketing and communication strategies
- Generating financial support through advocacy, donations and income from sustainable development and community initiatives
- Maintaining strategic relationships with partners and collaborators
- Establishing new partnerships and business relationships
Eric Corneau, President/Co-Founder
As a senior consultant with Sivummut Solutions, a national leader in human resources and strategic planning, Eric plays a key role in educational initiatives and strategic planning to build capacity and support training initiatives in Canada with a special focus on Nunavut. During the previous five years, Eric was the Regional Dean for the South Okanagan-Similkameen in British Columbia.
Prior to that Eric worked in Iqaluit as Vice-President of the Nunavut Arctic College. He was instrumental in the development of new partnerships and program delivery, involving extensive consultation with Indigenous peoples, community, industry, and various levels of government. Before becoming Vice President, he served as Dean of Language, Education and Culture based in Iqaluit at Nunatta Campus and prior to that as Manager of Policy and Planning.
In 2006, as president and founder of Mowaca Inc., a Gatineau-based consulting company, Eric’s team led the strategic planning process that led to the founding of Eco Echo two years later. Eric is a graduate of Concordia University (B.A. Honours in Political Science, Major in Community and Public Affairs) and the University of Ottawa (Masters in Public Administration).
Christopher Minnes, Vice-President/Co-Founder
Mr. Minnes is experienced in planning, marketing, organizational development and fundraising for non-profit educational, cultural and environmental organizations.
At San Francisco Botanical Garden, he manages annual donations and is completing a $8 million fundraising campaign for a new plant nursery. While director of development for Los Angeles-based TreePeople, he raised $15 million for inspiring youth and community programmes and funding for a “sustainable” environmental education centre.
Christopher graduated from Principia College with a B.A. in Political Science. He holds an M.B.A. in Business Administration and a Masters in Arts Administration from Southern Methodist University (Dallas). He is credentialed by the Association of Fundraising Professionals as a Certified Fundraising Executive.
Christine Tremblay, Board Member
Ms. Tremblay has enriched the cultural life in Ottawa for over twenty-five years, as an arts consultant and founding executive director of Arts Ottawa East (AOE) Arts Council. She offers expertise in organizational development, strategic planning, community development, lobbying, fundraising, collaborative facilitation and partnership development. Christine was the driving force behind Ottawa’s Shenkman Arts Centre, and raised $5 million for the Endowment Fund to support artistic activity within the Centre.
Christine has led many successful advocacy campaigns to inspire and motivate citizens to become involved in their community. With boundless energy and enthusiasm she has succeeded in meeting the challenges of promoting the arts in Ottawa, improving the lives of artists and making the arts more visible and accessible.
Christine graduated from the University of Ottawa with a BSC (Recreology) specializing in Community Development. She was the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal, the Order of Ottawa, the Victor Tolgesy Award and Leading Women Building Communities Awards from the Government of Ontario.