Senior Policy Associate
Vivien is a Senior Policy Associate for Mowat NFP bringing her expertise in policy and program development, evaluation and research for Canadian and international non-profit organizations, the United Nations, governments, cities, and indigenous communities. She has worked on various issues including governance, urbanization, indigenous justice, crime prevention, homelessness and poverty reduction. More recently, Vivien led the restructuring of a region-wide community safety program for the Inuit of northern Quebec, and advised the Government of Canada, Government of Quebec and City of Montreal on their social policies. She is the co-founder of the First People’s Justice Center of Montreal, the first urban indigenous organization in Quebec to provide justice-related services, and sits on the Board of Directors. Vivien has worked in senior management roles leading the development of large-scale programs that reduced crime rates and improved well-being, acting as models of success that influenced government policy. Vivien is a graduate of McGill University where she completed an honours Master’s degree in Sociology and an honours Bachelor of Arts in Economics and International Development Studies.