The Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity Quebec is very pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Shirlane Day as Executive Director.
Shirlane Day has been the Executive Director of the Pacific Institute since 2009. This organization, recognized by the Government of Quebec as a leading partner in the fight against bullying, is dedicated to the development of programs and services in conflict prevention and resolution in order to build violence-free living environments.
Ms. Day has extensive experience in nonprofit management, having worked for over 25 years at the local, regional and national levels with nonprofits. She has worked for many years for social, human and philanthropic organizations including the United Way of the Outaouais, the United Way of Canada and the Dr. Julien Foundation. She was recently awarded the Outstanding Career in Philanthropy prize by the Association professionnelle en philanthropie (AFP) section du Québec.
Shirlane Day is very involved in her community and has also helped establish a Crime Victims’ Centre in Gatineau, Quebec. Shirlane Day holds a graduate degree in management of public organizations from the École Nationale d’Administration Publique and a master’s degree in criminology from the University of Ottawa. She has also completed training in civil and commercial mediation at the University of Sherbrooke and in coaching at the École de Coaching de Gestion.
We are very honored that she has agreed to invest with Habitat for Humanity to achieve our ambition of becoming a key player in social real estate in Quebec through sustainable volunteerism and responsible development. We want to act in a way that has a positive impact on the well-being of families and we develop projects that respond to the new imperatives of society and the environment.
About Habitat for Humanity Quebec
HHQ, which is part of Habitat for Humanity Canada (HFHC), is a non-profit organization that strives for a world where everyone lives in an acceptable home. HHQ relies on the combined efforts of volunteers and partners to build simple homes that facilitate access to home ownership for families with limited income. It actively participates in the circular economy through its ReStore home improvement store network.