Since graduating in biological studies and undertaking a master's degree in renewable resources, Marie-France Brisson has worked in the municipal sector for over 15 years with a track record in change management and transformation. Her strategic thinking, ability to engage with different partners and transformational leadership skills quickly led her to take on strategic roles in complex environments.
As the head of the Kativik Municipal Housing Bureau, she has put her management skills and knowledge of the northern environment and its issues at the service of a team composed mainly of Inuit that she has successfully mobilized to achieve ambitious objectives. The driving force behind the KMHB's mission and projects, she is constantly on the lookout for new practices to improve living conditions of clients with special needs.
Recognized for encouraging tenant empowerment, she advocates for increasing investments, creating and retaining sustainable jobs and positioning her organization as an employer of choice in Nunavik. An agent of change and innovation, a builder of fresh teams and expertise, she is a woman committed and sensitive to the reality of Aboriginal peoples both at home and abroad. Involved in various international projects, she has been mentoring local governments in Colombia and Peru as part of the CISAL program, an initiative of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM).