Louise is a member of the Ontario College of Teachers and a leader in educational use of innovative and emerging technologies. She conceives and implements technology solutions that advance youth achievement and engagement in the world.
As a senior consultant with more than eighteen years experience in Canadian cultural and education networks, Louise has a range of accomplishments to her credit when it comes to engaging youth, their parents, and those who educate both.
Louise moves easily between classroom and business settings and has, over the past decade, dedicated herself to the networked learning environment in which today’s youth — as well as the young-at-heart — increasingly thrive. Louise brings a sense of humour and strong creative skills to all that she does. She has a knack for building strong collaborative teams. In her spare time, she supports youth organizations in the Ottawa region.
Dana is an engineer and educator who has applied technology within learning environments for the past 26 years. While working in both large and small technology companies in North America, Europe and Asia, Dana has developed learning programs for a broad range of topics, including technical and business skills, youth life challenges, and public emergency preparedness procedures.
While serving on the editorial board of the American Society for Training and Development’s Training and Development Magazine, Dana was introduced to the best practices of learning professionals from around the world.
Dana volunteers as a youth sports coach in his community. More than anything else, this experience has taught him invaluable lessons that he applies liberally when working with grownups!
Not only is Claire fluent in three languages (French, English, Spanish), but it's her job to correct, organize, and offer direction to people in all three!
By working with a range of audiences in the private sector, government, and youth communities, Claire has come to understand how major variation in communications hinges on the target audience and the media used. Consumer magazines, corporate annual reports, government web sites, and small-town newspapers all require different approaches.
Because young readers typically scan through information, Claire’s biggest talent is her knack for aligning words into magical groupings that are short, powerful, and to the point. We worship her as our language goddess!
Dominique is a consultation expert and facilitator with a strong background in social sciences and facilitation in elementary and secondary schools. She has a seasoned talent for bringing youth together outside of their comfort zones and putting them at ease, empowering them to interact, share their thoughts, and build new worlds.
Dominique is in tune with the youth realities and preoccupations that are rarely shared by the adults who engage youth. While Dominique knows that no technology can completely replace face-to-face human interaction, she has seen first-hand how online social networking tools are a great way to springboard youth engagement.
Over the years, SAVOIRNET has built an extended network of collaborators, subject matter experts and advisors, technologists, sociologists, teachers, and business people. When the need arises for a very specific skill set, we’re not often stumped on who to consult!
We’ve also fostered an ever-changing youth learning community clear across Canada. Through this community we stay in touch with rapidly changing youth realities, with how young people think, with what’s in, what’s out, and what’s next.