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Selena Gignac

Selena Gignac

Selena Gignac

Executive Director, genius

Selena joined genius as Executive Director in July 2018 and is an alumna of the first Calgary Next
Up cohort (2010). As an anglophone, Acadian-settler mother living in Alberta, Selena’s
relationship with colonialism is complex. She believes that reconciliation is rooted in both an
understanding of self and in collective community experiences. This is critical and personal
work as she strives within her own communities to decolonize what it means to be part of the
Acadian diaspora. With almost 15 years experience in the non-profit sector, Selena has
coordinated national and international workshops, collaborations, and open spaces that
explore responsible ally-ship, grassroots leadership, and youth agency. She is Co-Chair of the
Board of Directors of Canadian Roots Exchange, and has been a community facilitator with the
4Rs Youth Movement. Selena currently lives and works on Treaty 7 lands. She loves board
games, animals, and chasing after her vivacious toddler.

You can reach Selena at selena@geniusgenerations.org

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