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Melanie Blanchette

Director, Northern Engagement

Thunder Bay

About Melanie Blanchette

Melanie brings a Northern perspective and a range of experience and transferable skills to Community Foundations of Canada. Based in Thunder Bay, she has a passion for community development with a particular focus on initiatives designed to impact rural and Northern communities.

Leveraging an ever-expanding portfolio of qualifications in human service work, Melanie has the ability to “wear many hats” in her efforts to meet and exceed professional goals. A self-proclaimed generalist, the scope of her experience has spanned virtually all aspects of community and social services and have included non-profit management, public service, policy analysis and change, start-up and turnaround challenges, as well as team-building, executive leadership, public relations and communications.

In her spare time she also works as a Sessional Business Professor at Confederation College. She enjoys road trips, camping, fishing, canoeing, generally anything sporty and outdoorsy and all preferably with her two large, goofy dogs.