Sociologist, Specialist in Immigration Issues, Ethnocultural Diversity – Public Policy Analysis, Systemic Discrimination in Employment, Myrlande Pierre is the New Vice President and New Member of the Commission on Human Rights and Rights of Youth
Montreal, Thursday, July 11, 2019 ((rezonodwes.com)) – The Haitian-Canadian Myrlande Pierre, appointed Vice-Chairperson of the Commission on Human Rights and Youth Rights was sworn in on June 25 by the Speaker of the National Assembly, François Paradis.
Ms. Pierre will be responsible for the mandate entrusted to the Commission by the Charter and the Act respecting equal access to employment in the provinces. public bodies, said the CDPDJ.
She is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in the field of immigration and socio-economic integration, as well as issues of systemic discrimination and racism. Issues affecting women from ethnocultural and racialized minorities are the cornerstone of her work.
Holds a master's degree in sociology from UQAM and doctoral candidate in sociology from the University of Geneva, she held various positions as analyst, strategic advisor in public policy and management in public administration during his career. Since March 2018, she was President of the Table on Diversity, Inclusion and the Fight against Discrimination of the City of Montreal.
She was also co-chair of the Committee, State Governance and Justice of the Reflection and Action Group for a New Haiti (GRAHN) (2012-2019). The issues of social justice and equal opportunities are at the heart of its concerns
According to Philippe-André Tessier, Commission President, Myrlande Pierre “enriches the Commission's pool of expertise on issues such as racism and systemic discrimination. “
Note that the Commission on Human Rights and Youth Rights ensures respect and promotion of the principles set out in the Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms.
It also ensures the protection of the best interests of the child, as well as the respect and promotion of the rights recognized by the Youth Protection Act. It also ensures the application of the Act respecting equal access to employment in public bodies.