Isabelle Daoust - Biography
Ms. Daoust has over 20 years’ experience in law, policy, management, and international and public affairs.
Ms. Daoust was recently Senior Policy Advisor to the Minister of National Defence. She has devoted a substantial part of her career to the humanitarian and community sectors, having worked for the Red Cross in various contexts. She worked as a legal adviser with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Geneva, Switzerland, and was deployed to Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Ms. Daoust also worked for the American and Canadian Red Cross in leadership positions. Prior to joining the Red Cross, Ms. Daoust worked as an attorney at the law firm of Heenan Blaikie in Montreal.
Ms Daoust has extensive community involvement with organizations such as the New Edinburgh Community & Arts Centre in Ottawa, the Centre social d'aide aux immigrants in Montréal and the Canadian Council on International Law. Ms Daoust was a member and Vice-Chair of Hôpital Montfort’s Board of Trustees from 2015 to 2017.
Ms. Daoust has been a member of the Quebec Bar since 1997. She holds a Business degree from l’Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales and two law degrees (in civil and common law) from McGill University. She lives in Ottawa with her husband and two children.
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