Joanne Larocque-Poirier is Chief of Staff and Corporate Secretary at the Canada Council for the Arts. In this role, Joanne provides planning, analytical, and advisory services to the Director and CEO and ensures the integrity of the Council’s governance framework. Joanne also oversees human resources and organizational development. As the Council’s Official Languages Champion, Joanne ensures the Council’s continued leadership as a bilingual organization that values and uses both official languages. Joanne also serves as the Council’s Information Management Senior Officer.
Previously, Joanne was Head of Prizes at the Council, responsible for a national program of prizes and fellowships. Before joining the Council, she held curatorial and exhibitions management positions at the National Gallery of Canada.
Joanne served as a board member for the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Foundation from 2009 to 2014. Joanne was appointed to the Board of the Association of Professional Executives of the Public Service of Canada (APEX) in October 2019.