- Program Year
- Country of Current Residence
- City/Town of Current Residence
- Current Position
- City Councillor
- City Hall Montreal
City Councillor, Consultant, Entrepreneur, Lecturer
- Civic Engagement, Communications (including media), Consulting, Entrepreneurship (including social), Finance / Economics, Government, International relations, Law, Politics / Policy
- French, English, Spanish, Catalan
- Interest(s) / Expertise
- administration, finance, government, international affairs, politics, sharing economy
Guillaume Lavoie is a Montreal City Councillor representing Marie-Victorin district citizens in the borough of Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie. In 2013, he was named the Official Opposition’s spokesperson for finance, government relations and international relations. He is also Vice President of the Finance and Administration Committee at City Hall. On October 11, 2016, Guillaume announced his intention to run for Projet Montréal leadership, the official opposition party at city hall.
Guillaume is particularly interested in accountability measures, mobility, bikenomics, the sharing economy and the role of urban art. A lecturer at the National School of Public Administration (Énap), a member of the Raoul-Dandurand Chair and an international observer, Guillaume has been a frequent commentator and analyst in the media on international current events and American politics. An innovative social entrepreneur, he is the founder and former executive director of Mission Leadership Québec and co-founder of the Collège néo-classique.
Before entering politics, Guillaume Lavoie worked in public diplomacy, public policies and international relations. Having lived and worked on four continents and visited more than 30 countries, he has been a consultant for the public, private and associative sector in Canada and abroad. He has participated in over 15 exploratory or electoral observation missions on behalf of governments, INGOs and International Organizations.
Resolved that his experience and international network should further the success of young Québec leaders and their organizations beyond the borders of Québec, he founded “Mission Leadership Québec” , which he also directed up until November 2013. This initiative encourages young Quebec leaders to develop new networks and opportunities in countries and regions of strategic interest to Quebec and Canada by emphasizing the identification and networking of future decision makers who in the next decade will assume leadership roles in government, business and large organizations.
Guillaume holds a Masters degree in International Public Administration from the National School of Public Administration in Montréal, as well as a B.A. in Industrial Relations and Certificates in Law and Business Administration from Laval University, in Québec City. From 2004 to 2006, he served as Vice President, Federal and International Affairs of the Quebec Federation of University Students (FEUQ) – the largest youth group in Quebec.
The first French Canadian to become a Sauvé Fellow, Guillaume is also a Fellow of the public policy leadership program, Action Canada (2005) and of the international leadership program of the Forum of Federations (2002).
Generously sharing his experience with participants at the inaugural Sauvé Encore! Program in November 2014, Guillaume was a presenter in the “Being a Thought Leader” segment of Practice Leadership.