- Program Year
- Country of Current Residence
- City/Town of Current Residence
- Current Position
- Public Policy Entrepreneur, Lecturer, Consultant
- National School of Public Administration (ÉNAP)
Lecturer and consultant
- 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 public policy entrepreneur, a lecturer, and a professional speaker with keen interest in urban affairs, bikenomics, analytical design, the sharing economy and the role of urban art.
An expert on the collaborative economy and its impacts on public policies, Guillaume advises public and private organizations, and was invited to give over 200 presentations, on this topic, at home and abroad. The author of Canada’s first city by-law on the sharing of private spaces, he also developed the country’s first university course on the collaborative economy and public policy, which he teaches at the National School of Public Administration (ÉNAP). In January 2018, he was appointed president of the Quebec Government working group on the collaborative economy.
Convinced of potential of data visualization for better policymaking, he is a senior consultant at Voilà Information Design, where he works with both private and public organizations, notably on improving the presentation of data and budgetary information.
Having lived and worked on three continents, he has been a consultant in public policy for the public, private, and non-profit sectors at home and abroad. He has worked in public diplomacy and international relations, and more recently, as a city councillor in Montreal, in urban affairs, and since, on issues pertaining to the collaborative economy.
A member of the Raoul-Dandurand Chair in Diplomatic and Strategic studies and a veteran election observer, Guillaume Lavoie has been a frequent a media analyst on public policy, US politics and international relations. An engaged social entrepreneur, he is the co-founder of the Collège néo-classique .
Guillaume holds an MPA (Énap), a B.A. in industrial relations and certificates in administration, and law (Laval University). In addition, he completed executive programs at the London School of Economics and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. A Public Policy Scholar at Woodrow Wilson Center, Guillaume is also a Fellow of Action Canada, the Jeanne-Sauvé Foundation, and Next City, and a laureate of the Public Policy Forum’s Marcel Côté Award for leadership in public policy. He is fluent in French, English and Spanish.
Guillaume is a proud son of the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region in rural Quebec.
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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.