Nicole brings over 20 years combined leadership experience as an executive director, vice principal, educational consultant and teacher whose personal and professional passion is centered on the promotion of a bilingual Canada for all those who call Canada home.
Ms. Thibault’s career in education began as a classroom core French and French immersion teacher with the Ottawa Carleton District School Board in 1987. Ms. Thibault has also strategically led and supported teaching staff and students as a special assignment teacher and Vice Principal before moving on as a seconded professor at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Education, assisting in the management, delivery and facilitation of special projects related to conflict resolution and leading change within the education sector. She then served as Executive Director for the Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers for almost ten years. From 2010-2014, Ms. Thibault took on consultant work with various cultural, educational and other not-for-profits.
Ms. Thibault is greatly supportive of CPF’s mission to provide official language education opportunities for all students in Canada and is enjoying her role of advocating for this cause at the federal level. “I strongly believe in individual bilingualism as a personal benefit and I am absolutely passionate about effective language learning as a way to engage more Canadian students so they too can be passionate about French as a reflection of Canada’s linguistic duality” says Ms. Thibault. “I have been afforded the opportunity to attend French language schools and a bilingual post-secondary institution and to move freely from one official-language-dominant work milieu to the other. I am living proof that bilingualism works, and every child in Canada should be afforded this same right.'”
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