CBC Hires Isabelle Picard as Indigenous Affairs Specialist

Isabelle Picard

CBC Radio Canada has hired Isabelle Picard as its new senior specialist of Indigenous Affairs, working on CBC Radio Canada’s Community Inclusion team.

Luc Benoit, Radio-Canada’s Executive Director of Operations, Administration and Transformation, is pleased to announce the appointment of Isabelle Picard, a Huron-Wendat ethnologist and First Nations expert, as Senior Specialist in Indigenous Affairs.

Bringing invaluable First Nations expertise along with a proven ability to turn insight into action, Ms. ‌Picard‌ will help the Corporation deliver on the Indigenous component of its objective to reflect contemporary Canada.

She will work to build stronger relationships with Indigenous communities in order to improve their representation in the public broadcaster’s workforce and content. She will also be the key contact on Indigenous affairs for the organisation’s external partners as well as her colleagues at CBC/Radio-Canada.‌ ‌

A graduate in Quebec ethnology and Indigenous studies, ‌Isabelle‌ ‌Picard‌ has served as a consultant to nearly two dozen government and Indigenous entities,‌ including the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador and the Quebec department of public security.

She also sits on the board of the ‌Musée‌ ‌de‌ ‌la‌ ‌civilisation‌ de Québec, lectures at UQAM,‌ and is a regular contributor to Radio-Canada’s ‌‌Espaces‌ ‌autochtones‌ and the Télé-Québec series Kebec. Until recently, she was a contributor to La‌ ‌Presse+.‌ ‌

Isabelle ‌Picard‌ ‌will start her new role on May 4th and report to ‌Luc‌ ‌Simard, Senior Director, Community Inclusion.