Cooperatives and Mutuals Canada
André Beaudry is Executive Director of Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC), where his primary goal is for the cooperative sector to be recognized as a strategic sector of the mainstream and social economies of Canada.
André’s is a convener, a man of action and vision. Under his leadership, he envisions CMC will become the vital backbone of an effective network where Canada’s 8,000 small, mid-sized and large cooperatives can thrive.
Prior to CMC, André served as Chief Advancement Officer at Saint Paul University, where he was responsible for securing funds to establish Canada’s first School of Social Innovation; Canada’s first School of Transformative Leadership; the Mauril Bélanger Social Innovation Workshop; a new Centre for Student Life; a new Centre for Counseling and Psychotherapy; and a $1 million fund to educate indigenous psychotherapists.
Prior to this role, André served as Vice President of Canadian Partnerships with Colleges and Institutes Canada, where he oversaw programs serving over 140 colleges. He has also served as Vice President of External Relations with Conestoga College, where he was responsible for securing $96.9 million in private and public sector funds.
Earlier in his career, André served as Director of Development with the British Columbia Institute of Technology Foundation, as Executive Assistant to a retired Ontario cabinet minister, and Special Projects Consultant to a retired federal cabinet minister.
André lives in Ottawa with his wife Karine and daughter Alexandra.