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Josée Dion MCIP, urbaniste

Josée Dion MCIP, urbaniste





I have worked in the planning field for the past 20 years. I graduated with a master’s degree in urban planning and public administration and I am currently completing a real estate certificate program. I have worked internationally in South-East Asia on environmental impact management under World Bank and Asian Development Bank projects, funded by a research grant from the Canadian International Development Agency. Currently employed by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), I plan and implement initiatives on the National Housing Strategy as Senior Specialist, Research in the policy and research sector. Before that I managed social and affordable housing programs in the provinces and territories as Senior Program Analyst, which led me to evaluate the operational risks involved in programs associated with the enterprise appetite for risk framework; assess key procedures and internal control mechanisms; and coordinate a team that implemented action plans. Prior to that, as Senior Researcher, I developed research projects and managed research teams centred on housing needs for decision-making purposes.
Previously, as a municipal planner, I worked in support of the economic development of the cities of Montreal, Gatineau and Saint-Jérôme, where I planned and implemented neighbourhood revitalization programs; coordinated interdepartmental teams; minimized the impact on clients and maximized the socio-economic benefits for municipalities.

During my professional career and over the course of my real estate studies, I have developed expertise in real estate financing, housing project analysis and project management. As a strong proponent of continuous training, I am active in my professional order, the Ordre des urbanistes du Québec, as a member of the continuous training committee.