Sonia joined the board in 2020.
She sees the role of culture as vital in creating a sense of place and belonging. In particular, she loves discovering the different cultures that make up the Francophonie today. Fully bilingual in French and English, Sonia will draw from her deep set of experience to help guide AFV to achieve its goals successfully.
Originally from Montreal, Sonia transferred to Vancouver with Xerox Canada in 1991. Sonia’s tenure at Xerox spanned over thirty years. She possesses extensive experience in business development, employee management, operations, and project management. She is a recipient of multiple awards as an outstanding achiever in sales and customer satisfaction.
Over the last nineteen years, Sonia has devoted her time volunteering for non-profit organizations. She was President of The Trottin Trottinette Parents Association French pre-school and Andre Piolat. During her mandate, she developed a before and after school care program. She spent the last four years as a chair of The Vancouver College Parents Association, successfully leading and project managing their annual Mayfair fundraising event resulting in her receiving the WhiteWash Award for outstanding contribution.