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Frantz Benjamin

Frantz Benjamin

  • Member for Viau
  • Quebec Liberal Party
  • Official Opposition Critic for Youth Issues
  • Official Opposition Critic for Tourism
 

Biography

Born in Port-au-Prince (Haiti)

Education

  • Certificate in screenwriting, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
  • Bachelor’s degree in communication studies, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
  • Diploma of College Studies (DEC) in the humanities, Collège de Rosemont

Professional Experience

  • Project manager, Société Paroles (2002-2008)
  • Consultant in intercultural relations and diversity management (2004-2009)
  • Information officer, Communications Québec/Services Québec, Gouvernement du Québec (1995-2008)

Community and Political Involvement

  • Municipal councillor for the Saint-Michel riding, Montréal (2009-2018)
  • Founding member and vice-president of the Fonds 1804 pour la persévérance scolaire, a foundation providing students with support so they do not drop out of school (2014-2018)
  • Chair of Montréal City Council (2013-2017)
  • Member of the school board, Commission scolaire de la Pointe-de-l’Île (1998-2012)
  • Member and chair of the Conseil interculturel de Montréal (2006-2008)
  • Member of the board of directors, Carrefour Jeunesse-Emploi, Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (2004-2007)
  • Member and vice-chair of the Conseil interculturel de Montréal (2004-2006)
  • Co-chair of the task force on racial profiling in Montréal, under the auspices of the CRARR (2003)
  • Member of the board of directors, CHAIS-Ressource Famille (1993-2003)