Team | Admin Director (maternity leave)
Living Lakes Canada's Administrative Director, Prudence-Elise Breton was born and raised in rural Quebec. She has always been interested in relationships between people and their natural environment. During her undergraduate studies in Social Work at Laval University, Quebec, she did an internship in a remote community helping them to build a development plan with the main objective of protecting their Salmon River as it brought them employment, food security, recreation and spiritual connection with nature.
In 2006, Prudence relocated to Prince George, B.C., to undertake a Master’s degree in Natural Resources and Environmental Studies. Her thesis was to examine how sustainability is implemented within EcoVillage at Ithaca (NY), a non-profit educational organization promoting sustainable living and land stewardship. During her studies, she fell in love with the beautiful scenery of British Columbia and was looking for a place to live where people would be ecologically minded. She chose Nelson in 2009. Since then, she has held multiple managerial and coordination positions in the non-profit sector and has been involved with various Boards and steering committees.