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An experienced environmental and community relations specialist joins the ranks of Tarquti 

Tarquti Energy is pleased to welcome Jeanne Gaudreault, an environmental and community relations specialist, to its team. Jeanne joined the Tarquti team on May 27, 2024 with the desire to contribute to the development of renewable energy projects in partnership with Nunavik communities.

Jeanne has a remarkable track record, having handled Inukjuak community relations and environmental impact studies for Nunavik’s first and largest run-of-river hydroelectric plant. She holds a bachelor’s degree in forest resource management and began her career with the Quebec Ministry of Energy and Resources before holding various engineering and management positions, including a role as forest engineer with PESCA Environnement. For almost 20 years, Jeanne held a management position in community relations and environment for a well-known renewable energy developer in the country. Jeanne has organized and participated in numerous public hearings, open houses, and consultations for the Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnement (BAPE) and the Kativik Environmental Quality Commission (KEQC). She uses her attentiveness, professional rigour and understanding of environmental and cultural issues to ensure positive collaboration between project stakeholders.  

“Jeanne’s exceptional dedication, cultural responsiveness, and proactive approach will serve Nunavik communities by ensuring that the energy transition aligns with their interests and aspirations. Jeanne’s arrival is a promising development for Tarquti, as we embark on a summer filled with community engagement initiatives and the pursuit of several pre-feasibility and environmental impact studies in various communities,” affirms Joë Lance, Tarquti’s Director General.

As the new Director of Environment and Community Engagement, Jeanne will assume a pivotal role in devising and executing engagement strategies with Nunavik communities. Her contributions will be instrumental in fostering and nurturing positive relationships with stakeholders and regulatory bodies for the issuance of environmental permits, the execution of action plans, and the monitoring of our commitments in this domain. Jeanne will work in close collaboration with Community Energy Champions on a daily basis to design and implement engagement activities tailored to specific community renewable energy projects. She will also institute various environmental impact assessment mechanisms and contribute to the overall advancement of renewable energy projects in Nunavik.

“I’ve been working in the renewable energy sector for almost 20 years now. I’m still energized by the pre-project stages and the importance of building positive, lasting relationships with Indigenous communities. Tarquti’s mission has always greatly inspired me, and I join the ranks with the firm conviction that Nunavik has the right to self-determination for a sustainable, reliable, and profitable energy future for Nunavummiut,” says Jeanne Gaudreault, Director of Environment and Community Engagement at Tarquti.