Meet the Board

New board members were elected at our September 2023 Annual General Meeting. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Board, please write us at

Here are the current board members:

Daniel LamotheTreasurer I have been a resident of Orléans since 1979 and seen it grow and develop incredibly in the past decades. My spouse and I moved to Convent Glen in 1997 and have lived here since, enrolling our three children at École des Voyageurs and exploring the many parks and green spaces. I was an active member of school councils for 19 years, and I am an avid cyclist and music festival volunteer. I am very curious about the impact of the stage 2 Light Rail Transit expansion on our community; I joined the CGOWCA Board of Directors to learn more about this impact and to represent my neighbours and friends.

Josée Thibault – President A Franco-Ontarian from Northern Ontario, I moved to Ottawa in 1999 to attend university.  I have lived in the Convent Glen – Orléans Wood area since 2004. I have two children and a dog with whom I am often out and about walking, biking, or cross-country skiing. I joined the CGOWCA Board of Directors to get more involved in this wonderful community and support local initiatives.

Matthieu Gagnon – Director I was born and raised in Orléans. In my 20s, I moved around a bit while working as an exploration geologist in the gold industry. I moved back to Orléans around 2010 and moved to Convent Glen in 2018. I am a dad of two girls and I want them to grow up in a thriving community where they will have freedom and independence. On my free time, you will often see me in the parks around Voyageurs or running errands on my cargo bike. I also enjoy board games and run a weekly Dungeons and Dragon campaign.

Mireille Brownhill – Secretary My family moved to Orléans from Blackburn Hamlet in 2001, and we’ve loved it here ever since! We’ve lived in Convent Glen since 2005.  I joined the board of the CGOWCA to become involved in our community, to help develop relationships between neighbours, create new traditions and help bolster ongoing activities.  I’ve been involved in school activities for my three sons and I am a current volunteer at the Orléans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre (OCCRC) and Helping With Furniture. Social justice and access to resources are my jam.


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