Edith Cloutier

Executive Director of the Val-d’Or Native Friendship Center for 20 years, President of the Regroupement des Centres d’amitié autochtones du Québec (RCAAQ) and the first Aboriginal Chair of the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT)’s Board of Directors, Édith Cloutier distinguishes herself with her human and innovative approaches to social justice and social inclusion.

Edith Cloutier received the Female Personality of the Year Filon Award from the Val-d’Or Chamber of Commerce in 2004; was made Knight of the National Order of Quebec, in 2006, by the National Assembly of Quebec; and gained the title of Women of Action and Knowledge by Femmes Autochtones du Québec.