Lucie Huot, Founder

Lucie Huot, directrice général Club 2000 Niagara

As the founding member and Executive Director of Club 2000 Niagara for the first 20 years of its existence, Lucie was responsible for many services offered in the Francophone community of Niagara. One of the services being the Employment Ontario Program for youth and adults throughout the Niagara region.

Lucie’s commitment as a Francophone community leader played a key role in ensuring Francophone representation at many local, regional, and provincial Employment, Tourism and Economic Development committees and Boards of Administration. Among which was First Work (Ontario Youth Association of Employment Centers), Board of Referees for Employment Insurance of Canada, Toronto 2015 PanAM/Para PanAM Games Francophone committee, and President of Direction Ontario.

As a partner in Tourisme Franco-Niagara, Lucie promoted the value of providing bilingual services to the tourism in Niagara. The magazine “Les Saisons Niagara”, now “Bonjour Niagara” continue to be distributed throughout Ontario, Québec, the Maritimes, and some European Tourism Events.

Elected President of Desjardins, Caisse Populaire Welland, she supported the socioeconomic development of the community. In 2013, la Caisse Populaire redistributed more than $50,000 to support a variety of community projects and organizations in education, sports, economic development as well as the Welland Hospital Foundation.

Since June 30th, 2021, Lucie is retired. We wish her to take advantage of her free time to enjoy whatever her heart desires, so long as it doesn’t look like work.

Happy retirement Lucie.