SPEAKER & FACILITATOR
COLUMNIST, PODCAST HOST
“Make a career of humanity.”
- Martin Luther King Jr.
Emilie Nicolas is a columnist with Le Devoir and The Montreal Gazette, the host of the Détours podcast on Canadaland, and a regular analyst and commentator for CBC and Radio-Canada. Emilie has been published in several journals, magazines and newspapers, both in French and English. Most recently, she won the Quebec’s cultural magazine (SODEP) 2020 Excellence Award for Best Essay, for a piece in the Liberté magazine.
Emilie has contributed to various organizations in Canada and internationally. She currently sits on the board of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation, a crown corporation dedicated to the elimination of racism, and Informed Opinions, a non-profit organization working towards more gender equality in Canadian media.
An active bridge-builder, Emilie is a co-founder of Québec inclusif (2013), a movement that united citizens against racism and social exclusion. She also initiated a coalition campaigning for equality and against systemic racism in Quebec (2016).
Emilie is the recipient of a Harry Jerome Award for leadership along with a Governor General’s Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case. She completed the Action Canada Fellowship (2015) as well as the Jeanne Sauvé Public Leadership Fellowship (2019).
All of Emilie's conferences are built from scratch, tailored to your needs: equity, human rights, international cooperation, Quebec-Canada relations, language, racism, gender or public policy issues.
Examples of the most recent conferences:
FIGHT TOGETHER AGAINST RACISM IN YOUR PROFESSIONAL ENVIRONMENT
PAY EQUITY: THE CHALLENGES OF THE NEXT GENERATION
THE IMAGE OF QUEBEC IN CANADA: BEYOND STEREOTYPES
WHAT PLACE FOR BILINGUALISM IN REFLECTIONS ON EQUITY?
TOPICS: Equity, human rights, international cooperation, Francophonie and language policies, Quebec-Canada relations, racism, gender and public policy issues
FORMATS: Panels, interviews, podcasts or Master of Ceremonies
LOCATION : MONTREAL, CAN
Emilie Nicolas: militer pour que chacun ait sa place
Cofondatrice de Québec inclusif, un mouvement qui s’efforce d’unir les citoyens de la province contre le racisme et l’exclusion sociale, Emilie Nicolas milite pour une société plus ouverte et plus inclusive depuis une bonne douzaine d’années. À l’invitation d’Oxfam-Québec, elle offrira tout le mois de novembre une conférence gratuite dans les cégeps et universités de la province pour sensibiliser les jeunes à l’enjeu de la parité dans les lieux décisionnels.
New St. Michael’s Course Examines Media’s Relationship to #BlackLivesMatter
In the aftermath of the 2013 acquittal of George Zimmerman, the man responsible for the death of Black teenager Trayvon Martin, a hashtag began to circulate on Twitter: #BlackLivesMatter. In the years that followed, the hashtag has transformed from a rallying cry in response to police violence against Black people to a powerful movement for racial justice and equality around the world.
Governor General Award-winning student advances women's rights in Quebec
We spoke with Nicolas about her activism work.