Henri Robert Durandisse

Henri-Robert Durandisse was born in Haiti and now lives in Montreal. He is a social entrepreneur and has a passion for people and education. In addition to a graduate degree in community economic development, Durandisse holds a diploma in leadership and management skills from Concordia University. He also received training in special education and social adaptation from UQAM. Henri-Robert is recognized as a committed citizen with more than 30 years of involvement in social issues. Since 1992, he has been the director of the CHAIS Ressource-Famille organization, which operates within education. He was also a school commissioner from 2014 to 2020 and currently sits on the boards of directors of the CSSPI. In addition, he acts as a consultant to government and community organizations. Henri-Robert is also an accomplished poet who has published several works. He hosts two educational shows on Radio Centre-Ville in Montreal, where he combines thoughtful discussion with concrete action. Durandisse is also a founding member of the Fonds 1804 pour la persévérance scolaire, was chairman of the board of directors of Maison d’Haïti from 1999 to 2009, and is the vice-president of Radio Centre-Ville.

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