Jenn Meilleur

Jenn is our Executive Director at NewStories and an ex officio member of our Board of Directors. She is a social innovation facilitator, sense-maker and strategist. Her passion is for cultivating bold, creative, and participatory leadership to build capacity and create the conditions for happier, healthier, and more environmentally sustainable and resilient communities and workplaces. She has two decades of experience supporting and leading initiatives at the intersections of sustainability, community development, organizational development, and systems change. With a deep commitment to building connection and belonging, Jenn is on a lifelong learning journey around anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion in the centre of systems change.

In her own community, Jenn co-founded a nature-based elementary school program and is a board member of a UNESCO Biosphere initiative in the Salish Sea. She is also a member of her local Food Policy Council and is part of the Coordinating Circle for the local Community Health Network.

Jenn finds her inspiration in nature on the traditional lands and waters of the K’omoks First Nation on Vancouver Island in Canada with her husband and two children. She provides facilitation and consulting services primarily to Vancouver Island, throughout the province of British Columbia, and in the Pacific Northwest.