Marie Labitté

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Development Officer:

Marie enjoys four years experience advising entrepreneurs on how to start, sustain and grow their businesses. At Canopy, Marie works on building a healthy and diversified funding base.

 

More about me 

I hold a Master’s degree in Law from Paris Jean Monnet and have a Master’s degree in Finance from Paris Descartes. I have worked in the business world, from small and medium enterprise development to venture capital and private equity research, but found my true calling in the environmental sector. Financial sustainability for Canopy is my focus and I work to foster and sustain deep and transformational funding partnerships for our world’s forests.

Why are forests important to me? 

In the forest I feel grounded and whole. Science agrees, forests are good for you. Moving to beautiful B.C, home of one the rarest types of forest on earth, was an obvious choice.

Why Canopy?

The first time I met the team my heart whispered “they’re the one.” Canopy’s approach is innovative, solutions-based and fun. We don’t shame and blame, but collaborate with everyone who wants to shift business-as-usual.

Ask me about 

Systems thinking, how to raise money for a good cause, hiking in British Columbia, and where to go on your next road trip.

What ruffles my feathers?

Seeing our natural world only for its resources availability and not its intrinsic value.