Ms. Roy, a Franco-Albertan, was born in St. Paul. An educator by profession, she taught social studies at the senior level in French immersion and French first languages schools in Edmonton before becoming a school administrator in 1989.
A community leader and activist, she has been involved in many francophone projects and institutions, including chairing the group whose actions led to the opening of Edmonton’s first publicly-funded French first language school, École Maurice-Lavallée, in 1984. In 1989, she was named Assistant Principal at École Maurice-Lavallée, where she contributed to the development of the first Francophone High School program in Alberta. In 1991, she served on the Minister of Education’s task force on the governance of francophone schools in Alberta, which led to the creation of francophone school boards in our province.
She has served on numerous Alberta Education committees, including the K-12 Social Studies Advisory Committee, as well as committees of the Alberta Teachers’ Association and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation. For her contributions to education, she was named to the Order of Canada in 2000.
Ms. Roy’s volunteerism has also been evident in numerous cultural and educational organizations at the local, provincial and national levels, including the Edmonton 2004 Celebration Committee and the Human History Gallery Project of the Royal Alberta Museum. Ms. Roy is a founding member of La Cité Francophone, a community and business centre in Edmonton. She has been a trustee of the Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation, which includes the Canadian War Museum, since 1995, and has been Chairperson of the Board since 2003. She is the recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee Medal and the Alberta Centennial Medal.
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