Rachel Gouin has been appointed executive director of Le centre de prévention et d’appui (Le CAP). The organization provides mental health, addition, and other therapeutic services to the francophone community in Ontario.

Gouin holds a master’s in political management from the Clayton H. Riddell Graduate Program in Political Management at Carleton University and a PhD in education from McGill University. Before moving to Le CAP, she worked as executive director of the Child Welfare League of Canada and as director of research and public policy for BGC Canada.

Gouin credits the Riddell Program for improving her government relations skills. “I became a more effective lobbyist, securing millions of dollars to improve health, education, and employment outcomes for children and youth in Canada.”