Hélène is the Director of the Fall Prevention Program at Parachute. Previously she was the Program Director for Injury Prevention at the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (ONF), bringing research into practice to reduce the incidence and prevalence of brain and spinal cord injuries particularly as it relates to falls across the lifespan. She was instrumental in the development and ongoing success of key knowledge mobilization initiatives such as communities of practice (Loop and Loop Junior) and the annual fall prevention campaign (Fall Prevention Month). Hélène has also been involved in numerous research projects as a funder, advisor and published author. She has presented at conferences and has been part of conference planning committees at provincial, national and international levels.
Hélène brings to Parachute more than 30 years of experience working in the fields of health promotion, chronic disease prevention and injury prevention. Her knowledge and skills include project management, program and system planning, evaluation, strategic partnership building, knowledge exchange and implementation science. Hélène is a skilled bilingual facilitator and convenor of experts and practitioners with the goal to generate evidence-based, sustainable solutions. She uses a collaborative and participatory approach with the intent to effect change at a practice, collective and system levels.
Hélène has a Master’s Degree in Applied and Experimental Social Psychology from the University of Guelph and a Certificate in Voluntary Management Sector from York University, Schulich Program.