Profile Louis Grenier

Louis holds a Master’s degree in the management and development of cooperatives from the University of Sherbrooke and a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Calgary. He has also received training in management, in administration, in project management, as a mediator, as coach and as business adviser.

Louis has worked for small, medium and large companies; in private, public and social enterprises; in for-profit as well as non-profit organizations. He has been involved in the non-profit sector for more than 30 years.

Some current activities:

  • President, Co-Options Consulting
  • Co-operators Community Advisory panel

Some past activities:


  • Consultant
  • Southern Alberta Community Relations for «l’Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Alberta
  • Co-ordinnator of the Cercle de collaboration de Calgary
  • Executive Director of the Conseil de la coopération de l’Ontario
  • Community liaison for the Secrétariat provincial de l’Association canadienne française de l’Alberta
  • Program Director for the Prairy Hub Co-operative Development Initiative
  • Government and Communications Co-ordinator for the Conseil Canadien de la Coopération
  • Southern Alberta RDÉE Agent for La Chambre Économique de l’Alberta
  • Author of a 5 year National Action Plan for the Youth involvement in Francophone Co-ops within Canada
  • Manager of the Calgary Inter-faith Second Hand Furniture Store
  • Warehouse supervisor, responsible for the operations of the Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank


  • Community Mediation Calgary Society Board of Directors.
    • Alberta Board Development Program Instructor
    • RDÉE Ontario Board of Directors
    • Assemblée de la francophonie de l’Ontario (AFO) Board of Directors
  • Le Réseau de développement économique et d’employabilité de l’Ontario (RDÉE) Board of Directors
  • Canadian Community Economic Development (CCEDNet) Board of Directors
  • CCEDNet Practitioner Development Committee
  • Alberta Community Economic Development Network Steering Committee
  • Cofounder of the Calgary Alternative Transportation Co-operative (CATCO)