Executive Director
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Olivia Labonté is an economist with a passion for global youth advocacy and sustainable cities. She has advised and worked with a number of local and international institutions, including the OECD and the IMF. She was recently appointed by the United Nations to sit on the UN-Habitat Youth Advisory Board representing the North American region. She is also a member of the Standing Committee of the World Urban Campaign, an advocacy and partnership platform focused on raising awareness about positive urban change in order to achieve green, productive, safe, healthy, inclusive, and well planned cities. In 2014, Olivia represented Canada at the Y20 Summit, analogous to the G20. Her work at the Summit led her to present youth unemployment related findings at the 2014 World Bank and IMF Annual Meetings. Olivia holds a Masters (M.Sc) in Applied Economics from the University of Montreal (HEC).