Lisa Lachance

Executive Director and President/PhD Student (Health), Wisdom2Action, Dalhousie University

Children's rights, child and youth mental health, non-profit management, knowledge mobilization, public policy


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Lisa Lachance is the founder/co-owner of Wisdom2Action. She was the executive director of the CYCC Network since April 2013, which then became Wisdom2Action Ltd. in February 2018. She uses her strong cultural competence and collaborative leadership skills to connect people in meaningful ways – so they can solve problems and move forward. Lachance has facilitated participatory community-building and knowledge-sharing workshops for thousands of people. She has consulted for Canadian, international, and United Nations organizations on children’s rights and gender equality projects.

Lachance is MLA for Halifax Citadel-Sable Island and was first elected to the Nova Scotia House of Assembly in 2021.

Lachance's areas of expertise include knowledge mobilization, public policy, strategic planning and community engagement. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Development Studies and a Masters in Public Administration, both from Dalhousie University, and has started her PhD in Health. Lachance has also been recognized as an effective non-profit leader as past president and board member of a range of national Canadian non-profit organizations. She remains active in many community organizations in Halifax.


  • Children's rights
  • Child and youth mental health
  • Non-profit management
  • Knowledge mobilization
  • Public policy


  • Dalhousie University
    International Development Studies
    Bachelor of Arts, Advanced Major, 1996
  • Dalhousie University
    Public Administration
    Masters, 2000

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