Stefan Fournier

Acting Head: Indigenous & Northern Communities & Sustainability


Stefan Fournier is the Acting Head: Indigenous & Northern Communities & Sustainability at The Conference Board of Canada. In this role, Stefan oversees INC’s various lines of business, including its multi-stakeholder, custom, and field-based research initiatives.

Past Work Experience

Stefan spent over 15 years in a variety of roles, including as an Executive Network Manager, Researcher, and Policy Analyst with the Board, and as the Principal of a research consultancy. Committed to supporting socioeconomic development in Canada’s northern and remote regions, his publications and community-based work have focused on economic and infrastructure development, housing, community resilience, and capacity development. Stefan has sat on a number of research review boards and was a member of the Indigenous Resilience Sub-Working Group for the Canadian Roundtable for Disaster Risk Reduction. He is passionate about working with others to collectively address the challenges and opportunities facing northern and remote Canada.

Academic Background

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University of British Columbia

Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University


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