Speakers List

Janice Melanson

Janice Melanson

Executive Director ACORN

Janice has lived and worked in communities across Canada, from BC’s agricultural fruit belt to Montreal, Quebec, to Sackville, NB where she moved with her family in 2014. Passionate about personal and community food security, Janice is a gardener and long-time supporter of organic agriculture. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Sackville Farmers’ Market since 2015.

Janice brings with her years of leadership experience and rigorous training in governance, finances, and non-profit management in the charitable sector, including prominent health charities such as Breast Cancer Action Quebec, and the Kidney Foundation of Canada. A self-described “dot connector”, Janice brings not only years of campaign and program management experience, but a solid track record in networking and engagement, bringing constituent partners and collaborators to the table and uniting them under a common purpose.