Joined the DSYTC Board in 2015.
Recognized as one of Canada’s Outstanding Principals in 2014 by the Learning Partnership of Canada, René Bibaud has been active both in schools and the community at large for over 35 years. His training and participation in the Executive Leadership Program at the University of Toronto, Rotman Business School of Management has broadened and enhanced his leadership in both the school district and numerous Foundations.
Recently retired from the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, René speaks at conferences across North America on innovation and leadership in education and he continues to support the school board with various initiatives. At present, he sits as a Director on both The Ottawa Distress Centre and the Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre Boards and serves on The Advisory Committee to Citizen Advocacy Ottawa’s Fetal Alcohol Resource Program.
Previously, René was Chair of Easter Seals Ottawa for three years; past Board Member of Child & Youth Friendly Ottawa (CAYFO) for three years; and past Board Member with the Education Foundation of Ottawa for nine years. René also served as a foster parent with the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa for five years.