Despina Sourias has 18 years of experience in organizations working with youth, women and immigrant populations.
A quadrilingual Montrealer, she holds a Bachelor's degree in International Development from McGill University and a DESS in International Administration from the École Nationale d'Administration Publique de Montréal.
Her desire to help young people find their way in the job market led her to the Carrefour jeunesse-emploi Notre-Dame-de-Grâce where she has worked since 2006. Through her various positions and with her expertise in socio-economic development, she has initiated, organized and participated in the development of several innovative projects bringing together key stakeholders from the community, education, government and business sectors.
Recognized for her dynamism and collaborative leadership, Ms. Sourias is involved in initiatives that promote Montreal's diversity. She has served on several boards and advisory bodies such as the Intercultural Council of Montreal.
Under the unifying and inclusive leadership of Gracia Kasoki Katahwa, the vision of the Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grâce borough will be refocused on the well-being of families, the revitalization and greening of our streets, and the revitalization of commercial arteries to offer the population an inclusive, safe and pleasant neighbourhood. Access to housing, sustainable modes of transportation and transparency are at the heart of our priorities. By drawing on the seasoned experience of Magda Popeanu and Peter McQueen, and the fresh perspective of our dynamic team: Despina Sourias, Victor Armony and Jérémie Alarco, we are offering the borough’s residents a renewed vision of a neighbourhood on a human scale.See more