Ethel Côté is Founding President of mécènESS inc, a one-stop shop for community development, social innovation, intrapreneurship and entrepreneurship. An esteemed leader in business development with a focus on community economic development, Ethel works with organizations locally in Canada and internationally, to foster financial independence and sustainability within their communities. She is a skilled administrator and program manager, and has trained more than 48,000 people in her methodology.
Having worked with nearly 1000 organizations over the course of her impressive career, Ethel has demonstrated expertise in diversified funding, management, strategic and business planning, governance, and organizational development. She is fluently bilingual in English and French, and can facilitate network building, communication, manage human resources, and develop partnerships in either language.
After earning a CALL Certificate in Canadian Agriculture Lifetime Leadership from the Université Laval and University of Saskatoon, Ethel went on to complete 2nd Cycle certification in Community Economic Development from Concordia University. She is a Certified Coop Developer and Certified Transition Trainer, and is committed to sustainable development and innovation in rural and urban areas.
Ethel has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Grade of Chevalier of the Pleiades (2003), Cooperation Council of Ontario Award (2004), First CIWARA in recognition of excellence in development Mali (2008), Co-operation Council of Ontario Certificate of Merit (2012), Multicultural Award (2015), UN Champion to Empower Women (2015), Order of Credit Unions in Ontario (2016), Saphir Award recipient for Women Personality of the Year (2016), and the Order of Ontario (2016). Her professional affiliations are vast, and include being a founding member of La Nouvelle scene and Social Enterprise Council of Canada, among other networks and organizations.
Based in Ontario, Ethel credits her success to passion, focus and perseverance.
International Society of Female Professionals Member Ethel Côté can be found on the Association Directory, where she is looking forward to networking with you.