the unearth team
Meet The Team
The Unearth Education Éveillée team is a collective network of professionals and entrepreneurs dedicated to building skills in students to ensure they are equipped for their future of work.
Join us in the #SkillsRevolution.
Jennifer Regnier & Cathy Beleanger
CEO & Owner
Jennifer is a bilingual outgoing, creative and innovative award-winning program manager and facilitator who has worked with the education system for over 20 years creating and delivering curriculum-linked programs in both English and French.
Jennifer has received two Gold Global Best Awards from the International Partnership Network, in collaboration with the Conference Board of Canada, for her innovative, program development and partnership building in support of youth entrepreneurship.
Jennifer is an experienced community developer with a proven track record for understanding client training needs. Her dedication to creating unique and engaging learning opportunities paired with her ‘out of the box’ approach to program delivery allows her to build learning programs that come together seamlessly and captivate audiences.
Cathy Belanger, B.Ed.
Curriculum Director & Business Skills Consultant
Cathy has been teaching at the secondary level for over 28 years and believes in engaging students with experiential learning opportunities to build employability and life skills.
Cathy has received 6 Global Best Awards for her unique student and employer partnership projects. She has spoken internationally at business and education conferences in Durban, Brussels, Oslo, Houston and Tampa about the importance of partnering with outside organizations to bring real-life value to curriculum learning. Cathy also advised a K-12 Reference Group for the Conference Board of Canada (2014-2019) and has also presented nationally at the SPSE Conference Board of Canada Annual Conference in 2016 and at Engineers without Borders Annual Conference in 2015 about the importance of experiential learning in education.
Cathy has also created toolkits for the United Nations Association of Canada to build skills in new Canadians. These workshops are actively being delivered in Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto & Halifax
COO & English Program Director
Rachel is a coach, consultant, speaker and author with an uncanny ability to engage audiences, tell stories and motivate others. Rachel brings almost 20 years of background in communications, elegant leadership, project management on multi million-dollar business systems, strategic planning and business/community development.
Rachel excels as an educator having taught courses for children as young as four to youth and adults; on an ice surface to a college lecture hall. Whether in front of large audiences, small groups or one-on-one, you will always find her educating! Executive Director, John Rapp worked with Rachel for over 14 years quotes, “Rachel is energy, creativity and determination personified.”
Francophone Program Director
As a community innovator, consultant and trainer, Mélanie specializes in leadership, management, and collaborative strategies. Her work is focused on organizational and human transformation.
Mélanie is passionate about community development and the Canadian Francophonie. She has more than 20 years’ experience in the following sectors: education, non-profit, health, immigration, cultural and early childhood.
Committed to making a difference, Mélanie furthers her professional development around the Globe: Canada, France, Switzerland, and the United States. She is also a certified John C. Maxwell Coach, Trainer, and Speaker.
Sue Hemstreet, B. Ed
Curriculum Coach & Cointent Creator
Sue is an experienced educator with over 25 years experience in the secondary school system. As an energetic professional and proponent of experiential learning, Sue is committed to creating innovative and relevant educational materials that support secondary and post-secondary career pathway development.
Sue’s approach is focused on a commitment to student learning and engagement using ‘forward thinking’ and problem solving, employment partnership development and a collaborative learning approach.
Born and raised in Ottawa, Breanna Pizzuto has degrees from the University of Ottawa in Health Sciences and Psychology. Breanna has experience working various jobs in the healthcare and social services fields, including substance use disorders, supportive housing and crisis intervention. With a strong passion for helping others and an interest in breaking down stigma surrounding mental health and suicide, Breanna started her own business, Talk Tools, in 2018 where she offers workshops and consultation on the topics of active communication as it pertains to mental health and suicide intervention. In January of 2021, Breanna will begin her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University and plans to add a private practice to Talk Tools in summer 2023.
Curriculum Specialist, Elementary
Rebecca’s Bio is on its way! Check back soon.
Virtual Learning Logistics Manager
Andrea is the glue holding the virtual platform together, when she take a pause to breathe, we will ask her for a bio!
Anique MacEachern, OCT, M.Ed
Curriculum Specialist, High School
Anique became a member of the Ontario College of Teachers in 2009 and has taught several grades from Kindergarten to Grade 12. She holds a Master’s Degree in Education from the Centre de recherches en éducation franco-ontarienne under The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto with a specialization in Education, Francophonies and Diversity.
By providing them with opportunities to develop their metacognitive skills, she believes that students can play an important role in their learning.
Therefore, she seeks to offer young people authentic and engaging activities that inspire students to reflect.
A firm believer that every student can succeed, she also likes to propose learning opportunities rooted in a Franco-Canadian context.
Work with us!
We thrive on being innovative to create programs that respond to changing needs within the education sector. We operate on trust and leverage diverse experience and perspectives to create meaningful learning opportunities for students and educators.
The Unearth Education Éveillée team is made up of dynamic, detail-oriented, adaptable and innovative individuals who are passionate and driven. We are looking for ‘get the job done’ type individuals who are willing to go the extra mile to ensure that clients have the best learning experience possible.
Are you a College or University student looking for a unique placement opportunity?
We are always accepting interest from students looking for a meaningful learning opportunity.
We accept students from the following educational programs: Project Management, Event Management, Business Management, Marketing, Education, and Graphic Design.
Please contact Jennifer Regnier to discuss the possibilities.