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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.

Jennifer Regnier 

Owner & Founder

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.

Co-Founder & 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 and Halifax.

Mélanie Chevrier

Francophone Program Lead

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.

Rachel Richard

Content Creator, Coach and Facilitator

Rachel is a coach, consultant, speaker and author with an uncanny ability to engage audiences, tell stories and motivate others. Educated in Health Science, specializing in Human Kinetics, she brings almost 20 years of background in communications, elegant leadership, project management on multimillion-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 in a college setting. Whether in front of large audiences, small groups or one-on-one, you will always find her educating!

Esther Leeman

Coach & Techsploration Program Coordinator

Esther worked for 2 years at Maakplaats021 for the Public Library in Amsterdam. She has experience teaching 21st-century skills to children between the age of 6-12 by providing them with hands-on experience in designing and creating while using new technology.
Esther has worked with teachers and educators in the Netherlands and has experience with developing custom educational programs.

Esther is passionate about education and believes that science and technology should be available to everyone. Since moving to Ottawa, Esther wants to continue creating awareness on the importance of educating in technology.

Sue Hemstreet, B. Ed

Curriculum Coach & Content 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.   

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.

Placement Opportunities

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.