Isabelle Dasylva-Gill

Isabelle Dasyl­va-Gill is a native of the Paris region of France and moved to Cana­da more than 15 years ago. 

She is cur­rent­ly the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of the Société aca­di­enne et fran­coph­o­ne de l’Île-du-Prince Edward Island — SAF’Île, the offi­cial spokesper­son and orga­ni­za­tion for the Island’s Aca­di­an and fran­coph­o­ne community. 

From 2009 to 2018, she held sev­er­al posi­tions in the provin­cial gov­ern­ment, includ­ing Pol­i­cy and Plan­ning Ana­lyst, Pop­u­la­tion Growth Offi­cer and briefly as Act­ing Direc­tor of the Aca­di­an and Fran­coph­o­ne Affairs Sec­re­tari­at. Pri­or to that, she worked for the Asso­ci­a­tion for New­com­ers to Cana­da, help­ing new Islanders settle. 

She has received var­i­ous recog­ni­tion awards for her lead­er­ship, vol­un­teerism, and con­tri­bu­tions, includ­ing the Diver­si­ty Cham­pi­on Award. 

Isabelle Dasyl­va-Gill is very involved and active­ly engaged in her com­mu­ni­ty: over the past few years, she has sat on sev­er­al boards of direc­tors of orga­ni­za­tions devot­ed to com­mu­ni­ty devel­op­ment, the Fran­coph­o­nie, the sta­tus of women and chil­dren, mul­ti­cul­tur­al­ism, men­tal health for youth and access to jus­tice, among others. 

She is also a mem­ber of the Board of Gov­er­nors of the Uni­ver­sité de Monc­ton and has served on the PEI Pre­mier’s Spe­cial Com­mit­tee on Recov­ery and Growth. 

Her degrees include a degree in Inter­na­tion­al Busi­ness, one in Busi­ness Eng­lish, and a master’s degree in Mar­ket­ing Research and Strat­e­gy from Sci­ences Po in Paris, France. She has also received cer­ti­fi­ca­tion in Col­lab­o­ra­tive Lead­er­ship and Facil­i­ta­tion in addi­tion to the Uni­ver­si­ty of Prince Edward Island’s Man­ag­er Program. 

She is flu­ent in French, Eng­lish, Span­ish, Sene­galese and has a basic knowl­edge of Portuguese. 

Isabelle became an Islander by choice over 12 years ago and still lives on PEI with her hus­band and three children.