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.