Noëlle DePape is the Director of Training and Development at the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba. She is also a part-time lecturer at the University of Winnipeg’s Global College.
Noëlle holds an Advanced Masters in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia where she studied on a Rotary World Peace Fellowship.
She earned her 4-year BA at the University of Winnipeg in International Development Studies and Conflict Resolution. During her undergraduate, Noëlle spent a semester studying Human Rights at l’Université National du Bénin in West Africa.
Noëlle has worked in the areas of community mobilization, capacity building and youth programming with the Canadian Red Cross (Bosnia/Croatia/Canada), UNICEF, the Brisbane City Council (Australia) and in a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon with the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).
Noëlle also has extensive experience as a trainer, mediator and facilitator. She has worked as a dialogue facilitator with divided youth from South Asia and the Middle East at Seeds of Peace International Conflict Resolution Program and conducted a qualitative evaluation of their regional program in India and Pakistan. Furthermore, she worked as a trainer with a participatory NGO in Sri Lanka, conducting conflict management and leadership training to local staff and Tamil tea plantation workers.