Executive Director

Jeanette Doucet has been with ACUNS since September 2014 and comes with a background in teaching, communications and program development and delivery. She has had a varied career working primarily with Indigenous communities in Canada and with a focus on sexual health and reproductive rights at Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and Planned Parenthood Ottawa. Jeanette is a former resident of Inuvik, Northwest Territories, which she calls her “northern home”, second only to her Cape Breton home in Acadie.


Communications Specialist

Janice Ioi Gardner joined ACUNS in May 2018.  Her background stems from both sides of the communications business, having worked at CBC/Radio-Canada in local and corporate communications, and in broadcast production as an associate producer.  Janice is a graduate of Ryerson University’s Radio and Television Arts program, and has worked on commercials, films, television series, corporate videos, and documentaries as a production manager.