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Marie-Hélène Mayrand


Using words to build bridges between generous donors and vulnerable populations is what she does best.

In another life, Marie-Hélène was active in community radio in Québec City and Bankass (a small village in Mali), studied Vietnam’s informal markets and Haiti’s water purification systems, and did a stint with Doctors without Borders. Since settling down here, she has found a way to continue travelling through reading and writing, and new causes have become dear to her heart.

Why Atypic?

“Because of the gratitude I have for life. I see myself as incredibly lucky and privileged, and I feel like I’m giving something back through my work. It’s a logical extension of my field experience and another way to meet people from other walks of life and flex my empathy muscle.”

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