Governance and Ethics

ONE DROP is committed to demonstrating transparency, both in terms of its actions and its accountability. This is why the organization calls on trustworthy people to support and guide its ideas and decisions. Above all, ONE DROP seeks to show respect to its donors and the people who take part in its projects.

Board of Directors

The ONE DROP Board of Directors includes six members elected by the General Assembly for their vast experience in managing non-profit organizations or their expertise in areas related to the organization’s mission.

France Chrétien Desmarais, Chair
Robert Blain, Treasurer
Clément Guimond, Treasurer

Management Committee

Our management team puts its varied expertise to use in the daily activities of ONE DROP. It bases its actions on the organization’s mission and objectives.

Catherine B. Bachand, Executive Director
Nicole Ollivier, Consulting Director
Danielle Valiquette, International Cooperation and Development Director
Marie-Ève Roy, Director of Communications, Awareness and Social Mobilization Programs
Alexandre Meunier, Director of Development and Corporate Partnerships
Vacant, Finance and Administration Director

Governance Committee

The Governance Committee is a standing committee of ONE DROP and reports to the Board of Directors. It ensures that ONE DROP's Board of Directors applies good governance practices.

For ONE DROP, governance is defined as the organization’s exercising of authority, guidance and control to ensure that its mission is accomplished, including the organizational efficiency related to sound management by means of accountability, planning, transparency and participation.

Scientific Committee

The Scientific Committee is comprised of four members from some of the world’s leading universities and institutions. The Committee shares its expertise on water issues and knowledge transfer with the Board of Directors.

Sylvie Paquerot, Chair
Pedro Arrojo
Stephen C. McCaffrey
Gordon Young

Financial Ethics and Governance Committee

The Financial Ethics and Governance Committee helps the Board of Directors to ensure that the financial ethics and governance responsibilities of ONE DROP are fulfilled, including those related to acceptance of contributions, accuracy of financial data, investment management, adherence to the code of ethics and conflicts of interest.

Robert Blain
Robert Bélisle
Jacques Faille

Program Committees

ONE DROP enjoys the invaluable support of many people who possess considerable expertise and experience. These experts make up advisory committees, including the International Cooperation and Development Program Management Committee, the Awareness and Mobilization Program Management Committee and the Philanthropic Development Committee. Their aim is to support the members of the management team in their duties.


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    while promoting self-reliance through innovative water access and management projects.
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