Executive Director (ON)
Samuel Benoit is the Executive Director for Vélo Canada Bikes where he is working with our board of directors, members and the federal government to advance our national discourse around cycling. He’s passionate about active transportation, sustainability and has worked to promote work in these areas in Canada, India, China, Thailand, Ethiopia, Ghana and the United States.
Much of his experience in Canada has had to do with bikes. As a Programs Director for the youth-led environmental organization The Otesha Project, Samuel developed new systems and increased earned revenues for their signature cycling and performing tours. As Operational Manager for the Right Bike social enterprise under Causeway Work Centre, Samuel launched new services and partnerships to promote cycling in Ottawa while providing supportive work for people facing barriers to employment. With EnviroCentre Samuel worked with elementary schools and the City of Ottawa to promote walking and cycling to school.
In 2013, Samuel graduated with distinction from Hult International Business School’s Master of Social Entrepreneurship program in San Francisco, California. Earlier he completed a Bachelor of Arts with High Honours in Environmental Studies with a Minor in Geography from Carleton University.
Prior to working with Vélo Canada Bikes, Samuel spent the past few years as a stay-at-home dad, riding around his neighbourhood with his two sons in their family cargo bike.
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