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Jean-Pierre Taschereau

Taschereau, Jean-Pierre

Emergency Operations Dircetor


Jean-Pierre Taschereau has been a part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement since 1991. He has been engaged in various disaster response operations in Canada and overseas, including the Louisiana floods in 1995, hurricane George in Puerto Rico in 1997, the Quebec ice storm in 1998, hurricane Mitch in Guatemala and Nicaragua in 1999.

Between 1999 and 2004, Mr. Taschereau worked with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Mexico, Indonesia, Colombia and Sudan. He was a relief coordinator for the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) in Indonesia and the Canadian Red Cross’ Senior Manager for Field Operations from 2005 to 2006. From 2007 to 2009, he was deployed as a Disaster Management delegate then Operations Coordinator with the Pan American Disaster Response Unit (PADRU) in Panama, and led the Red Cross Movement’s response to the Haiti earthquake in January 2010. From 2012 to the end of 2014, he was one of the IFRC’s three Head of Emergency Operations (HEOps), and led the development of the IFRC’s response to the influx of Syrian refugees in Jordan, the food security crisis in the Sahel and the early response to the Ebola outbreaks in Sierra Leone and Guinea. Since January 2015, Mr. Taschereau has returned to the Canadian Red Cross as Director of Emergency Operations.

Mr. Taschereau has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Master of Arts from the Université Laval, in Québec.

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