Véronique Herry-Saint-Onge was born and raised in Whitehorse, Yukon. In her teens, she was involved with Espoir Jeunesse, organizing activities in French to get young people engaged. She attended regional and national youth parliaments, sparking her interest in Canadian politics. She was also a youth ambassador throughout Canada, France and Japan.
Véronique attended the University of Victoria where she obtained a B.A. with distinction in political science and environmental studies. After her studies, she worked for the Yukon Ombudsman & Information and Privacy Commissioner, providing research and communications assistance. During this time, she was selected as the Canadian youth representative at the 2010 Sommet International de la Francophonie and she received the Youth Award from the Association Franco-Yukonnaise for her contributions to the community.
Following her passion for storytelling, Véronique pursued a master in journalism at Ryerson University. For her graduate research, she created a website highlighting the history and experiences of Yukon women in politics and how lessons learned from the territory could be used to get more women involved in politics across the country. Her research received the Joseph-Armand-Bombardier scholarship and made the Top 25 in SSHRC’s Storytellers Contest.
During her studies Véronique interned at CBC News and the Canadian International Council. In 2013, she was selected as a Leader of Tomorrow at the St. Gallen Symposium in Switzerland. She worked as an associate producer for TFO’s public affairs show, 360, before joining Navigator Ltd. as a public affairs consultant in Toronto.
Véronique has travelled to over 25 countries on four continents. Other than globetrotting, her interests include Canadian politics, women in politics, international and intergovernmental relations and the North.
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