International specialists in co-op and NPO base in Montréal (Canada), Jean-Pierre Girard combine expertise in field work and academic for 30 years. Recent works, speech and writing included for UN, OECD, Médecins sans frontière (Switzerland), International Association of Mutual Benefit Societies, Ruralia Institute (Finland), Coop and Mutual Canada.
Among various tasks, he currently works as a consultant for the upcoming International Summit of Cooperatives (Quebec City, October 2016). He teaches in graduate programs in social economy at Université du Québec à Montréal. Girard actually sit on boards of 6 different corporations from local to international, including Alliance for Health Promotion, a Geneva base NGO.