Charles Vallerand

Domain of Expertise: Cultural and creative industries, Cultural policy, Freedom of artistic expression, Media diversity, Status of the Artist
Nationality: Canada
Mr. Vallerand has more than 25 years of experience in cultural policies, public broadcasting, and international cooperation. He was appointed Executive Director of the Canadian Coalition for Cultural Diversity and General Secretary of the International Federation of Coalitions for Cultural Diversity in 2009. The international NGO plays a lead role in advocating for the recognition of the distinctive nature of cultural goods and services in the context of global trade liberalization and for participatory governance in the development of public policies promoting the diversity of cultural expressions. The Federation is recognized by UNESCO as an official partner with consultative status and serves on the NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee.