MEPEC’s Board of Directors ensures that MEPEC’s mission is achieved. Most members are part of Quebec’s English-speaking community. They have much knowledge and professional experience in a variety of areas such as education, community, administration, health and social services, etc.

Board members are volunteers who believe that with respect, communication, compromise et teamwork that anything is possible in community.

The Board of Directors is elected each year during the Annual General Meeting in June. The submissions can be made throughout the year. Familiarity with MEPEC’s work and previous experience (such as serving on a committee, attending or facilitating support groups, etc.) is recommended.



Tarek Dahab (President) is dedicated to serve the ESC after attending English school boards throughout Quebec for many years. He served 22 years in law enforcement and is the father of 2 presently Riverside School Board’s students.


Paul Mitchell (Vice-President) holds a New Zealand Justice of the Peace warrant and has served in the New Zealand Armed Forces as well as the Military Police. He then went on to become a civilian Police Officer and attaché to the Minister of Police in New Zealand. After leaving this service, he then owned and operated several successful businesses before coming to Canada in 2001. After arriving in Canada, he owned and operated two businesses and eventually retired in 2012.


Kris Klove (Treasurer) is a very involved person in her community. She is currently on the Executive Committee of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 121 in Otterburn Park, the treasurer at MEPEC and she attends meetings at the Woman’s Participation Group. She was also asked to work on the Poppy Campaign as well as the Canada Day Celebrations this year.


Ardèle Warr (Secretary) is a retired high school teacher and union activist. She was raised in Montreal, the Maritimes and here on the South Shore. Ardèle has worked for most of her career on the South Shore. Now, in retirement, she is looking forward to adding MEPEC and its work on behalf of the English-speaking community to her commitments.


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Melissa was born and raised in Toronto, moving to the South Shore of Montreal in 2007. She completed her Bachelor of Arts with a major in Sociology at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. She has worked in the philanthropic sector for over 10 years, currently at a Montreal-based foundation that supports those most vulnerable. Melissa is the proud mother of two elementary school-aged boys and is excited to be a part of MEPEC in furthering its mission of supporting the English-speaking community.

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