Eric Gionet is the Outreach Director at the New Brunswick Social Policy Research Network, and has many years’ experience working in various government departments in New Brunswick. Additionally, he has consulted on a number of Federal and Provincial committees in the development and implementation of social programs, policies and guidelines.
Mr. Gionet has a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Ryerson University and a Master’s Degree in Adult Education from the University of New Brunswick. He is very involved in his community and has donated his time and expertise to many social agencies including, United Way (past President), Greater Fredericton Social Innovation (founding member) and Leadership Fredericton (past President), and is a past member of Rotary International.
Eric is an avid runner: he has competed in the Boston marathon and is a member of the Capital City Road Runners. Other athletic pursuits include mountain biking and kayaking. He is a dedicated user of both land and water trails, and fully understands and appreciates their importance in creating opportunities for healthy active living for communities.
Eric lives in Fredericton with Dr. Gabriela Tymowski and their two dogs, Tess and Robbie, who also enjoy the beautiful Maritime trails. He has three adult children who share his love for outdoor activities, as well as a great appreciation for music. Eric has been a long-time volunteer stage manager with the Fredericton Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival. He is a strong supporter of arts and cultural events, and the local public libraries.
Mr. Gionet joined the Trans Canada Trail Board in 2011.