About Wards 6 and 7 Combined
SEPARATE SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEE CANDIDATE
- A Systematic, Highly Organized, Results Driven Community Leader
- 18 Years’ Experience in the Public, Private and Non-Profit Sectors
- 12 Years’ Combined Board Governance Experience
- Separate School Board System Graduate
- Graduate Level Education and Teaching Experience
- Diverse Experience with Students, Clients, Staff, Media, Volunteers and the Public
- A Sincere Passion for Helping Others and the Community
Renaud’s platforms include: Mental Health Physical Literacy Access to Resources Community Partnerships
Jeremy Renaud has enjoyed serving the Windsor-Essex Community through multiple leadership capacities.
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Jeremy Renaud spent his formative years in East Riverside, Windsor and was a student at St. Rose and St. Maria Goretti Catholic Elementary Schools. He attended F.J. Brennan Catholic High School, then transferred to Assumption College Catholic High School where he trained full-time as a swimmer with the Windsor Aquatic Club, while doubling practices with the varsity team at The University of Windsor. During this time, Renaud was also an active member in both high school bands at Brennan and Assumption, and the Windsor Optimist Youth Band where he played trumpet, clarinet, saxophone and drums. After graduation, he studied Sport Management at Brock University. In his spare time he competed for the Brock Badgers’ swimming and rowing teams. He was President of the Sport Management Club and Athletic Council and volunteered with St. Catharines Community Living and competed with the St. Catharines Rowing Club.
In addition to his studies and all of these other pursuits, Renaud, in collaboration with his Sport Management Club executive and approval by program staff, led the sport management program student body to the 50th NHL All-Star Weekend (2T0R0NT0). He was then hired by the NHL to coordinate guest appearances as a liaison for Hockey Legends, Hall of Famers and Canadian National Team Athletes.
After graduating in 2000 with an undergraduate degree in Sport Management, Renaud won a world internship through the (then) Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union (CIAU) to work and promote professional hockey in Europe through the Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) prior to completing his placement in The Department of Athletics at The University of Michigan (UM) in Ann Arbor. He spent mornings in the student athlete development office assisting with life skills programs for many of the UM Wolverines, followed by afternoons job shadowing coaches and administration, then evenings and weekends working game operations for a myriad of events.
Renaud’s first job was project manager, then later general manager, for the Novelletto Rosati Sports & Recreation Complex to support opportunities for both disabled and abled-bodied athletes in Windsor-Essex County. He credits this experience through mentorship provided by local Rotarians and Circle of 7 as the key defining foundation for his community leadership and fundraising which he continues with today. He then headed to Japan to teach while representing the City of Windsor as a goodwill ambassador in Windsor’s sister city, Fujisawa-Shi, Kanagawa Ken, Japan.
A year later, Renaud returned to Canada and served as a sports tourism coordinator for the Windsor-Essex Sports Tourism Alliance (WESTA) based out of the (then) Convention & Visitors Bureau of Windsor, Essex County & Pelee Island (CVB), working on a variety of local, provincial and national level events including secondment to the 2005 Pan American Junior Athletics Championships and Super Bowl XL.
He enrolled in The University of Canterbury in New Zealand to study Education and graduated with top marks while competing in Water Polo and volunteering as a coordinator for the NZ University Games where he and his teammates won the coveted ‘Shield’ as the Games’ overall University Champions in 2007.
Returning to Canada during the Summer of 2007, Renaud secured leadership roles in Sports and Recreation Services at Western University (London, Ontario) as the Mustangs’ marketing director, then working as general manager for its major Games Program for Special Olympics Canada. He returned to Windsor in 2010 where he was actively involved with The Kidney Foundation of Canada as its publicity and events coordinator before serving as a sports administrator for Windsor-Essex County. He was also Chairperson for KidSport Windsor-Essex and the Windsor-Essex Sports Council (co-founding both with local community leaders), the Windsor/Essex County Sports Hall of Fame and Museum (where he played a critical role in the development of the Primary Home Project with his team at The Windsor International Aquatic and Training Centre) and inaugural male board member and Governance Chair of Leadership Advancement for Women and Sport (LAWS).
According to Community Sports Council Ontario, Renaud is the youngest person and only known community sports leader to have led a trifecta KidSport, Sports Council and Hall of Fame program in Ontario – and possibly the nation – at one given time simultaneously.
Renaud has also served on a variety of committees for the HOCKtoberfest International Female Hockey Festival (III-VI), 2012 World U17 Hockey Challenge, 2013 International Children’s Games and the Windsor Spitfires Foundation, to name a few. His volunteer fundraising efforts culminated in over $4,200,000 combined between 2011 and 2015 and cultivated relationships with 145 community sports clubs, 52 partners, 36 corporate sponsors, 5 provincial organizations, the Greater Essex County District School Board, Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, St. Clair College, The University of Windsor, and more, toward creating positive change and policy development for Windsor-Essex. Through these experiences he was first and foremost committed to enabling opportunities for under-resourced children in the Windsor community toward receiving the ‘Gift of Sport’ through KidSport.
Renaud is currently a part-time instructor in Sport and Recreation Management at St. Clair College. He is also a senior staff member belonging to the World’s largest Transformers event (TFcon), Canada’s largest sports collectibles event (The Sport Card & Memorabilia Expo), several Ontario Collectors Con events and the region’s leading pop culture event, Windsor ComiCon.
Of special note, Renaud’s father John, who comes from and practices a tremendous Catholic faith, was a separate school board teacher from 1973-2000. During his free time he coached a myriad of sports teams while organizing the Canada-Wide Science Fair. Renaud’s mother, Dionisia, was a social worker with the Ministry of Health (later Ontario Ministry of Community Social Services) from 1965-2000, specializing in vocational rehabilitation services and a first generation Filipino immigrating to Windsor. She was a pillar of community support through the Filipino Federation of Windsor-Essex and Ladies of Rizal for over 40 years. Renaud’s late Uncle, Dr. Antonio P. Doctor, was an accomplished artist, educator and director at The University of Windsor School of Visual Arts, and founded The Knights of Rizal in Canada holding the position of Knights Grand Commander. Renaud’s aunt, Bernarda Camello-Doctor, was a long-time educator and home economics teacher at St. Anne Catholic High School. As the first Filipino to immigrate to Ontario (and arguably Canada) in 1960, she founded the Filipino-Canadian community as well as the Ladies of Rizal (then Filipino Federation of Windsor-Essex) with her matriarchs. She was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Award and in 2016, The University of Windsor Alumni Association Award for merit.
Renaud’s wife, Dana Stanciu, has spent the past 19 years working with homeless individuals at risk through social services, mental health and addiction programs at a local community health centre. Both Renaud and Stanciu are proud parents of son, Ryder, age four, who will be attending École élémentaire Georges-P-Vanier this fall.