A woman of action, Louise Imbeault has always been on all fronts, whether it be in her professional, social or family life.
Over 30 years of experience at Radio-Canada has given Louise a series of firsts: First female News Editor, first female Television Editor and first female Radio, Television and Internet Editor. In 1996, she became the Radio-Canada Atlantique Director. In 2007, under her leadership, that institution was given a new name, Radio-Canada Acadie.
After retiring from Radio-Canada Acadie, she purchased a publishing house, Bouton d’or Acadie, which focuses mainly on publishing literary works by local writers, intended for Acadian youths and giving Acadia the chance to be reflected on the local, regional, national and international scene. Made in Acadia, printed in Canada.
In June 2010, the Société de l’Acadie du Nouveau-Brunswick awarded Louise the Prix Albert Sormany, for the devotion and priceless contributions she brought to her community. In 2016, she received the Order of Moncton, for her contributions to the beautification of her hometown and to its cultural development. In September 2017 she was elected President of the Société Nationale de l’Acadie. The following year, she received the Order of New Brunswick, for her contribution in the Media and Communications sector and to the Acadian community. A few months later, The University of Moncton’s Board of Governors named Louise “Chancellor” for 5 years. Additionally, she managed to raise a family of 4 children, and made sure they learned the importance of community development. Today, she is a proud grandmother.