Laura Marchand

Digital reporter

Laura Marchand is a digital reporter with CBC Montreal. Laura is focused on local news as well as municipal and provincial politics. She previously worked with CBC Montreal's morning radio show Daybreak and the Montreal Gazette. You can reach her at

Latest from Laura Marchand

2023 Black Changemakers

Money matters: She's helping people in Quebec City's Black community figure out finances

Annick Kwetcheu Gamo left wealth management to help those who don’t know where to start, launching Code F, a non-profit agency that helps people become more financially savvy.
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She's creating a community for African women in Canada

Djamilla Touré, who left the Ivory Coast for Morocco as a teen, felt she'd filled a void when she came to Montreal to study and met other West African students. That inspired her to start an online forum for women from the African diaspora.
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The sum of success: This teacher has helped countless students learn to love math

Alix Adrien, a veteran math teacher and school administrator who is now at the helm of the Quebec Board of Black Educators, is dedicated to helping Black youth thrive academically.
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For this Montrealer, volunteering is a way of life

Vanessa Manroop, a recipient of Canada's Volunteer Award, says she’s motivated by her love for helping others.
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How this Montreal psychotherapist is using storytelling to break down mental health barriers

As a psychotherapist, Lisa Ndejuru has heard a lot of stories. But the first one she had to unravel was her own: as the daughter of Rwandan refugees, she struggled to put a narrative to her own family history.
2023 Black Changemakers

Auntie, confidante, coach: Tenicha Gittens does it all for her players

As a basketball player on scholarship in the U.S., Tenicha Gittens had Black female coaches to look up to. Today, as coach of the Concordia Stingers women's team, she strives to show her players that's a path they can take.
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She puts 'sweat, blood and tears' into teaching kids with mental health challenges

Tina Oppong's own traumatic experience in early childhood, when her parents had to leave her behind in her native Ghana, informs her work as head teacher at the Jewish General Hospital's child psychiatry day program.

Parents of young kids say Quebec's health-care system has failed them

With emergency rooms overflowing, basic fever medicine and antibiotics difficult to come by and thousands still waiting for a family doctor, many families say there’s no help when things go wrong.

Quebec class action alleging Fortnite is addictive will go ahead, judge rules

The class action will also discuss in-game purchases, namely cosmetic items — known as skins — and the game’s Battle Pass system, which offers expanded rewards as players level up.

Public health urges Quebecers to get back into pandemic habits ahead of holiday season

Public health authorities are asking Quebecers to get back into their old pandemic habits ahead of the holiday season, as viruses continue to put pressure on the province’s health-care system.