Gabriel Osson is a poet, novelist and painter. Born in Port-au-Prince (Haiti), he lives in Toronto. Retired from the Ontario Ministry of Education where he worked for ten years. Previously, he was a manager at Collège Boréal in Toronto, preceded by a long career in the private sector in addition to having been an organizational development consultant. He now devotes himself full time to writing. He gives lectures and leads writing workshops for different audiences, whether retirees or high school students in French-language schools in Ontario during the "Mordus des mots" tour. Very involved in the Francophone community in Toronto, Gabriel sits on various boards of directors: the Association of Authors and Authors of French Ontario (AAOF) of which he is the president; and the Toronto Radio Co-operative as a director. He also hosts the weekly Franco Découvertes radio show on the Toronto radio, CHOQ FM. Passionate by environnemental causes, Gabriel also sits on the board of directors of the Trees That Feed Foundation, which plants trees in different countries. Wanting to serve the children of his country of origin, he presides over the Haiti Futur-Canada Association, which aims to install interactive digital boards, equipped with solar panels in rural schools in Haiti. As a painter, he participated in numerous exhibitions and his paintings are found in several private collections.
His first novel, Hubert, le restavèk, published by Éditions David earned was finalist for the ChristineDumitriu-van-Saanen award in 2017. This first novel took Gabriel Osson to travel Ontario, invited him to the Brussels Book Fair, in Paris, Haiti, Quebec ... His new novel, Le jour se lèvera published by Éditions David was published in January 2020. He received a grant from the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) for writing his third novel, which he has just completed.
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