Joseph LeBlanc, PhD


Dr. Joseph LeBlanc is a life-long Northern Ontarian.  Passionate about social planning, he has extensive expertise in community-based research and development throughout the region.  Before joining the Social Planning Council of Sudbury in 2015, he worked for a diverse range of organizations, including academic institutions, non-profits, and Aboriginal non-profit governance corporations.


He holds an Honours Bachelor of Environmental Studies in Forest Conservation, an Environmental Management Certificate and a PhD in Forest Sciences from Lakehead University. A big believer in asset-based community development and its possibilities, he leads a team of highly skilled personnel, providing planning, research, development, assessment, and accountability services to a wide variety of partners and clients.