Marie Renaud was born in Quebec but has lived most of her adult life in Alberta. Renaud has two adult children both in University, one completing a PhD in Paleontology at the University of Toronto and the other in Animal Sciences at the University of Alberta.
Renaud has been the Executive Director of the LoSeCa Foundation, a community based organization that supports people with developmental disabilities. Under her leadership the Foundation flourished, now employing 150 people.
Renaud’s educational background is in Community Disability and Women’s studies.
In 2013, the LoSeCa Foundation was recognized nationally, receiving the Prime Minister’s Volunteer Award for Social Innovation (representing the Prairies). In 2014, she was named one of the top 100 women in business by the University of Alberta’s online journal The Wanderer.