Unik Experience is owned by Marie-Josée Chénier, a native of Sarsfield, a small village east of Ottawa. She grew up on a paternal dairy farm, with her parents and two sisters.
As a small child, she already helped her father take care of animals. It was at this time that her passion for animals began!
In 1996, she obtained her diploma as a specialized educator. She worked 20 years in a school environment, with children with special needs.
In 2016, she worked 1 year for the Treatment Center for Children and Adolescents; Emerging Minds. This professional path therefore allows Marie-Josée to accumulate a wealth of experience allowing her to start her own business.
In 2017, she obtained a certification in zootherapy and she officially created her company; “UNIK Experience”. The purpose of this is to make a positive difference with families with children, teens and adults living with different challenges in the region. (schools, daycares, residences for the elderly…).
Photo: Miguel Lalonde photography Editing: Anne Lizotte Communications