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She served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation from 1995 to 2007, serving as Vice-Chair for four years before her appointment as Chair in November 2003.
Roy is a former educator and school administrator. She initiated many Francophone projects and institutions in Alberta, including, a committee created to establish Edmonton’s first publicly funded French-first-language school. Later, she served on the Minister of Education’s task force to create Francophone school boards. She served on many professional committees, including the Canadian Teachers’ Federation. Her community volunteerism includes the City of Edmonton 2004 Centennial Celebration Committee and the Board of Trustees of the Western Catholic Reporter.
Roy is a founding member of La Cité francophone, a community and business centre, and of Edmonton's chante music festival. She is a member of the Human History Gallery Advisory Group of the Royal Alberta Museum. She received many honours for her work in promoting francophone rights and community visibility. In addition, she received the Order of Canada, the Queen’s Jubilee Medal and the Alberta Centennial Medal.
In the 2008 federal election, Ms. Roy was the federal Liberal Party candidate in Edmonton—Strathcona. In a close fight between New Democratic Party candidate Linda Duncan and Conservative Party candidate Rahim Jaffer, Roy's electoral results were very disappointing.
- Roy seeks Nomination. The Edmonton Journal. March 12, 2007.
- Claudette Roy: Francophone Perspectives and Experiences: Active Citizenship. May 31, 2007.