Boutin began social activism at a very young age during the Vietnam war and the start of the feminist movement. She grew up in Montreal and graduated with a Social Sciences diploma majoring in Computer Science. She worked in the computers field for 20 years before deciding that people and sales were her passion. She worked in the telecommunications industry in Toronto before deciding to move to Vancouver.
Boutin went to UBC and and received her real estate licence in 2008. She now works as a Realtor for RE/MAX Crest Realty Westside in Vancouver and loves the independence of owning her own successful business. Community is where life is fully lived and she has lived in several great Canadian cities, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, as well as North Bay, France in her youth, as her dad was in the Air Force.
Boutin is bilingual in French and English. Following in her parents footsteps she has been an avid volunteer her whole life. Her passion is working with young people. She has worked with Big Sisters in Montreal, and ran a musical theatre youth troupe for many years in Brampton both as president and working with youth as Producer/Director of shows. She also fundraised for the Alzheimer’s Association of BC by successfully climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in 2013.
Environmental issues are also her passion and after she traveled to the K’tzim-a-deen Valley in 2004. She has been campaigning to keep the Great Bear Rainforest protected from pipelines as well as our beautiful shorelines here in Vancouver. Pipelines have no place in our city and she believes we need to get more serious with alternative forms of energy. She is active in her community, volunteering as the Vice President and Chair of the Childcare Committee for the Kensington Community Centre Association. She is also involved at the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver with their yearly blanket drive.
She has been a long-time member of the Green Party at all levels of government. She ran in the 2011 federal election Vancouver-Kingsway riding as a Green Party candidate. She also ran for the Green Party of Vancouver as School Board Trustee candidate in the 2011 Municipal Elections.