Éducazoo, proud to be a
Quebec family business!


 for more than 20 years! 




Joanie Asselin

Owner & biologist, M.Sc.

An eternal lover of animals, Joanie developed her knowledge by completing a bachelor’s degree in biology and then a master’s degree at the University of Montreal as part of a biological study for the Ministry of Transport.   

Still involved with *Éducazoo, she has honed her ability to popularize science by presenting research at several conferences around the world.

In 2016, she became the owner of the family business after more than 15 years of employment. Her passion for animals, combined with education as well as biology, leads her to develop about 30 themes to support teachers. These teachings from the Ministry of Education guides are now used by primary and secondary schools as well as by vocational training.

Following numerous entrepreneurial achievements, she won two awards during the entrepreneurship contest, the public vote and the woman entrepreneur of the year.


Having the animal cause at heart, Joanie continues to share her knowledge of the animal kingdom through scientific articles and television interviews on Radio-Canada, TVA, Télé-Québec, Canal-D, Canal Vie, etc.


Over the past few years, Joanie has helped to increase the sanctuary’s mission by welcoming more than 400 animals at the Terrebonne sanctuary, 200 at the Quebec City sanctuary and more than a hundred exotic relocations via social networks.



« Happiness is to make your passion your profession! »

- Joanie Asselin, owner and biologist of the sanctuary, M.Sc.


Sylvain Asselin & Danielle Vanier



« The joy of working together is priceless! »

- Sylvain Asselin et Danielle Vanier, founders of the sanctuary.


Our sanctuary with shelter mission 

Our large family of passionates

It is through activities of all kinds and the discovery of our wonderful companions that they demystify the myths of the animal world while reconnecting people with the nature that surrounds us. In addition to passion, it is without a doubt the respect for animals and their well-being that motivates each member of our beautiful team !


Sanctuary Educazoo Inc.

Located in Terrebonne, our shelter is home to more than 400 animals (more than 80 different species).

The Educazoo Head Office team now has more than 35 animators who share their passion and knowledge with you.

See the shelter


Sanctuary Educazoo Québec city

Located in Québec city, our shelter is home to more than 200 animals (more than 60 different species).

The Educazoo Quebec city team now has more than 15 animators who share their passion and knowledge with you.

See the shelter