Born in Haiti, St-Phard Désir came to Canada in 1990. He completed his education at the University of Ottawa where he obtained a Master in Business administration. In 2004, commissioned by the Department of Citizenship and Immigration, St-Phard Désir was the author of the guide "Finding a job, practical guide for the French-speaking newcomers" to help French-speaking immigrants find work in their fields of expertise. Then he left Canada to work in different organizations including Lutheran World Relief in the United States.
In February 2007, he returned to CESOC. He was the Project Coordinator of Francophone Immigration support network of East Ontario for 5 years and since July 2012, he assumed the general management of the organization.