The Foundation

An organization focused on the future

The Foundation is in a unique position to help Quebecers age well, both in the search for new ideas and in its concrete actions.

We are committed to contributing to change in society; to implementing innovative projects to improve senior services; and finding original and collaborative solutions to help the senior community.

Our Vision

Help make Quebec an exemplary and innovative society where all generations can benefit from ageing well.

Vision

As a society, aging concerns us all—at home, at work, and wherever we go. The Foundation profoundly believes that we should rethink the way generations live, behave, and interact with one another. It’s the perfect opportunity to create a social project and deliver new collaborative solutions!


Our Philosophy Our Philosophy

Values that guide our work

These values are at the core of everything we undertake and all the decisions we make. Together, they form the very DNA of our Foundation.

Inclusion

We take into account the many different faces of aging, paying particular attention to vulnerable seniors and those affected by social inequality.

Respect

We ensure, in all instances, that respect is present in every interaction with the people and organizations we grow and collaborate with.

Innovation

We fullfill new needs comming up together with innovative solutions.

Partnership

We drive our many initiatives forward in close partnership with public, private, community, and academic institutions.

Our Uniqueness

What sets us apart: Our entrepreneurial spirit, inspired by our founder Angélina Berthiaume-Du Tremblay.

What makes us unique: We create innovative projects that are rooted in the community.

Our Team

A vibrant team committed to making the Foundation’s mission a reality and spreading the word about the good work we do.

Nicole Ouellet
Executive Director
Vanessa-Brabant - Portraits équipe Berthiaume du Tremblay
Vanessa Brabant
Assistant to the Executive Director
Charlotte Brut
Partnership and Innovation Manager
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Annabelle Petit
Créatrice de contenu
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Guylaine Ruel
Accountant
Nicole Ouellet

Nicole Ouellet is known and involved in various organizations that provide services to seniors. For over 30 years, her entrepreneurial spirit has helped promote ageing well in Québec through the development of innovative projects. Ms. Ouellet has been Executive Director of the Foundation since 1991, and is also president of Résidence Berthiaume-Du Tremblay and the Quartier des générations. Her role is to initiate and inspire social change, foster new ideas for services aimed at seniors, and support the community. Over the years, she’s also developed close relationships with community, public, private, and academic organizations. Ms. Ouellet sits on many social and philanthropic boards of directors, including the Collectif des fondations sur les inégalités sociales and the Institut Mallet since its beginning.

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Vanessa Brabant

Vanessa is the Foundation’s Assistant to the Executive Director while pursuing her studies in management sciences at UQÀM. Prior to this, she worked as an administrative agent for a nonprofit organization in the housing sector for helders. Her experience and training have provided Vanessa with a full range of skills, in the field of administration and finances. Vanessa puts her determination, commitment, and energy to work every day to benefit the Foundation’s mission and projects.

Charlotte Brut

Charlotte has been working in the social economy sector in France and Montréal for the last 10 years. She has a wide variety of experience in the field of social innovation for companies, foundations, and nonprofit organizations. Charlotte’s enthusiasm and commitment help her to create strong, long-term partnerships, and she plays a key role in the Foundation’s innovative entrepreneurial spirit.

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Annabelle Petit

Annabelle cumule une expérience de plus de 12 ans dans de milieux à but non lucratif montréalais. Sa polyvalence et son dynamisme contribueront au rayonnement de la mission et des projets de la Fondation à travers des photos, des vidéos et divers contenus.

Guylaine Ruel

Guylaine decided to change her career path to accounting after starting her nursing studies. She’s been the Berthiaume-Du Tremblay Foundation’s accountant for the last 10 years, bringing her expertise and meticulous nature to everything she does. Guylaine also worked as an auditor for Deloitte for a decade, as well as for various organizations and non-profits.

Our Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is made up of committed, highly experienced professionals from a wide range of backgrounds.

Nicole Ouellet
Executive Director
Roger Bergeron
1, 2, 3
President
Hélène Rajotte
1, 4
Vice President
Carmen Gauthier
1, 3, 4
Vice President, Finances
Geneviève Grenier, Vice-présidente communication et campagne de financement - Fondation Berthiaume-Du Tremblay
Geneviève Grenier
Vice Présidente Communication et Campagne de Financement
Michel Arnold
2
Jacques Giroux
3, 4
Guylaine Lalande - Portraits équipe Berthiaume du Tremblay
Ghyslaine Lalande
François Renaud
Nicole Ouellet

Nicole Ouellet is known and involved in various organizations that provide services to seniors. For over 30 years, her entrepreneurial spirit has helped promote ageing well in Québec through the development of innovative projects. Ms. Ouellet has been Executive Director of the Foundation since 1991, and is also president of Résidence Berthiaume-Du Tremblay and the Quartier des générations. Her role is to initiate and inspire social change, foster new ideas for services aimed at seniors, and support the community. Over the years, she’s also developed close relationships with community, public, private, and academic organizations. Ms. Ouellet sits on many social and philanthropic boards of directors, including the Collectif des fondations sur les inégalités sociales and the Institut Mallet since its beginning.

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Roger Bergeron

Mr. Bergeron worked in the health field in the early 70s before becoming a community worker and home-based services manager for the Centre Berthiaume-Du-Tremblay. In the early 80s, he was the Director of Finance and Executive Director at Little Brothers. Mr. Bergeron has been a real-estate agent with Sutton since 1998.

Hélène Rajotte

Ms. Rajotte is a nurse by profession, and spent her career in the health sector as well as working with her professional order. She’s held a variety of positions in healthcare and management, including Head of Nursing as well as Secretary and Executive Director at OIIQ. She has sat on many ministerial committees and was commissioner on the Québec Ministry of Health and Social Service’s Committee on the Study of Health and Social Services (Commission Clair). She was also an observer on the Canadian Council on Health Facilities Accreditation. Since retiring, Ms. Rajotte contributes to numerous health-based committees related to museology, training, and quality.

Carmen Gauthier

After earning her CA degree, Ms. Gauthier audited healthcare establishments as part of Samson Bélair Deloitte & Touche. This experience enabled her to earn the title of Director of Financial Resources, as well as Director of Technical Services and Information Systems, in residential centres, long-term care facilities, and hospitals. Just before retiring, Ms. Gauthier became Director of Financial, Technical, and Informational Resources at Résidence Berthiaume-Du Tremblay. Now retired, she sits on various non-profit boards of directors.

Geneviève Grenier

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Animée par un esprit entrepreneurial et résolument pratique, Geneviève Grenier voit les entreprises comme un riche écosystème doté d'un immense potentiel. Elle est motivée par les projets ambitieux qui contribuent à changer le cours des organisations. Forte d'une vaste expérience de plus de 20 ans en affaires, Geneviève crée des connexions stratégiques entre les modèles d'affaires, le marketing et l'identité de marque.

Michel Arnold

Mr. Arnold is the current General Director of the Montréal Heart Institute’s Fondation du centre de médecine préventive et d’activité physique (Centre ÉPIC), as well as a development consultant and organizational coach. He has over 30 years of management experience in philanthropy and community service. Mr. Arnold has worked for many organizations, including the Farha Foundation, Diabète Québec, Save the Children Canada, and—before joining Fondation ÉPIC—as Director General for Option consommateurs.

Jacques Giroux

Mr. Giroux worked as HR Manager in the health-services network for most of his career before retiring some 15 years ago. He’s since taken on a variety of mandates linked to his professional expertise, and sits as a volunteer on a number of boards of directors—most of which provide services to seniors.

Ghyslaine Lalande

Ms. Lalande worked as a community organizer at CLSCs as well as in the geriatric-training industry. She collaborated in the creation of PRÉSÂGES’s Rendez-vous annuels, and headed the Université de Sherbrooke’s Centre universitaire de formation en gérontologie, which groups together professional, masters, and doctorate geriatric-training programs. Now retired, Ms. Lalande is active within the seniors’ community.

François Renaud

As a researcher at the Société d’habitation du Québec, Mr. Renaud worked to address the housing issue for seniors in an aging society. He also supported and promoted the creation of community initiatives related to housing. Now retired, Mr. Renaud continues to volunteer in many organizations devoted to housing as well as his diverse clientele.

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Membres

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Lise Beaudoin
Lucien Hervieux
Lydia-Ingenito - Portraits équipe Berthiaume du Tremblay
Lydia Ingenito
Sister Denise Lafond, r.h.s.j.
Mario Larivière
Anne-Marie Latour
2
Lucie Lauzon
Claude Le Borgne, CPA, CA
Christian Mollé
Daniel Robert
2
Pierrette Rolland
Sylvie St-Hilaire
4
Lise Beaudoin

Ms. Lise Beaudoin is committed to the cause of elders for over 30 years. She is particularly renowned for her 32 years of work at Les Petits Frères de Montréal, where she retired as Regional Director. Today, she is still currently contributing to their mission as a volunteer and she is also involved with many other organizations in support of elders. Ms Beaudoin is an active member of board of directors at Table de concertation des aînés de l’Île de Montréal, P.A.S. de la rue and Tél-Écoute.

Lucien Hervieux

Before Mr. Hervieux retired in 2001, he worked for over 30 years as Director General of various hospitals, most of which had direct links to the Berthiaume-Du Tremblay Foundation. He’s had the opportunity to watch the Foundation’s network grow and is proud to have played a small role in it. Mr. Hervieux has sat on various commissions and boards of directors in the health field, community organizations, as well as social and business clubs—all founded on mutual aid, coming together, and partnership.

Lydia Ingenito

Ms. Ingenito has worked in the health and social services network for 25 years—18 of which were spent in senior management at institutions (CSSS-CIUSSS) and 3 in health agency and social services in Montréal. She has always put herself at the heart of services dedicated to seniors as well as those who have lost their autonomy.

Sister Denise Lafond, r.h.s.j.

Sister Lafond is a nun and trained nurse, and has worked in management both in hospitals as well as within her religious order. She is currently responsible for building and landscape heritage, upkeep, and showcasing various sites. She continues to sit on boards of directors to this day.

Mario Larivière

After earning his CA degree, Mr. Larivière worked for a few years in public accounting with the Clarkson, Gordon firm. He then changed paths to work in the health and social services network, where he held positions in senior management in the finance field before becoming Director General at the Centre Hospitalier Saint-Eustache for the last 7 years. He has worked on numerous studies and committees in regional bodies for the Québec Ministry of Health and Social Service as well as sat on the board of directors for organizations and institutions within the network. Before retiring in 2011, Mr. Larivière was a consultant on various management mandates in health and education.

Anne-Marie Latour

Ms. Latour is a CA by profession, and worked for 10 years with the public accounting firm Ernst & Young. She then joined the finance team at Transat and Air Transat—integrated companies specializing in travel—and worked in management there for some 20 years. Since 2012, Ms. Latour has been Director of Accounting at Transat A.T.

Lucie Lauzon

Ms. Lauzon has worked for over 40 years at the Léger Foundation—an organization that supports interventions and processes based on extending autonomy and respecting the human dignity of individuals, groups, and communities in Québec and around the world. She is a person who is committed to the causes she believes in, and has a wealth of knowledge about community organizations. Ms. Lauzon is also highly adept at allocating funds.

Claude Le Borgne, CPA, CA

Mr. Le Borgne has a Bachelor of Business Administration with a specialty in accounting sciences. He has over 30 years of experience as Director of Finances and Information Systems, Executive Advisor, and Director of Accounting Services. His professional career has given him solid experience in management, organizational communications, internal/external partnerships, and change management. Mr. Le Borgne places great emphasis on the quality of customer service. He held a position as coordinator for regional budgeting with the Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de Montréal from 2012 to 2015. Since then, he’s worked at the Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Montréal, where he was recently promoted to Executive Assistant – finances, support, administration, and performance, as well as Director of Finances at the Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de l’Est-de-l’Île-de-Montréal (CIUSSS).

Christian Mollé

An engineer by profession and a project manager for the last 28 years, Mr. Mollé has worked in the private and public sector and participated in numerous projects in health-network institutions. In the early 2000s, he was Director of the Campus Planning Development Office at McGill University, where he oversaw construction work on new university pavilions in Montréal and Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue. From 2007 to 2013, he joined CIM – Conseil as Senior Property Advisor. Mr. Mollé has been working as Division Manager for public buildings for the City of Laval’s engineering service since 2013.

Daniel Robert

Mr. Robert holds degrees from the University of Ottawa as well as HEC in Montréal, and has been retired since 2012. He is currently active on a number of boards of governors and investment committees for corporations, congregations, and foundations. He worked in the institutional investment sector for 35 years, where he was responsible for managing stocks as well as Canadian, American, and international bonds. Before retiring, Mr. Robert was in charge of customer service for a variety if institutional clients at a large portfolio management firm.

Pierrette Rolland

Ms. Rolland earned her Bachelor degree in nursing as well as a Master’s in health administration, with a specialty in management, from the Université de Montréal in 1985. Until 2001, she held various positions at the Régie régionale des services de santé et services sociaux de Montréal-Centre, including Network Administrator for short-term and rehabilitation services. In 2002, she became a consultant in the health and social services network with various institutions and organizations, including at the Plan directeur clinique immobilier (PDCI), in process management, project management, and service organization for seniors who have lost their autonomy or home. She has also worked as a counsellor at CIM. In 1999 and 2013, Ms. Rolland sat on the board of governors for the Association des diplômés en administration de la santé de l’Université de Montréal (ADASUM).

Sylvie St-Hilaire

For over 30 years, Ms. St-Hilaire has been a manager in the health network, and has gained substantial experience in the health and social services network, in particular when it comes to short- and long-term care as well as physical rehabilitation. She holds a Bachelor degree in nursing, a Master’s in science from McGill University, a Master’s in health administration from the Université de Montréal, and a Master’s in law and health politics from the Université de Sherbrooke. During her career, she has held numerous positions in upper management. Since 2009, Ms. St-Hilaire has been General Director of CHSLD Centre Le Cardinal, plus she’s been an observer at Accreditation Canada and in various Canadian health organizations since 2011.

Thank you to our honorary members

  • Maurice Gravel
  • Robert S. Larivière
  1. Executive committee
  2. Investment committee
  3. Audit committee
  4. Compensation committee

Our Affiliations

We are proud to be affiliated with these public, private, community, and academic organizations, who share our challenges and common values.

Institut Mallet’s goal is to help advance the culture of philanthropy. More than simply a monetary gift, philanthropy is a gift of oneself. That’s why we care so much about promoting our partnership.

Learn more about Institut Mallet

Le Collectif des Fondations

Our Foundation is part of the Collectif des Fondations, a grouping of Québec foundations dedicated to current social conditions and policy. It’s an open space for work and vigilance that enables foundations to form an alliance in order to ensure public policy works to reduce inequality, or at the very least prevent it from deteriorating.

Learn more about the Collectif des Fondations.

Our Foundation is a founding member of the Réseau de l’action bénévole du Québec, where we contribute to promoting, showcasing, and recognizing volunteering across Québec.

Learn more about the Réseau de l’action bénévole du Québec.

The Foundation is also a member of the Association québécoise de gérontologie, as we are interested in the many aspects of aging in the context of Québec society.

Learn more about the Association québécoise de gérontologie.

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