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.

Nouha-BenGaied-Directrice de la Fondation Berthiaume-Du Tremblay
Nouha Ben Gaied
Executive Director
Geneviève Labranche-CA Berthiaume du Tremblay
Geneviève LaBranche
Partnership and Innovation Manager
Charlotte Brut
Annabelle-Petit - Portraits équipe Berthiaume du Tremblay
Annabelle Petit
Content creator
Nouha Ben Gaied

Dr. Ben Gaied has more than ten years' experience working with Quebec's seniors, and has in-depth knowledge of the major issues surrounding the aging of the population. After an academic career in chemistry, she joined the Fédération Québécoise des Sociétés Alzheimer (FQSA) in 2013 as Director of Research and Development, Quality of Services, before recently joining the Berthiaume-Du Tremblay Foundation as Executive Director. During her time at the FQSA, Dr. Ben Gaied has been instrumental in the creation of a number of provincial initiatives to support and accompany people living with a major neurocognitive disorder and their caregivers. Her expertise and skills in communications, government relations, research and development of programs and services, as well as her entrepreneurial and innovative spirit, have enabled her to act as a media spokesperson and to participate in over a dozen research projects as a co-researcher. Dr. Ben Gaied's mastery of the challenges faced by seniors has also led her to defend their interests on ministerial committees, in provincial initiatives and at parliamentary hearings.

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Geneviève LaBranche

Geneviève has over 10 years' experience in the Montreal non-profit sector. She has a wide range of experience in the fields of social gerontology, popular education and citizen mobilization of marginalized communities, acquired through various businesses and non-profit organizations. Committed to and stimulated by projects that take social justice and the defence of rights to heart, she will ensure, during this year of replacement, that she develops structuring and sustainable partnerships, and supports the Foundation's entrepreneurial and innovative dynamics, in order to strengthen its ecosystem and its impact on aging well in Quebec.

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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 has more than 12 years of experience in Montreal's non-profit sector. Her versatility and dynamism will help promote the Foundation's mission and projects through photos, videos and other content.

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Our Board of Directors

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

Nouha-BenGaied-Directrice de la Fondation Berthiaume-Du Tremblay
Nouha Ben Gaeid
Executive Director
Nicole Ouellet
1, 2, 3, 4
President
Lucien Hervieux
2
Administrator
Ginette Guidolin
1, 3
Vice-president
Carmen Gauthier
1, 3
Financial vice-president
Lucie Lauzon
Administrator
Nouha Ben Gaeid
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Nicole Ouellet
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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.

Ginette Guidolin
Carmen Gauthier
Lucie Lauzon

Membres

Pierrette Rolland
Administrator
Lise Beaudouin - Portraits équipe Berthiaume du Tremblay
Lise Beaudoin
Christian Desbiens
2
Mario Larivière
Christian Mollé
Johanne Maître
Erwan Poënces
Dominique Lemonde
Anne Gelinas - Portraits équipe Berthiaume du Tremblay
Anne Gélinas
Jean-Girouard - Portraits équipe Berthiaume du Tremblay
Jean Girouard
Chantal Henquet
Guylaine Lalande - Portraits équipe Berthiaume du Tremblay
Ghyslaine Lalande
Pierrette Rolland
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.

Christian Desbiens
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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.

Christian Mollé
Johanne Maître
Erwan Poënces
Dominique Lemonde
Anne Gélinas
Jean Girouard
Chantal Henquet
Ghyslaine Lalande

Thank you to our honorary members

  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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