A committed Board of Directors

The members of the Fondation Dr Julien’s Board of Directors care greatly about the well-being of children and are committed to working together to achieve the Foundation’s goals of ensuring access to community social pediatrics for as many vulnerable children as possible. We invite you to discover them.

A word from the President

« It is with great pride that I would like to thank each and every member of the Foundation’s Board of Directors. They have demonstrated time and time again that they truly believe in our mission. I am confident in the future and the longevity of the organization because they are there to support and advocate for the most vulnerable children in our society. »

Dr. Gilles Julien
Président

Dr. Gilles Julien C.M. O.Q.

President

Me François L. Morin

Vice-President

Pascal Martel, CPA, CA

Treasurer

Dr. Delphine Collin-Vézina

Secretary

Sylvain Arsenault

Administrator

Doryne Bourque

Administrator

Michel-Éric Fournelle

Administrator

Sophie Légaré

Administrator

Hélène (Sioui) Trudel, C.Q., LL.M.

Administrator
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Dr. Gilles Julien C.M. O.Q.

President

Social Pediatrician and Clinical Director

Founding President

Fondation Dr Julien

Biography

Known as the father of community social pediatrics, Dr. Julien dedicates his life to caring for society’s most vulnerable children, helping to put the sparkle back in their eyes. Since 1971, his experience working with different cultures has shaped his strong conviction that it takes a village to raise a child. Today, his model of care inspires communities at home and around the world. He attributes this success to the support of the public, governments, field teams and valued partners.

« The success of the patient-physician relationship is due in large part to the physician’s attitude towards the patient, which is the sum of their knowledge, skills, listening ability, empathy and caring in a clinical setting. This integral respect forms the basis of our community social pediatrics approach. »

Me François L. Morin

Vice-President

Partner

Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG)

Biography

A tax law expert on wealth management issues, François has extensive experience in the regulatory environment in which charities and non-profits operate. He possesses the specialized legal expertise required to help them achieve their objectives and mitigate the risks they face. Having a strong community spirit, François has served on the boards of various organizations and has been a member of our Board of Directors for over a decade. François is committed to contributing to the well-being of vulnerable children.

« The saying that it is better to give than to receive absolutely applies to the Foundation. Adding a building block in the life of a child who didn’t start out with the same opportunities, and seeing the results and their successes, brings me immense joy and a true sense of accomplishment. »

Pascal Martel, CPA, CA

Treasurer

Partner in Charge, Tax

Quebec Region

KPMG Canada

Biography

Pragmatic and structured in his approach, Pascal is also an empathetic leader who listens to his community. As an amateur marathon runner, he likes to take the time to think before giving advice. From auditor to tax expert to partner in charge of tax practice at KPMG, Pascal has shared his knowledge extensively with his peers. Although significantly involved in his professional community, including as a member of the organizing committee of the Association de planification fiscale et financière’s SR & ED symposium, Pascal always makes sure to spend quality time with his children.

« I know first-hand that children and their parents can experience great distress in the face of difficult situations and I am pleased to be able to help make a difference. »

Dr. Delphine Collin-Vézina

Secretary

Ph.D, Clinical Psychology

Director, Centre for Research on Children and Families

Director, Canadian Consortium on Child Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care

Nicolas Steinmetz and Gilles Julien Research Chair in Community Social Pediatrics

Professor, School of Social Work and Department of Pediatrics McGill University

Biography

For the past 20 years, Delphine has worked with many communities to promote, implement and evaluate the best services to offer to children and families in vulnerable circumstances. A clinical psychologist by training, a professor of social work and a mother of three, she is dedicated to improving practices and policies to reduce adversity for families and thus ensure an equal opportunity for everyone to develop their full potential.

« I am convinced that if we work together and keep the best interests of the child at the heart of all decisions, we can make a real difference for families and society.” »

Sylvain Arsenault

Administrator

President, Partner

Prospek

Biography

Beyond his role as the president of a communications agency, Sylvain is a business leader who involved in his community. During his career, he has been at the forefront of a number of current education issues. Currently a lecturer in the communications department at Université de Montréal, Sylvain was previously a director of communications and teacher at Collège international des Marcellines and professor of communications at Collège André-Grasset. Sylvain has been a member of the Guignolée du Dr Julien organizing committee for 12 years.

« Community social pediatrics is the best way I know to combat social exclusion and inequality. »

Doryne Bourque

Administrator

President

Hathor Conseils Inc.

Biography

A dynamic and caring leader, Doryne has successfully led various corporate acquisitions and restructuring initiatives involving major organizational changes. She has held strategic leadership positions with large companies such as Desjardins, Bell and ACCEO Solutions, in technology-related fields. Now head of Hathor Conseils, Doryne coaches entrepreneurs in innovation, value creation and business growth and chairs the board of directors of the Caisse Desjardins des Technologies de l’information.

« Children are society’s most precious resource, and we must give them all the support they need to achieve their full human potential. »

Michel-Éric Fournelle

Administrator

President

Fondation Famille Michel Fournelle

Biography

After a 25-year career in real estate and subsequently selling his family’s 60-year-old business, Michel-Éric has chosen to reinvest his energy into philanthropy. He created the Fondation Famille Michel Fournelle in 2017 to support organizations that work with disadvantaged children.

Already very committed to the cause, in 2018 Michel-Éric acquired a historic century-old home overlooking Kent Park in Montreal to turn it into the new premises of the Côte-des-Neiges CPSC. It is an exceptional place for children, their parents and those working at the centre to come.

« All children must have a chance to succeed. »

Sophie Légaré

Administrator

Vice-president, Employee Experience

Clients Gestion de patrimoine et Particuliers

Banque Nationale

Biography

Sophie is an experienced manager and seasoned talent management business partner. She has the capacity as well as a keen interest in team development and the definition of business orientations and strategies in talent management. It allows her to support the achievement and attainment of organizational objectives. Community social pediatrics is particularly close to her heart because of its strategy of direct intervention with the most vulnerable children.

« Every child deserves our greatest respect as a full human being. »

Hélène (Sioui) Trudel, C.Q., LL.M.

Administrator

Co-founder, Lawyer and Certified Mediator

Founding Director, Integrated Law and Social Innovation

Fondation Dr Julien

Biography

A criminologist by training, Hélène is a lawyer, certified mediator and social entrepreneur who specializes in protective measures and amicable dispute resolution to make justice more accessible to those with fewer resources. As the Foundation’s co-founder, she has taken the model further, incorporating the practice of law and powerful development tools to help ensure that the dignity of children is respected. A recipient of many awards over the years, Hélène was made a Knight of the Ordre national du Québec in 2016.

« By uniting the right to medicine and walking alongside my husband and the members of the Board of Directors, I have confidence in the future. »

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