In 2016, Véronique Cloutier and Louis Morissette created their Foundation to support the orphan cause of permanent housing for adults with autism.
Our mission: Create living environments adapted to the needs of adults aged 21 and over with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) where they can flourish, throughout their lives.
Board of Directors
President and Founder
Véronique Cloutier is, without a doubt, one of Quebec’s most beloved personalities. In fact, most people simply call her “Véro”. For the past 20 years, she has earned an enviable place in the public’s heart with her genuine, warm and engaging nature. In addition to being a famous host, she leads a brilliant career on several radio stations. She also has her own fashion line, Véro, sold exclusively at Aubainerie stores. She is head muse at VÉRO, the bestselling women’s magazine in newsstands in Quebec.
Vice President and Co-founder
Louis Morissette leads Groupe KO, a group whose entities KOTV, KO Média, KOScène and KO24 now produce a wide range of programming, including TV series, variety, documentary, fiction (KOTV), live comedy shows (KOScène) and magazines (KO Média). Similarly, KO 24 fulfills his passion for filmmaking. Known as a funny, intelligent and honest artist, who also holds a Bachelor of Marketing and International Commerce from McGill University, Louis has become what can only be referred to as a serial entrepreneur, whose success is equalled only by his ambition.
Administrator and Treasurer
A lawyer by training, Josée Daignault also holds an accreditation from the Institute of Corporate Directors, a Master of Business Administration from HEC Montréal and a diploma of advanced studies in international economic law from the Université Panthéon-Sorbonne in Paris. In 2014, Louis Morissette recruited this manager/entrepreneur and administrator to help him lead the destiny of Groupe KO. Not only does this skilled strategist help grow the organizations she works for, she also builds their success on solid foundations. It is guided by this principle that she now leads KOTV, KOScène and KO 24 as well as the latest addition to the group, KO Média, that she launched in April 2015. She also oversees the general management of the Véro & Louis Foundation.
Louis-Philippe Drolet is responsible for KOTV’s operational management, human resources and executive production. With 22 years of experience in our television industry, he runs some twenty shows on 12 stations in Quebec. From drama series (Plan B, Les Simone) to Bye Bye (8 consecutive years), Les magnifiques, Les détestables, Et si?, as well as youth programs (Conseils de famille, MED, ALT), variety shows, magazines and documentaries. Louis-Philippe is also developing the global market with several successful productions such as Le Verdict, C’est ma toune and Plan B.
Administrator and Godmother
A graduate of L’École nationale de l’humour in 1995, this funny lady has been working in the television industry for over 20 years. Creativity has undeniably been the driving force in her career. She is the author of Deux garçons à la mère and C’est bon d’être moi, a regular contributor on the program Marina which is broadcast on Radio-Canada, and mother to two autistic teenagers, Léo and Clovis, for whom she pours her heart and soul in the Véro & Louis Foundation’s mission.
A 15-year veteran of the arts scene, she has been Véronique Cloutier and Louis Morissette’s assistant and publicist since 2014.
Dr. Nathalie Poirier is a psychologist, full professor and researcher in the Department of Psychology at the Université du Québec à Montréal. She leads the research laboratory on families of children with an ASD. She is concerned with the quality of life and well-being of families and people with ASD. She is also interested in Intensive Behavioural Interventions programs and any other interventions aimed at improving child functionning. Her areas of interest also focus on schooling for these young people, both at the primary and secondary levels, in regular classrooms or special education classrooms.
President and Chief Executive Officer of Humania Assurance since 2016, he is also an administrateur de Sociétés Certifié (ASC) (certified corporate director). Throughout his career, Mr. Rochon has been active on several boards of directors and committees, including: Chambre de la Sécurité Financière, Institut Québécois de Planification Financière (IQPF), Université de Laval Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Chair. He is currently member of the Board of Directors of the Véro & Louis Foundation as well as the SOCODEVI (a cooperative promoting international development).
Eric Stevens is a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright Canada. Mr. Stevens holds a Bachelor in Accounting and Finance, and over the past 20 years, has naturally focused his practice in business law, dealing primarily with issues related to mergers and acquisitions, corporate law and private funding. In 2008, Mr. Stevens was named one of “Canada’s top 40 lawyers under 40” by Lexpert magazine and has since then been awarded several other distinctions. For several year now, Mr. Stevens has been involved in various charitable causes that he deeply believes in.