Mission

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.

Message from Guylaine Guay, patron for the Véro & Louis Foundation


Living with autistic children has its share of challenges and happiness. My two sons, Léo and Clovis, remind me of this on a daily basis. When they’re little, it’s hard to imagine that they’ll grow up so fast, but that’s the normal order of things. In Quebec right now, parents of children with autism face a dire lack of services and resources when their children reach the age of 21, through no fault of their own. The Véro & Louis Foundation will of course build living environments for people with autism aged 21 and over, but it will also do much more than that. Quite simply, the Véro & Louis Foundation will create a model and change practices for permanent, safe and happy housing for adults with autism who need monitoring for the rest of their lives. I cannot thank Véro and Louis enough for getting actively involved in the autism cause. And thank you to all our supporters. Thank you for changing the world, one home at a time!

Katty Taillon

Directrice générale

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Jessica Shaughnessy

Adjointe à la direction générale

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Virginie Gauthier-Cousineau

Directrice des communications et du développement

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Catherine Jacques

Responsable du développement philanthropique et des partenariats commerciaux

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Virginie LaBrèque

Contrôleure

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Sarah Huxley

Chargée des activités cliniques

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Board of Directors

VÉRONIQUE CLOUTIER

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.

LOUIS MORISSETTE

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.

Frédéric Bouchard

Administrator and Treasurer

Frederic is a partner in the Deals practice at PwC Canada’s Montréal office. He is a Managing Director in PwC’s Corporate Finance practice, working in the Montréal office. Frédéric assists public and private companies in raising capital, acquisitions and divestitures. Frederic is the forest, paper and packaging (FPP) Montreal lead rans the Eastern Canada transaction leader for that sector. He focuses mainly on the construction materiel sector, consumer good and food sector.

LOUIS-PHILIPPE DROLET

Administrator

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.

GUYLAINE GUAY

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.

ROSELINE LECLAIR

Secretray

A 15-year veteran of the arts scene, she has been Véronique Cloutier and Louis Morissette’s assistant and publicist since 2014.

NATHALIE POIRIER

Administrator

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.

STÉPHANE ROCHON

Administrator

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).

ÉRIC STEVENS

Administrator

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.

Video Gallery

Véro & Louis Foundation

Omnium Véro & Louis 2018

A typical day for Alexandre

The first home will be in Varennes !

La Vente de garage des artistes 2017