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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Annie Carrière

Adjointe à la direction générale

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Nicole Tremblay

Directrice de campagne de dons majeurs

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Karine Henry

Directrice développement philanthropique et relations avec les donateurs

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Josée Labrecque

Coordonnatrice projets de financement et partenariats

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Claude Lévesque

Chef de l’hébergement et des programmes

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Sarah Huxley

Chargée des activités cliniques

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Virginie LaBrèque

Contrôleure

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Board of Directors

LOUIS MORISSETTE

President

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.

Judith Ménard

Secretray

Judith Ménard is the national sales leader for Private Banking 1859 and, as such, oversees a management team praised for being pioneers in the field of estate management. Formerly chief conformity officer for all sectors of National Bank, she is an invested and transformative leader who knows how to build, lead, and mobilize high-performing teams of professionals. For many years, she has served her community as a member of several boards of directors.

VÉRONIQUE CLOUTIER

Administrator

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.

Marie Elaine Farley

Administrator

Marie Elaine Farley manages the CSF (Chambre de la sécurité financière), an organization dedicated to protecting the public by maintaining discipline and overseeing over 32,000 members in the finance sector. As an active member of her community, she holds a seat on multiple boards of directors. Throughout her career, she has received many awards and distinctions, including the title of “Advocatus Emeritus” from Barreau du Québec and the Femmes d’affaires du Québec award for her outstanding accomplishments as a female executive.

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.

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).

Alexis Beauchamp-Châtel

Administrator

Dr. Beauchamp-Châtel has a strong expertise of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). He completed a master’s thesis on temper tantrums in preschool-aged children living with autism under the supervision of Dr. Laurent Mottron at the Rivière-des-Prairies Hospital. Since 2016, he has been working on the deinstitutionalization of autistic adults living with intellectual disabilities and severe behavioural difficulties. He also offers care to patients living with autism, with or without intellectual disabilities, through his external clinic. His work has led him to advocate for better services for adults living with autism. He is proud to assist Fondation Véro & Louis in achieving its visionary mission.

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.

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