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!

Chloé Azières

Directrice des communications et du marketing relationnel - poste 603

cazieres@fondationverolouis.ca

Katty Taillon

Directrice générale - poste 310

ktaillon@fondationverolouis.com

Annie Carrière

Adjointe à la direction générale - poste 600

acarriere@fondationverolouis.com

Karine Henry

Directrice développement philanthropique et relations avec les donateurs - poste 601

khenry@fondationverolouis.com

Sarah Huxley

Responsable - Recherche et développement des Maisons Véro & Louis - poste 602

shuxley@fondationverolouis.com

Marie-Noël Phaneuf

Relations de presse

Valérie Barbusci

Chargée de projets - activités de financement - poste 604

vbarbusci@fondationverolouis.com

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.

Judith Ménard

Secretray

With nearly 25 years of experience in various sectors of National Bank, Judith Ménard is now responsible for the growth and overall activities outside Quebec for the Commercial/Private Banking sector and for the transformation of its business model. Most recently, as Senior Vice-President at Private Banking 1859, she was responsible for national sales. Prior to that, she was Chief Compliance Officer for all National Bank’s business sectors, both in Canada and internationally. Recognized for her intrapreneurial spirit and her in-depth knowledge of wealth management and financial markets, Judith knows how to coach and mobilize teams of managers and professionals across Canada in creating distinctive experiences for entrepreneurial clients and their families. Dynamic and authentic, Judith is an engaged leader who is deeply involved in her community.

Frédéric Bouchard

Administrator and Treasurer

Frédéric Bouchard is a partner and Managing Director in the Transaction Group of PwC Canada in Montreal specialized in Acquisition, Sale and Corporate Financing.  He has been assisting private companies and entrepreneurs with capital raising, acquisitions and divestitures for over 25 years. He focuses mainly on the construction materiel sector, consumer good and food sector.

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 Marie Claire 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.

Carla Beauvais

Administrator

Carla Beauvais a fait de la diversité et de l’inclusion son cheval de bataille. Chroniqueuse et entrepreneuse sociale, elle milite depuis plus de 20 ans pour une meilleure représentation et émancipation des communautés noires et marginalisées. Afin de mieux outiller ses clients et leur permettre de déployer de meilleures pratiques inclusives, elle a complété avec mérite un certificat “Diversity & Inclusion” de la
prestigieuse Université Cornell de New York. Elle a été nommée parmi les 100 personnalités de l’année par le Journal The Gazette en 2015 pour son implication au sein du Mois de l’histoire des Noirs qu’elle orchestre depuis 2009 et pour ses points de vue et ses articles qui ont été cités ou publiés dans plusieurs publications dont La Presse, le Journal Métro, Le Devoir, The Gazette, Huffington Post, Challenges Magazine.

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