Our board of directors

The Sport’Aide board of directors is the result of a good blend of professional and “field” expertise, since it is made up of university researchers specializing in violence in sporting environment, former athletes, coaches, heads of Quebec sports federations and volunteers who have been involved in diverse disciplines.

Denis Servais

Denis Servais

Chairman

Recreation consultant by profession, he holds a degree in public administration from the ÉNAP. With strong knowledge of organized sport, he presided Baseball Québec from 1994 to 1999, the Association québécoise du loisir municipal from 2005 to 2009 and Sports-Québec from 2011 to 2016.

Guylaine Dumont

Guylaine Dumont

Instigator and Vice Chair of Sport’Aide

Professional volleyball player (indoor until 1998) played in Europe and Japan and on the beach (2004 Olympics). Therapist in helping relationships specializing in sports and lecturer.

Michel Fortin

Michel Fortin

Secretary

Director of Legal Affairs and Assistant General Secretary at the Institut national de la recherche scientifique du Québec (INRS). Michel has long been involved in amateur sport and professional sport, as a former junior elite baseball player.

Isabelle Ducharme

Isabelle Ducharme

Treasurer

General Manager of the Fédération de natation du Québec. Former program director at Sports-Québec. Coach, official, volleyball player and very involved in multisport and major sports events.

Alain Fortier

Alain Fortier

Director

President and founder of VASAM – Victimes d’agressions sexuelles au masculin. A former soccer player, he has also been involved in the business world for several years.

Lucie Ferland

Lucie Ferland

Director

Strategic advisor at CGI for almost 25 years, we turn to her for her strategic positioning expertise in human resources.

Francis Morin

Francis Morin

Director

Professional in organizational management, administration and public management, he manages individual donations at Centraide-Qc where he coordinates financial development, in terms of large public campaigns, major giving and planned giving.

Sonia Perron

Sonia Perron

Director

Author, lecturer and Coach. Change management specialist with over 15 years of experience in business growth and transformation management, change management and skills development.

Anne-Renée Thibault

Anne-Renée Thibault

Director

Degree in physical activity and level 4 coach in rowing, she was involved in amateur sports for many years as administrator, athlete and coach on both a national and international level. She was part of the Canadian delegation at the 2008 Paralympic Games.

Josée Turcotte

Josée Turcotte

Director

Ex-athlete and clinical psychologist, she has been director of communications in various government departments, including Education, before joining the Conseil supérieur de l’Éducation du Québec as secretary general.

Nos experts-conseils

Sylvain Croteau

Sylvain Croteau

Instigator and General Manager of Sport’Aide

Communications and public affairs professional. Involved in amateur sport for a number of years, he also worked in professional sport with the Quebec Nordiques for four seasons.

Patrick Vachon

Patrick Vachon

Development Agent – Prevention of violence in the sport environment

Associate Professor at the Department of Health Sciences at the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi and holder of a doctorate in psychology, specialty in cognitive sciences and neuropsychology, from the Université de Montréal. Intervener for the RESPAIX program in order to favour a violence-free environment in minor hockey.

Sylvie Parent

Sylvie Parent

Research professor at the Université Laval Faculty of Education Sciences

Sport'Aide instigator, specialist in harassment and abuse among young athletes.

Martin Gendron

Martin Gendron

Research professor at the Université du Québec à Rimouski (Lévis Campus)

Specialist in youth intimidation and violence in the world of sport, primarily amateur soccer. He has also been involved in the field of downhill skiing as an athlete and coach.