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.

Josée Turcotte

Josée Turcotte

Chairwoman

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 where she ended her career.

Fabrice Vil

Fabrice Vil

Vice-president

Founder, president of Pour 3 Points – Certified coach in integral development, basketball coach and attorney at Langlois Kronström Desjardins (2007-2013), he is a member of the Order of Excellence in Education and Ashoka Fellow. Sensitive to diversity and inclusion issues, he intervenes in the media and as a panelist or speaker.

Francis Morin

Francis Morin

Secretary

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.

Heidi Ruttimann

Heidi Ruttimann

Treasurer

CPA and CA, with over 25 years of experience in managing and coordinating accounting teams in the improvement of processes, controls and financial reports in accordance with accounting standards. She is also a member of the CPA Canada investment funds standing committee.

Daniel Asselin

Daniel Asselin

Director

Managing Director of Loisir et Sport Abitibi-Témiscamingue – Sports and Recreation Technician in Abitibi-Témiscamingue for over 35 years. He was Vice-president of Sport Québec (2015 to 2019); and he has presided over the Commission des Jeux du Québec since 2015.

Fanny Choplet

Fanny Choplet

Director

A CTP (Certified Treasury Professional) since 2014, Fanny has more than ten years of experience in corporate treasury, in addition to training in human resources and organizational leadership. A former high-level gymnast and horsewoman, she is sensitive to subjects surrounding violence against young people.

Éliane Gobeil

Éliane Gobeil

Director

With a passion for various sports, Éliane has been involved in her community for several years. She seeks harmony and wants to contribute to the common good. A lawyer in labour and employment law, she collaborates closely with human resources.

Christian Marcoux

Christian Marcoux

Director

A specialist in corporate law and governance, Christian has over 20 years of experience in companies listed on the stock market (IPL Plastics, Laurentian Bank of Canada and Québecor). Sport has always played a major role in his life and the protection of young athletes is especially important to him.

Isabelle Rochefort

Isabelle Rochefort

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.

Denis Servais

Denis Servais

Director

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.

Our team

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.

Alexandre Baril

Alexandre Baril

Project Manager

Associate student at the Chaire de recherche sur la sécurité et la violence en milieu éducatif (Research chair on security and violence in an educational environment) and holder of a Bachelor’s degree in physical education and health, he is also an international karate athlete.

Our counsellors

Our counsellors

Support and Referral Line

Trained in assistance relationships (criminology, psychology, addiction and/or social work), our intervenors can support you regardless of your need: cyberbullying, suicidal thoughts, crisis, violence in sport, questions concerning the legal aspects and roles of the various sporting authorities. Our team is surrounded by professionals in several fields who can be contacted