Board of Directors

Andrée Lortie


Andrée Lortie Chair

C.M., O. Ont., Director
Founding president of la Cité collégiale 

Mrs. Andrée Lortie, founding president of La Cité collégiale, the first French-language College of Applied Arts and Technology in Ontario established in April 1989,  has lead the College for more than twenty years.   Read More

Bernard Voyer


Bernard Voyer Vice-Chair

O.C., C.Q.
Explorer - speaker

Explorer and mountain climber Bernard Voyer has more than 30 years of expeditions and adventures under his belt. His achievements include reaching the North Pole, the South Pole and the highest peak on the planet, Mount Everest. He also reached his dream of completing a world tour of the highest peak on each continent.    Read More

Michel Matifat

British Columbia

Michel Matifat Secretary-treasurer

Chair of SDECB and RDÉE Canada

Michel Matifat has been a Wealth Manager with ScotiaMcLeod in Vancouver since 2008. He has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. He is now Chair of RDÉE Canada.    Read More

Monique Collette


Monique Collette Secretary

Retired from the Public Service of Canada

Recently retired from the Public Service of Canada after a career spanning 37 years, Mme Collette has a vast experience in the fields of economic and social development and management.   Read More

Allister Surrette

Nova Scotia

Hon. Allister Surette Director

Rector and vice chancellor

Since April of 2000, Mr. Surette played a key role in the development and the creation of Université Sainte-Anne. In January of 2003, he was appointed Vice-president of Development and Partnerships of this institution.   Read More

Renée Champagne


Renée Champagne Director


Throughout her career, Renée Champagne has set herself apart by holding strategic positions within the public service and the postsecondary education field.   Read More

Glen Taylor


Glen Taylor Director

Francophone education Consultant

Glen Taylor is a consultant in the field of minority francophone education in Canada. He works with school boards and other organizations at the local, regional and national levels to promote the participation of all section 23 parents, regardless of their French-language skills, in their children’s educational life.   Read More

Paulette Duguay


Paulette Duguay Director


Biography comming soon.     Read More

Yvon Godin


Yvon Godin Director


Biography comming soon.   Read More

Jenny Matingu


Jenny Matingu Director


Biography comming soon.   Read More

Georges Arsenault

Prince Edward Island

Georges Arsenault Director

Historian, ethnologist and communicator

Biography comming soon.   Read More

Laura Morisson


Laura Morrison Director

Senior consultant - Sun Life

Biography comming soon.   Read More

Chedly Belkhodja


Chedly Belkhodja Director

Teacher and director, Concordia University

Biography comming soon.   Read More


Jean Johnson Director

FCFA du Canada president

Biographie comming soon.   Read More

Did you know…

The Foundation was created in 2004 by the Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne du Canada.