Andrée Lortie


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.

A graduate of the University of Ottawa and the University of Alberta, Mrs. Lortie received an honorary doctorate from the University of Ottawa and one from Carleton University in recognition of her contribution to the promotion of French-Language education in Ontario and the development of partnerships in the Ottawa region.

Mrs. Lortie has participated actively in the development of college education for francophone community outside Quebec, amongst other, she was a member of the Federal Minister of Health’s Consultative Committee for French-Speaking Minority Communities; a member of the Executive Committee of the Réseau des cégeps et des collèges francophones du Canada (RCCFC) for over ten years; and served respectively as a member of the Executive  and as co-president of the Consortium national de formation en santé.

Mrs. Andrée Lortie has received numerous awards and honors.  She has been awarded  the Order of Canada, the Order of Ontario, the Ordre du Mérite de la République française and the Ordre de la Pléiade. In 2001, she received the Award of Excellence for the Executive of the Year for the public sector from the Regroupement des gens d'affaires (RGA). In 2010, she received the award Personnalité de l’année Le Droit / Radio-Canada for her commitment and devotion in the education field; and the Grandmaître Award as well as le Prix de la Francophonie de Prescott-Russell in recognition of her professional and individual accomplishments as well as her social commitment to the francophone community.


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