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La Fondation compte 7 employé.e.s permanents avec une expertise diversifiée. Consultez leurs fiches biographiques pour découvrir leur parcours et leur motivation à s'impliquer pour la protection de l'environnement. 

The Fondation Rivières can count on the support of a multidisciplinary team committed to defending Quebec's rivers. This diverse team brings together diverse skills to contribute to the preservation of the province's waterways.

Together, our team is equipped to address the following issues:

André Bélanger au Grand Splash 2023_Fondation Rivières

André Bélanger

Manager in journalism, marketing communications and entrepreneur, André has more than 25 years of experience in large companies, digital agencies and startups.

In recent years, André has become interested in digital transformation and innovation within organizations while maintaining his involvement in environmental organizations.

André also advocates within organizations related to the environment and public transportation, and he has supported Fondation Rivières since its very beginnings.

Gabriel Cliche - Fondation Rivières

Gabriel Cliche

Gabriel holds a bachelor's degree in natural and managed environments from Laval University as well as a college diploma in water treatment from the Cégep de Saint-Laurent. He specializes in the interpretation of various data, mainly from the SOMAEU, in order to manage and protect water resources.

With his numerous professional and academic experiences in writing, documentary research, operation of drinking water and wastewater treatment systems, statistical analysis, sampling and land use planning, he sees to the identification of sources of pollution for various rivers and to the development of strategies for the implementation of concrete solutions with the environment.

Coralie Massey-Cantin - Fondation Rivières

Coralie Massey-Cantin

After joining the team as an intern, Coralie now holds the position of philanthropic development advisor within Fondation Rivières. Holder of a master's degree in environmental management, she had the chance to acquire a lot of knowledge about wet and water environments (MHH). Coming from a family that loves water activities, she joins Fondation Rivières to promote access to quality water for all.

Normand Beaudet, Responsable, stratégies de mobilisation, énergie et climat à la Fondation Rivières

Norman Beaudet

Normand Beaudet studied at McGill University in renewable natural resource management and environmental sciences, and co-founded the Nonviolence Resource Center, of which he is still a member of the board of directors.

Normand s'est spécialisé dans les questions de sécurité et les stratégies de mobilisation et de luttes citoyennes. Impliqué dans la lutte contre les énergies fossiles, il a œuvré à empêcher l'inversion de la ligne 9B d’Enbridge avec Action environnement Basses-Laurentides, à enrayer les projets de méga pipeline Énergie-Est et GNL Québec en plus d’avoir contribué à la campagne Déclaration d'urgence climatique. Récemment, Normand a travaillé en faveur d'une politique de sécurisation de l'approvisionnement énergétique. Il siège aujourd’hui sur le conseil d'administration du Regroupement vigilance énergie Québec.

In terms of environmental conservation, Normand has contributed to informing and raising public awareness of the value of the last forest area of the Saint-Laurent Plain between Montreal and Quebec near the river (Forêt seigneuriale de Lotbinière) as well as the Seigneurie” and its Chêne river, threatened successively by gas companies and forestry companies.

Maëlle Tripon_Fondation Rivières

Maëlle Tripon

Holder of a master's degree in environment and a bachelor's degree in political science, Maëlle has long been interested in the conservation and sustainable use of natural environments, particularly rivers. His varied academic and professional experiences within conservation organizations and international organizations have refined his understanding of socio-ecological issues, and led him to focus on land planning issues.

At the Foundation, Maëlle works as a project manager for collaborative approaches relating to the quality and access to water.

Benoît Girourd_Responsable des relations gouvernementales et de la concertation

Benoit Girouard

Involved for more than a decade in the Peasant Union, notably as president, Benoît campaigns for agrarian reform that is more respectful of the environment and waterways in Quebec. Recognized for his vision and leadership, he has developed solid credibility both with the general public and the political world thanks to his understanding of the issues of agroecology, land use, multifunctionality of agriculture and goods. and environmental services.

A great nature lover established in the Laurentians, Benoît has organized several riverbank cleanups. Today he uses his experience for the benefit of rivers, which have always been at the heart of his thinking.

Photo de Yannick B. Géliinas

Yannick B. Gélinas

Yannick B. Gélinas cumule 25 ans d'expérience en tant qu’artiste, réalisatrice, puis comme chargée de projet en communications. Au fil des ans, elle a collaboré avec diverses institutions et organisations telles que l'ONF, Fortier Danse Création, le Conseil des arts de Montréal, la Ville de Montréal, Culture Montréal et le milieu des Fablabs. Son vif intérêt pour les enjeux écologiques l'anime depuis toujours, et elle s'engage dans des projets en cohérence avec ses valeurs. Yannick B. Gélinas détient un Baccalauréat en communication et une Maîtrise en multimédia de l'UQAM (Université du Québec à Montréal). Son parcours professionnel diversifié lui confère une expertise unique qu'elle est heureuse de mettre au service de la préservation des ressources hydriques. Amoureuse de l'eau et de la nature, elle adore le canot-camping et la baignade dans les lacs et les rivières du Québec.

Pauline Dubois

Pauline Dubois

Après plusieurs expériences en tant que chargée d’événements dans le milieu culturel, notamment au sein du paysage cinématographique québécois, Pauline occupe désormais le poste de chargée de projet pour le Grand Splash. Titulaire d’une Maîtrise en développement culturel et valorisation du patrimoine puis d’un DESS en communication à l’Université de Montréal, Pauline a su développer des compétences dans la promotion et la mise en place d’événements sur un territoire

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