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Logis des aulniers is a non-profit organization whose goal is to provide access to affordable housing for people living with multiple sclerosis and/or with reduced mobility, and their caregivers. The corporation’s head office is in Saint-Lambert and run by a seven-member board of directors

The Board

Richard Saulnier 

Over the course of his career, Richard Saulnier was known for his communication skills and excellent sense of organization. He has alternately worked as a journalist and a communications manager for recognized organizations, including the APCHQ and the Tour de l’Île de Montréal, among others.  In 2002, a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis obliged him to gradually, but significantly, reduce his workload. After a brief stint working part-time at the Réseau québécois des OSBL d’habitation, where he learned about the programs Logis des aulniers is applying for today, Richard now divides his significantly diminished energy between his children and running the corporation. A founding member, he has served as the chair of the board since its inception in 2009. He is a tenant in an apartment, which he has had adapted to meet his needs.​


Danielle de Bellefeuille

Danielle de Bellefeuille is a businesswoman in the residential construction industry. Her company, Construction Bel-Art, built the Enfant Soleil house in Beloeil in 2008. Involved in the community, she is committed to the cause of accessible and adapted housing. In 1986, with a group of young adults with disabilities, including one of her close friends who suffered from MS, she founded the Regroupement d'entraide des personnes en perte d'autonomie (REPPA). In 2010, its name changed to Association d’informations en logements et immeubles adaptés (AILIA). Danielle currently serves as the vice-chair of AILIA’s board of directors.

Board member
Catherine Gillbert

British-born Catherine Gillbert is a community worker who is well known among Saint-Lambert’s English-speaking community. She earned a masters degree in Urban Planning and a PhD in Education from McGill University. She taught Environmental Studies at Concordia University and, in 1999, became the academic dean at John Abbott College. Catherine [KP1] is a founding member of Premiers pas – Home-Start, a Ville LeMoyne organization that helps families with young, at-risk children, and served as its president for five years. She is also a member of the board and the president of Our Harbour / Le Havre, an organization that finds and provides housing for people living with mental illness.


Corinne Demars

Corinne Demars was Executive Director of the Montérégie Section of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada for 4 years. She has remained on the board of directors ever since 2016 and is now Marketing and communications Director for Talinko. She constributes with both her knowledge in the community sector and the marketing field for the benefit of the development of the LDA project.

Board member 

France Désaulniers

The word commitment is undoubtedly the word that has been at the heart of his personal and professional life. For more than 20 years, she has volunteered with many organizations in Lambert. Her professional life has been characterized by engagement with others, working to improve the quality of life and work. After studying at the University of Montreal, she worked for more than 13 years in the international relations department of the CSN and was a member of the board of directors of numerous international cooperation organizations. Enriching her career with two years of experience as a cooperator in Mozambique, she then worked for 20 years as communications manager for the FNEEQ-CSN. Municipal councilor in Saint-Lambert from 2017 to 2021, France Désaulniers is currently responsible for institutional, protocol and administrative affairs in the office of the mayor of Brossard.

Board member 

Hugues Létourneau 

Saint-Lambert resident for nearly 40 years, Hugues Létourneau participated in the establishment of the first day camps for children in this city and was a member of the Board of the volunteer service of the East of Montreal. He was a municipal councilor for Saint-Lambert from 2013 to 2017 and during this period, he sat on the committee on universal accessibility, on the board of directors of the OHL and participated in the drafting of the policy on social housing for the Longueuil agglomeration. As a lawyer, ethicist, he is aware of the needs of people with disabilities and believes that our society must respect their rights to suitable, affordable housing close to services. He has been with Logis des Aulniers for 10 years. As an active retiree, he is involved in cultural, social and environmental groups and also wants to put his experience, knowledge and determination at the service of Logis des aulniers.

Board member

Marie-Eve Provost

Since 2020, Marie-Eve has held the position of Director of the Montérégie Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada (CPSS). The organization operates nationwide and has around 1,500 members, 90% of whom have the disease. Marie-Eve Provost is therefore delegated as representative of the organization on the board of directors of Logis des aulniers.

Board member

Nadine-Geneviève Desjardins*


Nadine-Geneviève Desjardins is a community organizer with the Centre de santé et des services sociaux (CSSS) Champlain–Charles-Le Moyne. Our non-profit organization has benefited from her expertise since 2021, when she joined our board of directors. Her experience in providing guidance to the clientele of the CSSS has convinced her of the value of Logis des aulniers being part of the continuum of services offered by the CSSS in partnership with local groups. Nadine-Geneviève is a non-voting member, but acts as a resource person for board members.

Last update: Feb 2023


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