2012 National Philanthropy Day



Charles Sirois (Chairman of Telesystem Ltd.)


Joelle “Joey” Berdugo-Adler (President and CEO, Diesel Canada and Founder, ONEXONE)

Diane Derome  (CEO, Caisse populaire Place Desjardins)

Jean-Pierre Desrosiers (Partner, Fasken Martineau)

Marie-Pierre Dufort (Co-Founder, Bénévoles d’affaires and Co-Proprietor, Synetik)

Louise Fréchette (Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, 1998-2006)

Valérie Laidley-Price (Activist and Philanthropic, Founder of Jump For Hope)


Lifetime Achievement Award
Michèle Thibodeau-DeGuire, C.M., C.Q., MACG, FIC, ing.
President and Executive Director, Centraide of Greater Montreal

Award for Outstanding Philanthropist
Alvin C. Segal, O.C., O.Q.
Chairman & CEO, Peerless Clothing Inc. and President, Segal Centre for Performing Arts

Award for Outstanding Volunteer
Pierre Boivin
President and CEO, Claridge inc.

Award for Outstanding Corporation in Philanthropy

Award for Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy (less than 18 years old)
Collège Regina Assumpta
2011-2012 secondary III cohort

Award for Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy (18 to 25 years old)
Sarah Cook
Founder, Sarah Cook Fund

Award for Jury’s Pick
Karel Velan
Founder and CEO, Velan Inc.

Special Mention, Outstanding Volunteer Category
Alain Drolet
Maintenance Mechanic, Aluminerie de Bécancour