Fondation Cité de la Santé

The Foundation

The Cité de la Santé Foundation was founded in 1980. It still bears its original name, which is the name of the hospital. Since 2004, it has been the main foundation serving the entire Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de Laval (CISSS), which

regroups 32 installations, including:


Cité de la Santé Foundation

Our mission

To contribute to the improvement
of the care and services
of the CISSS de Laval.

Our vision

A high-performance, results-oriented foundation committed to fundraising with its Board of Directors, members and other close collaborators, through its partnerships with the community and business people of Laval and the surrounding area, as well as through its endowment and planned giving programs.

Our values

  • Rigour

    In its governance, management, practices and procedures.

  • Transparency

    In its communications, its management and in the allocation of funds raised.

  • Integrity

    Honesty, ethics and consistency in all of its actions and in the performance of its fundraising activities.

  • Recognition

    Towards its donors, volunteers, partners and all of its collaborators.

Our team

Pascale Rolland
Pascale Rolland Communications and events Advisor

Pascale Rolland is an accomplished communicator having many years of experience with organizations whose mission is to promote a healthy and fair society. Committed and taking to heart the well-being of others, she knows how to carry out projects to completion while taking into account priorities and issues. Naturally curious and proactive, she has developed pertinent skills for traditional platforms as well as new media, as well as experience in event planning. A true team player,  genuine and resourceful, who works with professionalism and rigour.

Samira Gouzi Manager, Annual Campaign and
Donor Relations

Samira is passionate about philanthropy, social justice and commitment. As a campaigning professional, she has been working in the field of non-profit organizations for more than 20 years. She distinguishes herself by her humanism and her tremendous empathy.

André Malacket Executive Director

Having worked in philanthropy for more than 20 years, Mr. Malacket has distinguished himself by his solid background as a strategic advisor for major fundraising campaigns. An experienced leader and founder of his own firm specializing in philanthropic development, Mr. Malacket has carried out a number of mandates for hospital foundations and charitable organizations throughout the province. A skilled strategist and communicator, he has a keen understanding of the issues facing foundations and knows how to propose effective, customized solutions.

Christine Girard Communications Director

A committed communicator, Christine has many years of experience in communications and public engagement with large organizations in the plural sector. Driven by her convictions about social justice, she is passionate about education and civic engagement, innovation and social responsibility.

Isabelle Tremblay Manager, Corporate Development and
Community Relations

Passionate about philanthropy and social engagement, Isabelle distinguishes herself through her organizational and interpersonal skills and her attention to detail. She knows how to develop and maintain fruitful partnerships to create a healthy and supportive society.

Marie-Andrée Tremblay Administrative Assistant

Always ready to help, Marie-Andrée has unwavering patience. Graced with an empathetic ear, she is the smile that will welcome you with sensitivity and kindness.

Diane Demers Accountant

A great numbers whiz, Diane is also passionate about dance and music. This wonderful synergy between her artistic side and her keen sense of accounting analysis makes her a unique resource brimming with energy.

Board of directors

Louis Gaudreau


Involved with the Foundation since: 2012

Why I’m involved with the Foundation:
As a citizen of Laval and father of three children born at the Cité de la Santé, I believe it is essential to ensure the sustainability and evolution of the major hospital in the North Shore. Among other things, the actions of the Foundation make it possible to acquire state-of-the-art equipment that is essential to providing quality health care to a clientele with rapidly growing needs. Supporting the Foundation means supporting the entire population of Laval and the North Shore.

André Bannon


Involved with the Foundation since: 2011

Why I’m involved with the Foundation:
« Giving time and money to the Foundation is an opportunity to help the CISSS de Laval to equip itself with the best equipment and offer the best treatments at all stages of our lives. Let’s be generous. »

Sylvain Guindon, CPA, Ca, Pl.fin.


Company: Partner, Tax Services, BDO Canada LLP

Involved with the Foundation since: 2013

Why I’m involved with the Foundation:
By becoming involved with a foundation that has a significant impact on the health care that is provided to the population, I feel that I am moving in the right direction as an involved citizen.

Chantal Lévesque


Company: President, Founder and Designer, Collections SHAN

Involved with the Foundation since: 2018

Why I’m involved with the Foundation:

Yves Légaré


Company: President, Groupe Yves Légaré

Involved with the Foundation since: 2005

Why I’m involved with the Foundation:
I embarked on this wonderful adventure in 2005. After many accomplishments, we must keep going. It is important to me to contribute to the Foundation because we see the benefits in the community. That’s a reason to keep going! It’s a real pleasure to be part of the team and make a difference.

Martin Lussier, Pht, MBA


Company: Physiotherapist and Partner at PhysioExtra

Involved with the Foundation since: 2017

Why I am involved with the Foundation:
Martin joined the Board of Directors in March 2017. A dynamic and committed entrepreneur, he brings ideas, enthusiasm and innovation to our team!

Michel Stafford


Company: Vice-President and Market Director, BMO Montreal and Laval/North Shore

Involved with the Foundation since: 2017

Why I’m involved with the Foundation:
I’ve been a resident of Laval for over 50 years. My children were born at Cité de la Santé, my wife was treated there, as well as my father in oncology. I have been involved in several organizations over the years, but I believe that supporting a cause that touches us personally and that we know will have an impact in our direct community is even more rewarding.

Martin Proulx


Company: Vice-President, Corporate – Laval, Western Quebec, Eastern Ontario Governments & Public Sector, National Bank

Involved with the Foundation since: 2018

Why I’m involved with the Foundation:

Lise Morissat


Company: Director and co-shareholder of the Stageline Group

Involved with the Foundation since: 2019

Why I’m involved with the Foundation:
Coming soon

Dr Sébastien Clavel


Company: Radiation oncologist, CMDP

Involved with the Foundation since: 2010 (on the Board of Directors since 2018)

Why I’m involved with the Foundation:
As a doctor at the Cité-de-la-Santé Hospital and a citizen of Laval, I get to see first-hand the benefits of the Foundation on the quality services received by patients. It is therefore important for me to contribute as a collaborator and philanthropist of the Foundation in order to improve the resources available in our community.

Governing members are those persons who are admitted as such from time to time by resolution of the Board of Directors, where such persons have rendered outstanding service to the Foundation by their work or by their donations and who have demonstrated their support for the aims of the Foundation.

The late Me André Auclair

Guy Gagnon

Dr Jean-Guy Harris

Marie-Josée Chamberland Lavallée

Dr Alban Perrier

The late Jean-Paul St-Denis