Odette Lacroix: winner of the 2016 Chantal Lanthier Award

Words are not enough to describe  Odette Lacroix’s tireless work for the Society, even now, at the age of 75! In recognition of her dedication,  Odette received the Chantal Lanthier Award, awarded to a volunteer whose remarkable contribution to our mission makes him or her an inspiration to others. From the moment Odette’s husband, Pierre Lacroix, […]

Dominic Delambre, Luc Vilandré and Michel Simard : behind the Ride to Fight ALS’s success

Since its 2008 inception, the Ride to Fight ALS has brought together hundreds of cyclists and has generated over 1.6 million dollars, thus making it one of the Society’s flagship events. Luc Vilandré, Dominic Delambre and Michel Simard are among a long list of committed volunteers who have managed to propel this cycling challenge forward. […]

Gilles Martel: moving forward, one walk at a time

In 2003, the letters “A-L-S” increasingly resonated with the daily life of Gilles Martel. While a certain Jean Lepage raised funds for ALS in the Charlevoix region, his very good friend Ghislain, and his wife Angèle, were facing the consequences of the disease. “We had known them for 25, 30 years. Everything in Ghislain’s personal […]

Nathalie Savard: “We all need to give, without expecting anything in return”

  September 18, 2013. Wilfrid, Nathalie Savard’s dad, learns he has ALS. The following month, Nathalie contacts the ALS Society of Quebec and learns that the team needs help with the Baie-Comeau ALS Walk. She, along with her sisters and her uncle, immediately jump on the opportunity to get involved. “We are happy to have […]

Elyse Claude Léveillé, Paula Stone and Diane Tkalec: sharing their expertise to support families

  Elyse Claude Léveillé, Paula Stone and Diane Tkalec have traveled very different roads. This did not keep them, however, from putting their individual skills in service of a common goal: offering the best possible support to families who live with ALS everywhere across the province. All three are volunteers in the Society’s Programs and […]

The Chantal Lanthier Award

“The Chantal Lanthier Award is to be awarded to a volunteer whose remarkable contribution to our mission makes them an inspiration to others. Since her diagnosis, Chantal has advocated, heart and soul, for the rights of people living with ALS and their caregivers. This award was created to act as a perpetual reminder of her profound humanity, which has touched so many of us.”

Chantale Grenon-Nyenhuis

It’s hard to believe that between working full-time, packing lunches, and going to hockey practices, a mother of four would add “VOLUNTEERING” in big letters to her calendar. Yet, Chantale Grenon-Nyenhuis continues to grab her brightest, boldest pen each month, and add the word which is so meaningful to her.

Justine Martineau

Between homework, exams, friends, and family, it may seem unimaginable for a 17 year old teenager to find time to volunteer. But for a cause that is close to her heart, Justine Martineau manages to do just that and in a remarkable way.

Ron Williams

Ron Williams is among the few who prefer meeting face to face instead of communicating via email. In his leather-covered black briefcase, he safeguards pamphlets, articles, and promotional posters – all evidence of his many charitable achievements. He exudes pride and a profound consideration for the world around him.

Mylène Duchesneau

Mylène Duchesneau knows the importance of giving time for a cause that is dear to her heart. As a professional graphic designer, she understands the value of donating her time and skills, much to the pleasure of the ALS Society.