La maison Mathieu-Froment-Savoie
170, Sherbrooke street
Gatineau (QC) J8Y 2L6
Phone number: 819 770-3900
Message from the Director General
Welcome to La Maison Mathieu-Froment-Savoie (the Maison), which proudly bears the name of the young cellist who died of cancer in 1991 at the age of 13.
La Maison was created in January 1999, six years after healthcare professionals first conceived the idea, in order to better meet the needs of those at the end of life in the Outaouais region. This palliative care center was first established at 55 du Couvent Street, Gatineau (Aylmer sector), and had 6 beds.
In January 2009, la Maison moved into the former Saint-Benoît-Abbé church, located at 170 Sherbrooke Street, Gatineau (Hull sector), and increased its capacity by 5 beds. It celebrated its 20th anniversary in January 2019. Thanks to the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux du Québec and the generosity of donors who contributed to the major fundraising campaign “With you till the end,” as of 2020, la Maison has 16 palliative care beds.
La Maison offers patients and their loved ones a unique environment of exceptional care, attentive listening and warm accompaniment, in a family setting and a compassionate atmosphere.
I would like to highlight the dedication and professionalism of the staff and volunteers who work at la Maison. They allow people from across the region to live their last moments surrounded by their loved ones, in dignity, love and serenity.
Let me introduce you, with sincere gratitude, to the people involved in the smooth running of the Maison.
The Board of Directors manages assets and business operations. It defines the goals and business guidelines for La maison, adopts bylaws, approves budgets recommended by the Executive Director and ensures follow-up. It adopts the annual report and adjudicates essential operations of La maison.
- Raymond BrunetPresident
Raymond Brunet , ing, MBA and president at Brunet & Associés
- Suzanne AlaryTreasurer
- Jean-Yves PrevostVice-President
Jean-Yves was born in Ripon and spent his childhood on the family farm in Lefaivre. He worked as an elementary school teacher for a few years and then joined the federal public service in 1975 where he worked at Immigration and Citizenship Canada for 34 years. He had managerial responsibilities during 25 years of his career as a public servant. He retired 5 years ago. Jean-Yves serves on the board of La maison since 2011.
- Madeleine GougeonSecretary
- Françoise BoivinAdministrator
- Maryse Bouvette, BSc Inf., MEd, CSIO(C), CSIP (C)Administrator
Maryse holds a bachelor degree in nursing from the Université Laval, a diploma in geronto-thanatology from the Université du Québec en Outaouais and a masters degree in education from University of Ottawa. She worked as a nurse in various areas including intensive care units. She acted as a consultant in palliative care at the Ottawa Hospital and, since 1998, is a senior nurse in advanced practice and coordination of consulting services in the management of palliative care at Bruyère Continuing Care. She is a charter member of La maison and has been on the board since 1992, responsible for the planning of the annual symposium.
- Carmen RodrigueAdministrator
Businesswoman and people’s person, Carmen Rodrigue is an experienced communicator who is largely involved in her community. She is known for her vast experience in publicity, in campaign management, in public relations, as well as for her implicated in the community.
Passionate about the media, Mrs. Rodrigue has worked for many years in the communication field, notably in radiocommunications. She held the position of General director in three francophone radio stations, including Astral Media. She is currently President and founder of CR Communications, where she uses her rigorousness, her creativity and her leadership to help numerous businesses.
Over the course of her career, she stood out for her profound engagement with multiple non-profit organisms as a volunteer and Honorary President. Mrs. Rodrigue has also chaired fundraising campaigns for Centraide. She also chaired on several boards of directors, including the Gatineau Health Foundation, the Gatineau Chamber of Commerce and the Ottawa International Airport.
Entrepreneur, but citizen first, Mrs. Rodrigue knows how to combine expertise and passion to contribute meaningfully to the advancement of society.
- François SaumureAdministrator
François began his career as a financial security advisor with “Financière Liberté 55”. In 2012 he founded the financial security cabinet “Symbiose-Gestion et protection du patrimoine et associés”. The origin of the name “Symbiose” is derived from the importance for the three partners to work in close collaboration with their clients, specialists, as well as with other members of the firm in order to build the best financial plans for their clients. His greatest strength is to popularize and simplify financial jargon for his clients. He is very motivated by the well-being of people and their financial success is very important to him!
Honorary member title is given to a volunteer who has demonstrated a continuous involvement and played an exceptional role as trustee on the Board of Directors, caretaker or supporter in fundraising activities. The honorary member is a lifetime title endorsed by members at the annual general meeting upon the recommendation of the Board of Directors. Honorary members do no hold voting right and cannot occupy a position on the Board or as a director or coordinator. Currently, La maison includes three honorary members: Henri Benoit, charter member and previous trustee, as well as two former presidents, Jean-Paul Corriveau et Raymond Thibeault.
- Nicole Vincent
Nicole has been the CEO of Imprimerie Vincent since 2005 after spending 6 years as the executive director of this printing business. She also worked as a graphic designer for the firm for 19 years.Nicole has been a member of Kiwanis Club of Hull for the past 14 years and served on the board of directors of the Caisse Desjardins de l’Ile de Hull for 8 years. She has been serving also on the board of directors of Évolu-tic Outaouais for the past 2 years and on the board of La maison for the last 13 years.
- Henri Benoit
One of the pioneers of La maison
Designer of the logo, secretary of the Board of Directors from 2005 to 2011 and member of the golf organizing committee.
- Jean-Paul Corriveau
Trustee in 2003
President of the Board of Directors from 2004 to 2011 and originator of the relocation project for La maison.
- Raymond Thibeault
Trustee in 2000
President of the Board of Directors from 2011 to 2004 and president of the golf organizing committee since 2000.
- Yves Labelle
- Robert Raby
Honorary membership is conferred on Mr. Robert Raby in recognition of his unwavering support and dedication. In particular, as administrator and treasurer of La Maison for fourteen years without counting the strategic planning and redesign of the website in 2013.
The Executive Director is responsible for the operational management. She plans and implements programs and services and ensures that they reflect La maison’s mission. She manages staff members, cooperates with the Board of Directors in raising necessary funds for business operations and represents La maison on civic activities to enhance the organizational visibility at the community level. She is supported by an Administrative Assistant, a Care Services Coordinator and a Volunteers Coordinator.
- Maude Lacelle
Phone number: 819 770-3900 Ext. 3Contact by email
- France Coté
Phone number : 819 770-3900 Ext. 5Contact by email
- Brigitte Gravelle
Phone number: 819 770-3900 Ext. 1Contact by email
- Barbara Lebeau
Phone number : 819 770-3900 Ext. 4Contact by email
- Annie Lemay
Financing activity coordinator
Phone : 819-770-3900 extension 8Contact by email
- Wilson Ramirez
Internal psychosocial and spiritual accompaniment service coordinator
(819) 770-3900, Ext. 6Contact by email
He holds a degree in religious sciences from the Javeriana University in Colombia, a formation in the spiritual accompaniment of the Pastoral Institute of Dominicans in Montreal and a certificate in theology of the IFTM. Ramirez is also a former teacher of Ethics and Philosophy in Colombia, he’s been offering spiritual accompaniment for more than 10 years and also gives several conferences on different topics.
We rely on the expertise of six dedicated physicians who take turns working at the Home and who offer personalized end-of-life care and respect for each patient.
La maison Mathieu-Froment-Savoie is staffed by:
- 13 Nurses
- 5 Auxiliary nurses
- 11 caregivers
- A psychosocial worker
- An Attendant
- An Executive Assistant
- An accountant
More than 190 volunteers provide support in the following areas:
- Administration and Communications
- Utility room
- Food Services
- Financing activities