About the Foundation
Raphaël Ciccariello, President
Raphaël Ciccariello holds a Bachelor and Master of Applied Sciences from the École Polytechnnique de Montréal.
A member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec, he has over 35 years of experience in the fields of metallurgy, research and development, automation, quality control process, and quality assurance.
Since 2001, Mr. Ciccariello has been active in many organizations concerned with environmental protection such as the Conseil régional de l'environnement des Laurentides. He also chairs the boards of the Association des Propriétaires du Grand Lac Caché and the Camp Quatre-Saisons.
Raphaël is heavily involved with La Macaza municipality in the fields of social and environmental development, in addition to doing program development for the Camp Quatre-Saisons at Lac Caché in La Macaza.
Also trained as a massage therapist, Raphaël practices cycling, swimming, jogging, yoga and Tai Chi.
Stéphane Paquin, Treasurer
Stephane Paquin graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Université du Québec à Montréal and a graduate certificate in passenger transportation from the Université Laval.
Throughout his career, he has gained solid experience in financial management with a remarkable talent for getting results. During his long and varied career in various companies such as Commonwealth Plywood, la Coop Fédérée, le CIT Laurentides, Mr. Paquin has had the opportunity to work on many high-profile dossiers.
With his skillful attitude as an analyst in management and development for over ten years, he is capable of counselling managers and executives in their strategical orientations and organizational development.
In addition, Mr. Paquin is involved his community through his volunteer work with local sports and other organizations as treasurer and president.
H. Claude Pariseau, retired since January 2019, was a member of the order of psychoeducators of Quebec, a member of the Association de mediation familiale du Québec, a member of the Association of intervenors in dependency of Quebec and former Professor of specialized education techniques at CEGEP Saint-Jérôme and CEGEP Marie-Victorin of Montreal.
He was President Emeritus of the Fondation Charles-Joseph Ducharme of Collège Lionel-Groulx, President of the Association of Psychoeducators of Quebec and President of the Action and Information Unit on addictions (Uniatox) Southern Lanaudière region of Quebec.
H. Claude Pariseau held a position of municipal councillor at the city of Lachenaie. (1984 to 1988).
Presently, he sits on the Board of the Alumni Association of the Seminary of Sainte-Thérèse and Collège Lionel-Groulx, on the Board of the Corporation of the Seminary of Sainte-Thérèse as a Consultor, and it is in this capacity that he also sits on the Board of Camp Quatre-Saisons, a youth camp for children (7 to 17 years old).
My main gold in life is to help others reach their own goals.
Claude Pelletier, Secretary
Claude Pelletier holds a Master’s degree in Psychoeducation from the Université de Montréal and has spent his career in education at the Université de Montréal and Collège de Saint-Jérôme.
He was engaged in organizing the activities for the “50 and above Club” of the Claude-Robillard Center as well as for the FADOC Network of Greater Montreal. In 2011, he won an award from the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) for his involvement in the promotion of health for senior citizens.
Mr. Pelletier has been a member of various committees and board of directors, his involvement having focused on municipal leasure activities, human rights advocacy (Ethics Committee of CSSSAMN) and youth (PIC-Laval).
Guy Allard, Director
Guy Allard holds a B.A. from the Université de Montréal and an M.S.Ed. from Fordham University in New York City, in addition to other academic qualifications.
He was a teacher and student supervisor for thirteen years at the Séminaire de Sainte-Thérèse. He then pursued his teaching career with Baldwin-Cartier School Board as a high school teacher, pedagogical consultant and Communication Officer. At the same school board, later renamed the Marguerite-Bourgeoys School Board, he was elected School Commissioner upon retirement, a position he then held for 24 years.
Mr. Allard’s community interests include the founding of Camp Quatre-Saisons to the co-founding of a committee for a West Island French CEGEP which became Collège Gérald-Godin, the introduction of the international high school programme in six schools of the Baldwin-Cartier School Board, and the co-founding of a scholarship programme “Discover the Stars” with the West Island Chamber of Commerce.
André Dubois, Director
André Dubois graduated with a Master of Arts from Ottawa University and a Master of Arts in English Literature from the Université de Montréal.
Mr. Dubois completed a long career in education. He taught for 28 years at the Séminaire de Sainte-Thérèse and Collège Lionel-Groulx. At the Collège, he served as Department Head and was in charge of English courses for continued training. He held managerial positions as Student Director of the Séminaire de Sainte-Thérèse and then as director of the new Student Services Office of Collège Lionel-Groulx for a decade.
André Dubois has always been very involved in the community. He was proactive in establishing the Séminaire de Sainte-Thérèse teachers’ association, the Fondation Lionel-Groulx, the Association des Anciens et Anciennes du Séminaire de Sainte-Thérèse et du Collège Lionel-Groulx as well as the Collège’s student cooperative store. For thirty years, he sat on the consultative council of the Corporation du Séminaire de Sainte-Thérèse.
Mr. Dubois was also involved with the Camp Quatre-Saisons, on whose board he sat for six years.
Jacques Lemieux, Director
Jacques Lemieux holds a B.Sc. in computer science from the Université de Montréal and a M.Sc. (Econ.) with distinction in Information Systems from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has been working in IT for 35 years, acting as employee or consultant, and holding positions as diverse as college teacher, programmer, system analyst, information security analyst, architect, team leader, project manager and R&D director.
He discovered the Camp Quatre-Saisons in his teens while participating in his first canoe expedition. He then remained involved in this organization by holding various summer jobs during his studies and afterwards as a volunteer.
Over the years, Mr. Lemieux has sat on the boards of directors of the following organizations: Chantiers jeunesse, Camp Quatre-Saisons, Chanteurs de Sainte-Thérèse and Information and Referral Centre of Reference of Greater Montreal. He was also actively involved in establishing the Association québécoise des informaticiennes et informaticiens indépendants.
The Foundation warmly thanks these former Board members for their contribution to FANJ's development:
Yves Dubois (2014 to 2016)
Christian Roy (2015 to 2018)
The Fondation Aventure pour la Jeunesse was incorporated on July 21st, 2014 (letters of patent).
The registration number of the Foundation is 833541998RR0001.
Its Quebec Business Number (NEQ) is 1170228812 (search in the Quebec Enterprise Register).
The Fondation Aventure Nature pour la Jeunesse warmly thanks :
Nadine Champagne for providing our logo as well as many graphic elements that will be used in our future communication material.
Joseph De Piano for revising the English translations.
Jean-Richard (www.actwebsolutions.com) for printing our business cards for free.
Jean-François Brisebois (www.jfbplanificateurfinancier.com) who is the Foundation's financial planner.
In order to reduce its costs, the Foundation currently has no employees on its payroll, all work being voluntered by its Board members as well as by other contributors.