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Our foundation’s goals and objectives

For the past 30 years, the Quebec Mounted Police Members’ Association Foundation has been supporting community organizations throughout the province that offer social, philanthropic and juvenile prevention programs for youth. The foundation also financially supports groups that assist teens who are battling drug addiction, or who are victims of sexual assault. The foundation also supports native and cultural communities throughout Quebec.

Members of the foundation travel throughout the province during the year to deliver funding to community groups, and it is not uncommon to find RCMP members in the four corners of the province providing resources and support to community groups.

A summary of recent donations by the Quebec Mounted Police Members’ Association Foundation

2016

The Quebec Mounted Police Members’ Association hosted its 33rd annual charity golf tournament at the Vallée des Forts golf club in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu on June 3, 2016. After the tournament, players were treated to a sumptuous dinner, where QMPMA president Paul Dupuis presented a $1,000 cheque to two representatives of Expression Libre, a local community group that has, since 1994, been helping children who have been victims of sexual assault, and their families.

In March 2016, the QMPMA Foundation presented a $1,000 cheque to Ivan Provost (a C Division member), on behalf of the Grande Traversée cycliste LGT. The presentation was made at Cap-Jeunesse Secondary School in St-Jérôme, where students who are participating in the summer cycling event, were training.

2015

The Quebec Mounted Police Members’ Association is proud to be associated with La Vigile on behalf of its RCMP members in Quebec

BY ERIC PAGÉ

BEAUPORT, QUEBEC — La Vigile is a therapy center that offers support services to emergency responders, which is not seen elsewhere in North America. Police officers, peace officers, first responders, the military, veterans, firefighters, paramedics and professionals from the health and the legal community who are in need, can find a place to stay and get assistance from a team of dedicated experts who really know their clientele.

On February 18, 2015, the Quebec Mounted Police Members’ Association presented a $1,000 cheque on behalf of its foundation to Jacques Denis Simard, director general of La Vigile.

As a member of the Board of Directors of La Vigile, I would like to share with you the type of customized support and services that are offered to RCMP officers and also to the employees of the organization and members of their families.

Located in Beautport, near Quebec City, the centre’s services have been recognized and covered by Blue Cross since October 2013.

On February 18, 2015, Éric Pagé presented a $1,000 cheque on behalf of the Quebec Mounted Police Members' Association to Jacques Denis Simar, director general of La Vigile.

On February 18, 2015, Éric Pagé presented a $1,000 cheque on behalf of the Quebec Mounted Police Members’ Association to Jacques Denis Simar, director general of La Vigile.

This non-profit organization’s mission is to help men and women in uniform, or any other adult person having problems related to alcohol, drugs, medication, Internet addiction, gambling or any other forms of addiction. It also offers an outpatient reference service for depression, grief, burnout and post-traumatic shock disorder.

La Vigile’s expertise is provided by a professional and multidisciplinary team consisting of a physician, a nurse, a psychologist, an addiction counselor, a relational therapist, a kinesiology expert, a criminologist and a sexologist. Dedicated and having the overall wellbeing of the person at heart, the team at La Vigile has gained notoriety across the province.

This warm and welcoming therapy centre has a workout room, a full kitchen and a lounge and can accommodate up to 16 people. Since the start of their operations in 2003, the facility has helped more than 850 people.

Jacques Denis Simard, director general of the facility, explains the success of their approach by the fact that “at La Vigile, several therapy workshops are designed specifically for people in uniform. We consider shift work, stress, emergency operations, danger, the carrying of a firearm and diet.”

The assistance provided by the organization is tailored to the needs of workers in uniform, no matter the uniform, says Simard.

I invite you to visit the website of La Vigile to learn more about the organization and to find out how you can contribute to its success: www.lavigile.qc.ca

 

Le 18 février dernier Éric Pagé a, au nom de la Fondation de l'AMPMQ, a présenté un chèque de 1 000 $ à M. Jacques Denis Simard, directeur général de La Vigile.

Le 18 février dernier Éric Pagé a, au nom de la Fondation de l’AMPMQ, a présenté un chèque de 1 000 $ à M. Jacques Denis Simard, directeur général de La Vigile.

Proceeds from the 2015 Quebec Police Awards gala were presented by Quebec Mounted Police Members’ Association and the Quebec Provincial Police Association’s benevolent fund to the Fondation du Dr. Julien, a Montreal organization that assists socially and economically challenged children, and helps them to develop their full potential. The foundation also supports the development of social pediatrics in communities that need it most, and where children can best benefit.

2014

The Quebec Mounted Police Members’ Association Foundation and the Quebec Provincial Police Association Humanitarian Foundation teamed up in November 2014 to present a $5,000 cheque to the Marie-Vincent Foundation. The presentation was made during the 2014 Quebec Police Awards gala, held at the Chateau Champlain Marriott Hotel.

The Marie-Vincent Foundation is a Montreal-based organization that assists children aged 12 and younger who have been victims of sexual assault. Since 1994, the foundation has provided services and resources to young victims and their families.

2013

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In November 2014, a delegation by the Quebec Mounted Police Members’ Association and its foundation visited Danielle-Gabrielle Roy, the director general of the Marie Vincent Foundation, a non-profit group that, since 1975, has assisted victims, aged 12 and under, of sexual assault.

This foundation works very closely with police in cases of sexual assaults against children. Their facility is located in east-end Montreal, and the organization survives solely through donations and the tireless efforts of its staff, led by Roy, who is nothing short of a sparkplug and fantastic person who just never stops working for the cause.

 

After visiting the facility, members of the delegation sat down with Roy and listened to her story about how the foundation has been a pivotal part of helping the lives of so many young victims. The QMPMA foundation is proud to be associated with Roy and the foundation, and that is why we presented her with a $2,000 cheque, and we will continue to assist them through more donations in the future.

A little bit of history…

The Marie-Vincent Foundation was created in 1975, with the initial objective of meeting the desperate needs of the Centre Marie-Vincent, which had been founded 10 years earlier by Marguerite Séguin-Desnoyers. From the outset, the centre was dedicated to serving children aged 5 to 12 with severe socio-emotional problems, by offering schooling, social services and psychological assistance. The Marie-Vincent Foundation was successful in raising funds to enable the Centre Marie-Vincent to provide support to an ever growing number of children.

In 1994, following the creation of youth centres run by the Quebec government, the Foundation became a separate entity to the Centre Marie-Vincent. Now managing a sizable budget, the Marie-Vincent Foundation redefined its mission to encompass all children under 12 who had been victims of abuse, including sexual abuse.

In 2005, in the hopes of responding to a dearth of specialized, adapted services for children who had been sexually abused, the Marie-Vincent Foundation created the Centre d’expertise Marie-Vincent and the Marie-Vincent Interuniversity Chair on sexual abuse of children.

In 2012, after taking into consideration the extreme vulnerability of children ages 12 and under who had been victims of sexual abuse, as well as the necessity of ensuring that the Centre d’expertise Marie-Vincent remain a key resource in Quebec for victims and those close to them, the Marie-Vincent Foundation narrowed its mission to make sexual abuse its only cause.

SEXUAL ABUSE OF CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER

In Québec, one girl in five and one boy in ten report having been sexually abused before the age of 18.

In 2010-2011, 2,201 children aged 12 and under were the subject of a report to the Youth Protection in Quebec for sexual abuse or serious risk of sexual abuse.

Quebec police authorities report that 64% of victims of sexual offenses are under the age of 18 years.

– Among these young victims, 50% of them are girls and 14% are boys.
– In the majority of cases (85%), the aggressor is a person the child knows.
– Most situations of sexual abuse take place in private residences.

Services offered to children following the discovery of an experience of sexual abuse play a key role in the path that child’s life will take, as well as the lives of their loved ones.

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Whether it is as a parent, a grandparent, a teacher or a neighbor, when we hear about a child who has been sexually abused, it is hard to feel anything but anger and disbelief. Moved by a sense of urgency and motivated by a strong desire to play a part in improving the lot of children who are victims of sexual abuse, I accepted the position of Executive Director of the Marie-Vincent Foundation.

Thanks to the confidence and generosity of its loyal partners and many donors, the Marie-Vincent Foundation is able to achieve great things, and has been doing so on behalf of the children of Québec’s for the past 37 years.

In 2005, with the creation of the Centre d’expertise Marie-Vincent and the Marie-Vincent Interuniversity Chair on the sexual abuse of children, the Foundation proved beyond a doubt that there was a very real need for the services they provided to sexually abused children aged 12 and under.

Specialized services for victims, research, training, and prevention: these are the four channels through which the Marie-Vincent Foundation carries out its mission and honours the generosity of the caring men and women who stand up against childhood sexual abuse.

Board members, staff, partners, donors and volunteers… All of you have one thing in common: you care deeply about the wellbeing of our children. Your dedication is an incredible source of inspiration for me.

A real childhood for all children is not a luxury. It is a right.

Together, we can say yes to childhood. Thank you!

Danielle Gabrielle Roy
Executive Director of the Marie-Vincent Foundation

For more information:

www.expeditionmarievincent.ca
www.marie-vincent.org
www.facebook/fondationmarievincent/evenements

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The Quebec Mounted Police Members’ Association Foundation and the Quebec Provincial Police Association Humanitarian Foundation teamed up in November 2013 to present a $5,000 cheque to the Dédé Fortin Foundation. The presentation was made during the 2013 Quebec Police Awards gala, held at the Chateau Champlain Marriott Hotel.

The Dédé Fortin Foundation is a non-profit organization that raises funds to assist community groups that work to prevent suicide while offering mental health services.

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June 3, 2013 saw the 11th running of the Harfang motorcycle fundraising rally. This special event gathers law enforcement personnel from all walks of life, including civilian police officers and retired members of the Sûreté du Québec and other law enforcement agencies, as well as the annual participation of Montreal Canadiens hockey legend Guy Lafleur.

Since 2012, the Harfang event has helped to support various non-profit organizations, and the QMPMA Foundation has been a regular supporter of the event, donating $500 to the cause in 2013.