Pointe-à-Callière Foundation: supporting the preservation of our local heritage

The Pointe-à-Callière Foundation, created in 1993, supports the Museum’s activities and growth, helps create bonds with the Montréal community, and provides financial support for the Museum.

The Foundation actively supports the Museum’s development by organizing fundraising activities, soliciting and accepting donations, managing the program for Members and volunteers and publishing Cité Magazine.

HOW ARE DONATIONS TO THE POINTE-À-CALLIÈRE FOUNDATION USED?

For the creation of the Montréal archeology and history complex

We provided funding for the acquisition of…
The Youville Pumping Station in 1998 and contributed to its development in 2000
The Mariners’ House in 2004 and for its development in 2013
The former warehouse at 214 Place D’Youville in 2000 and for the development of Fort Ville-Marie and the collector sewer in 2017

For the renovation of permanent exhibitions

We provide financial assistance to help the Museum stay up to date by…
Renewing all of the multimedia shows since the Museum first opened
Upgrading permanent exhibitions
Contributing to educational installations and programs

To forge ties with the university milieu

We provide money that helps fuel budding minds through…
The Archaeological Field School (in a partnership with the Université de Montréal), which, over the past 13 years, has welcomed and trained over 160 student interns who completed 17 practical work projects, 8 dissertations, and one doctoral thesis
The establishment of a program, in a partnership with Pratt & Whitney, that has provided 20 bursaries for second and third cycle students of history and archaeology

To ensure Pointe-à-Callière's sustainability

We support the Museum’s future…
By organizing a major fundraising campaign that has allowed for the establishment of an endowment fund of over $10 M

IN ADDITION, EVERY YEAR, THE FOUNDATION PROVIDES BETWEEN $300,000 AND $1 M FOR THE MUSEUM’S DEVELOPMENT!

WHAT DOES THE POINTE-À-CALLIÈRE FOUNDATION DO?

We hold an annual fundraising campaign

Every year, the Foundation calls on the general public to support one of the Museum’s causes, most often in the area of education and Museum development

We organize major fundraising activities

The Major Donors Evening, held in fall
The Montréal Builders Club which takes place in spring
Benefit cocktail events are held to coincide major temporary exhibitions

We are developing a new generation of philanthropists

Development of the Next Generation of Philanthropists Committee
Organization of exclusive annual activities
Raising young people’s awareness of philanthropy

We seek out major donors

Follow-ups on multi-year agreements as part of the major fundraising campaign
Bonds with major donors
Follow-ups on some thirty agreements in progress, with actions taking place every year

We manage and increase the number of museum Members

This group of ambassadors contributes to the Museum’s own-source revenue
Organization of preview inaugural events with guest speakers
Planning of an annual party
Leadership of the Members Committee
Management of volunteers for cultural activities and other Museum and Foundation needs

We communicate with our members, donors, and volunteers

Cité Magazine takes a look at the Museum’s achievements
The Members brochure presents the annual offer and advantages available to Members
Contributions to the Museum’s posts on social media

We support board Members in their role as volunteer administrators

Organization of an annual general meeting
Preparation of 4 regular meetings
Organization of various committees: governance, audit, investment, annual campaign, benefit activities, Next Generation of Philanthropists, Members

Chair:

Pierre Turcotte
Chairman of the Board
Alithya

Vice-Presidents:

Yves Bonin
Partner
PricewaterhouseCoopers

Caroline Émond
Vice-President, Financial Governance and Optimization
Otéra Capital, CDPQ

Pierre Hébert
Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright

Secretary-Treasurer:

Robert Y. Girard
Partner
Fasken

Administrators:

Mario Bédard
Founding President
Groupe Immobilier Valor inc.

Maxime Boissonneault
Vice-President of Sales Moov AI

Pierre Courchesne
Executive Vice-President – Finance and Administration
ESI Technologies

Sandrine Debbané
Global Chief Financial Officer
Sid Lee

Madeleine Féquière
Corporate Credit Chief
Domtar

Johane Frenette
Lecturer
HEC Montréal

Caroline Healey
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Railway Association of Canada

Marc Légaré
President
Sérénia Funeral Brokers

Pascal Lépine
President
Atypic

Laurent Liagre
Partner
EY

Charles S.N. Parent
Vice-President, Parent Bujold Wealth Management
National Bank Financial

Pascal Pépin
Director Compensation and Benefits
Power Corporation of Canada

Alain Primeau
Regional Vice President
NAPA Auto Parts

Éric Rufer
Director - Customer Development
Casino de Montréal

Pierre Savard
Vice-President of Finance
Magnus Poirier

Danny Serraglio
Vice President, Business Development and Marketing, TELUS Health and Virtual Care
TELUS

Mackie Vadacchino
Chief Executive Officer
Bioforce Canada inc.

The Mariners’ House - National Bank Pavilion
The rehabilitation of the Mariners’ House – National Bank Building was made possible through the financial support of the Pointe-à-Callière Foundation.
Photo: Caroline Bergeron
Photo: Lino Cipresso
Photo: Lino Cipresso
Photo: Lino Cipresso

Become a volunteer!

Want to play a role in an enriching environment that involves culture, heritage, and exclusive events? Want to help further the renown of Montréal’s birthplace?

See our registration form to learn about the various types of volunteer activities open to you at the Pointe-à-Callière Foundation. To apply to volunteer at the Foundation, please send your duly completed form to fondation@pacmusee.qc.ca.

For an internship relating to your area of study click here.

Contact us

Pointe-à-Callière Foundation
350 Place Royale
Montréal, Québec H2Y 3Y5
Phone : 514 872-4643
Fax: 514 872-8585
fondation@pacmusee.qc.ca