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 to 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 receiving donations, manages the program for Members and volunteers and publishes 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 feed budding minds through…
The Archaeological Field School (in a partnership with the Université de Montréal), which, for 13 years, welcomed and trained over 160 student interns who completed 17 practical work projects, 8 dissertations, and one doctoral thesis in progress
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 creation 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 Montréal Builders Club was held the 25th edition of its event in the spring of 2019
The Major Donors Evening will take place for the 23rd time in the fall of 2019
Benefit cocktail events are held during major temporary exhibitions

We are developing a new generation of philanthropists

Development of the Next Generation of Philanthropists Committee
Organization of four annual activities
Establishment of a new subscription option
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

Growing by 70% from 2017 to 2018, this group contributes to the Museum’s own-source revenue
Organization of preview inaugural events with guest speakers
Planning of an annual party
Support for the planning of a one-day trip to the Canadian Museum of History in 2019
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
Contribution 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:

Robert Dumas
President and Chief Executive Officer
Sun Life Financial, Québec

Vice-President:

Yves Bonin
Partner
PricewaterhouseCoopers

Caroline Émond
Vice-President, Financial governance and optimization
Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Pierre Hébert
Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright

Secretary-Treasurer:

Robert Y. Girard
Partner
Fasken Martineau

Administrators:

Mario Bédard
Vice-President, Real Estate Investments Insurance and Financial Services
Industrial Alliance Financial Group

Maxime Boissonneault
Vice-President of Sales GSOFT

Vanessa Cherenfant
Managing partner
Cogia

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

Sandrine Debbané
Vice President, Finance & Accounting Operations
Ivanhoé Cambridge

Louis Douville
Regional Director, Local Sales, Québec
Bell Media

Madeleine Féquière
Corporate Credit Chief
Domtar

Johane Frenette
Lecturer
HEC Montréal

Gilles Gaudreault
CEO
Akwatek Technologies

Mireille Jaeger
Controller, Vice-Presidency Office of Financing, Treasury and Pension Fund
Hydro-Québec

Marc Légaré
President
Sérénia Funeral Brokers

Pascal Lépine
President
Atypic

Laurent Liagre
Partner
EY

Charles S.N. Parent
Vice-President
National Bank Financial

Maxime Rémillard
President and CEO
Groupe V Média

Éric Rufer
Director - Customer Development
Casino de Montréal

Pierre Savard
Vice-President of Finance
Magnus Poirier

Danny Serraglio
Vice-President SME business solutions, Eastern Canada
TELUS

Luc Wiseman
President
Avanti Group

Board of the Pointe-à-Callière Foundation
Gathered around Robert Dumas, President of the Board of the Foundation and Francine Lelièvre, Executive Director at Pointe-à-Callière, Board members of the Foundation are: Yves Bonin, Éric Rufer, Mario Bédard, Pierre Hébert, Laurent Liagre, Karen Laflamme, Robert Y. Girard, Charles S.N. Parent, Pierre Savard, Caroline Émond, Maxime Boissonneault, Luc Wiseman, Johane Frenette et Pierre Courchesne.
© NH Photographes
© Lino Cipresso
© 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, Quebec H2Y 3Y5
Phone number : 514 872-4643
Fax: 514 872-8585
fondation@pacmusee.qc.ca

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