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.


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!


  • We hold an annual fundraising campaign
  • We organize major fundraising activities
  • We are developing a new generation of philanthropists
  • We seek out major donors
  • We manage the Museum Members
  • We manage the volunteers for cultural activities and other Museum and Foundation needs
  • We support board Members in their role as volunteer administrators


Pierre Turcotte
Chairman of the Board


Mario Bédard
Founding President
Groupe Immobilier Valor inc.

Yves Bonin

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


Robert Y. Girard


Corinne Comeau
Senior Advisor, Talent Acquisition
Fiera Capital

Sandrine Debbané
Corporate Director

Diane Dusabimana
Compliance Director
National Bank Investments

Johane Frenette
HEC Montréal

Daniel Hansen
Vice-President and Sector lead, Public administration

Caroline Healey
Chief Legal, Risk & Compliance Officer
VIA Rail Canada

Laura Le Bouyonnec
Senior Manager, Audit
KPMG Canada

Marc Légaré
Sérénia Funeral Brokers

Laurent Liagre

Rose Marcello
Senior Director, Client Portfolio Manager
iA Global Asset Management

Charles S.N. Parent
Senior Wealth Advisor
National Bank Financial

Pascal Pépin
Director Compensation and Benefits
Power Corporation of Canada

Alain Primeau
Executive Vice President - Heavy Vehicles
UAP inc.

Éric Rufer
Director - Marketing and Client Relations

Pierre Savard
Vice-President of Finance
Magnus Poirier

Stéphane Vigneault
Vice President, Insurance Distribution, Wholesale Channel
Financière Sun Life

Photo: Normand Huberdeau
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 [email protected].

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 : 514 872-7829
[email protected]