The Fondation: a team with heart and conviction

  • Dr. Gilles Julien

    C.M., O.Q.
    Social pediatrician, Clinical Director, founder and President

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    The couple of founders

    Me Hélène (Sioui) Trudel

    C.Q., LL.M., Director General and Senior Legal Advisor

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  • Julie Desharnais

    Julie Desharnais

    Assistant Executive Director and Director, Community Social Pediatrics Centres of Fondation du Dr Julien, Social Worker

    Diego Mena Martínez

    Diego Mena Martínez

    Director, Knowledge Transfer


80 dedicated employees

Together we are a family of compassionate individuals who put not only our expertise, but also our heart and soul, into improving the health and well-being of vulnerable children and their families. And we must not forget the many volunteers, community partners and donors that make up our extended family. For this is what makes us greater than the sum of our parts, and our approach truly unique.


Join our 250 volunteers and help us make a difference!

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