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Fondation Émergence is a non-profit organization which fights against homophobia and transphobia through various actions, in particular with the establishment of programs such as:

Our mission: Educate, inform and raise awareness

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The mission of Fondation Émergence Inc. is to educate, inform and sensitize the population to the realities of people who identify with sexual diversity and the plurality of identities and gender expressions. This includes but is not limited to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, two-spirit (2s), etc.

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To this end, the Foundation aims in Quebec, Canada and internationally to:

  • Promote their inclusion in society

  • Counter homophobia, transphobia, discrimination and prejudice against these people

  • Promote their legal and social equality and respect for their rights

  • Contribute to their well-being and development, as well as that of their loved ones, throughout their lives

  • Identify emerging issues and needs in order to respond to them

Our actions

To achieve its mission, the Foundation takes actions including:

  • Set up and organize awareness campaigns within the framework of the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia, initiated by the Fondation Émergence.

  • Create and develop programs that respond to the different realities of communities of sexual and gender diversity. Ex: Aging Gayfully, ProAlly, Chosen Family.

  • Maintain constructive links with universities and the research community

  • Order pan-Canadian surveys on the condition of LGBTQ + people and their perception by the general population.

  • Create exhibitions that raise awareness on LGBTQ + issues

  • Develop international partnerships

  • Be the benchmark in the fight against homophobia and transphobia.


Our team

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Board of directors

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Patrick Desmarais


Martin Caillé

Vice-president and treasurer

Michelle Leduc


Francis Viau

Vice-President and Marketing Director May 17

Marie Isabelle Gendron

Vice-president for the ProAlly program

Réal Ménard

Vice-president for financing and partnerships for May 17

Our employees

Laurent Breault

General manager

Olivia baker

Program Officer

Julien Rougerie

Program Officer

Raja Dridi

Administrative assistant

Our governors

The Board of Governors of the Fondation Émergence is made up of people from different backgrounds and professions, as well as certain public figures.

These people all believe in the need to support Fondation Émergence at their level so that it has the means to accomplish its mission. A governor is elected to represent all the governors on the Foundation's board of directors.

List of Governors


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