Michèle Thibodeau-DeGuire Award

The Michèle Thibodeau-DeGuire Award was established by the Board of Directors of Centraide of Greater Montreal in order to recognize the accomplishments of this exceptional woman who directed the organization for over 21 years, and the impressive legacy she is leaving behind.

This award will be bestowed annually on an outstanding volunteer who works or has worked at Centraide on the campaign, on an allocations committee or on the Board of Directors.

The criteria guiding the choice of the recipient take their inspiration from the values and the compassion that were the hallmark of Michèle Thibodeau-DeGuire. The award honours a volunteer especially for:

  • Consistent achievement in bringing people together;
  • Firm commitment to Centraide’s cause; and
  • Loyal involvement

The Michèle Thibodeau-DeGuire Award was presented for the first time in 2013 to Jacques Régis.


The winners of the Michèle Thibodeau-DeGuire Award

L. Jacques Ménard (2019)

Mr. Ménard is an outstanding ambassador who has shown an exceptional commitment to Centraide of Greater Montreal since 1991.

Paul Desmarais, Jr. (2018)

A caring, committed and respected businessman, Mr. Paul Desmarais, Jr., has built solid bridges between the business community and Centraide for 20 years...

Louis L. Roquet

Throughout his career, Louis L. Roquet has held top positions in Quebec’s civil service. His very busy schedule hasn’t prevented him from giving very generously of his time and energy to various causes.

Irene Nattel

Irene Nattel, Managing Director, Global Equity Research, RBC Capital Markets, is an esteemed financial analyst and exceptional volunteer.

James C. Cherry

James C. Cherry has been a valued member of the Centraide family since 1998. A member of the board of governors, he served on Centraide’s board of directors...

Claude Séguin

Claude Séguin has been a key partner of Centraide of Greater Montreal for nearly 15 years. Chair of the Major Donors Cabinet from 2010 to 2013...

Jacques Régis

Jacques Régis’ involvement in Centraide has been characterized by remarkable steadfastness and loyalty. For over 16 years, he served as a volunteer in various capacities...