Colette Rondeau

April 2003

Colette Rondeau discovered Alternative-Centregens in 1993. This agency helps South-Shore residents with mental health problems to reintegrate into society or to remain functional.

After beginning her involvement by acting as secretary to the board of directors, Colette Rondeau led art and cooking workshops, participated in various working committees, and helped to establish the agency's art therapy workshop, ZOCALO. She served as chair of the board of directors from 1994 to 1998 and again from 2001 to 2003, and continues to sit on the client support committee which she joined in 1995.

Persons with mental health problems are often excluded from participation in our society. Colette Rondeau brings tremendous determination and tenacity to the task of demystifying their cause and promoting their integration into society. In so doing, she has become a shining example of integrity, dynamism and social involvement.