The Foundation in Action


Governance News

Over the past few months, we have filled four vacant positions on the Montfort Foundation board of directors.

Mr. Michel Bastarache is a counsel at the Caza Saikaley s.r.l./LLP law firm. He was a judge of the Supreme Court of Canada for more than a decade. “I have always been interested in community issues. The Montfort Foundation presented me with a great challenge because it faces two fundamental concerns: the provision of health services and access to these services in French, in an institution located at the heart of the Francophone community. I joined its board of directors because I want to help promote the organization. I am very pleased to have the opportunity to contribute.”


Dr. Robert D. Belzile has recently retired and has over 40 years of practice in family medicine and occupational health under his belt. “I am Franco-Ontarian and have worked in several provincial and federal organizations where I served the Francophone population. I joined the Montfort Foundation board of directors to continue my contribution to the Franco-Ontarian community. It is an honour for me to be part of such a great governance team.”


Mr. Roch Brisson is chief financial officer at PBC Real Estate Advisors Inc. “As a Franco-Ontarian native of Embrun, I joined the board of directors so that I could personally contribute to the physical and mental well-being of residents in the Eastern Ontario region. It is also a great way for me to join with other Francophone leaders to ensure access to integrated and innovative health care and services for the Franco-Ontarian community.”


Mr. Peter Georgariou is founding member and CEO of KarmaDharma Strategy and Marketing. “I joined the Montfort Foundation board of directors because it is in line with my personal mission to serve my community. In addition, through my experience as a manager and entrepreneur, combined with my agency’s expertise, I can contribute to the success of the foundation and help it accomplish its mission. Following my cancer last year, I had several follow-up exams at Montfort and the team that took care of me was exemplary — warm, efficient and reassuring. It is therefore with great pleasure that I return the favor by giving back to the next!”

We invite you to join us in welcoming them to the extended Montfort family!