Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Gisèle Richer

Community Leader

Born in 1922; works in Ottawa.

Served as the first woman President of the Association canadienne-française de l`Ontario in 1976-78.

Also served as Vice-Chair of the Ontario Lottery Corporation, as Member of the Special Education tribunal for the Government of Ontario and as Vice-Chair of the Board of governors of the Ottawa Hospital.

Member of the Campaign Cabinet for Operation 20/20: $20 million in 20 months to expand The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre.

Was General Manager of the Rockland Public Utilities Commission, Conference Director for the Canadian Hospital Association and Chief Executive Director of the Montfort Hospital Foundation.

Received l`Ordre de la Pléiade for her volunteer work in the Ontario francophone community and awarded the decoration Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice for her role of President of the protocol, arrival and departure ceremonies for the visit of Pope John Paul II to Ottawa.

Was appointed to the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Board of Directors in December 2004.

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