/ The Héma-Québec foundation

Who are we?

For recipients, the Héma-Québec Foundation represents a second chance at life. Generosity and collaboration are important to us, because they allow us to pursue our mission.

/ Purpose and mission

Giver of the gift of life

We give the gift of life by funding innovative and strategic projects for Héma-Québec so that together we can build a better future for generations of Quebec recipients and their families.

/ Lise Plante

A word from the executive director

As chair of the board of directors of the Héma-Québec Foundation, it is with immense pride and great joy that I announce the appointment of Ms. Lise Plante to the position of executive director. This appointment represents a significant step in our journey, and I am delighted to welcome a woman of heart and commitment at the head of our organization. Ms. Plante, who holds an MBA from HEC Montréal, has distinguished herself through her successes in various sectors, from retail to philanthropy, including social economy.

She has more than 20 years of experience in the fields of communications, marketing and public relations. Her professional career is marked by her ability to develop strategies to achieve business objectives, as well as the preparation and implementation of marketing and communication plans. She is also recognized for her management of advertising campaigns, her relations with the media, her strategic monitoring of trends and her contribution to the creation of signature events. Lise also stands out for her ability to form lasting partnerships and mobilize human resources towards common objectives.

Her commitment to noble causes was notably demonstrated during her time as director of communications at the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation as well as at the University of Montreal Hospital Center Foundation. Her results demonstrate her commitment and understanding of philanthropic issues. We are convinced that Madame Plante will be a driving force for the Héma-Québec Foundation. Her leadership will bring a new energy and a clear vision to our mission. She perfectly embodies our dynamism, which makes her an ideal choice to lead our organization to new heights.

We are enthusiastic about her arrival, and would invite you to please join me in congratulating her warmly and wishing her all the best in her new role. Ms. Sophie English President of the Board of Directors of the Héma-Québec Foundation. #hemaquebecfoundation

/ Board of directors

Board of Directors

The members of our board of directors are professionals who voluntarily share their expertise and skills to help carry out our mission. We thank them for their commitment, which allows us to achieve inspiring results.

Sophie English


Nathalie Fagnan

Ex-officio Director

President and CEO, Héma-Québec

Pierre Gauthier


Cain Lamarre Casgrain Wells S.E.N.C.R.L. / Avocats

Miville Mercier


Provincial President of the Association of Blood Donation Volunteers

Rodrigo Arrambide


Director of Commercial Operations, Taiga Motors

Thi Be Nguyen


Director, Office of the President and Philanthropy, National Bank

Nadine Lalande


Vice President, Information Technology, Ovivo Inc.

Andréa Fortin


Lead – Brand Strategy

/ Our team

A bright, dynamic team

At the Héma-Québec Foundation, we operate with a small but mighty team. Our mission matters to us, and we are constantly working to develop ideas that will make a difference in the lives of others.