June 20, 2023
5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Oval Room, Ritz-Carlton Montreal
1218 Sherbrooke West
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1 514 947-9072
& Claudine Blondin Bronfman
André Desmarais is Deputy Chairman of Power Corporation, a position he has held since 2008. He previously served as President and Co-Chief Executive Oﬃcer of Power Corporation from 1996 until his retirement in February 2020. Many cultural, health, and other not-for-profit organizations have benefited from his commitment, involvement, and dedication. He has played key roles in a number of fundraising campaigns, including those of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Montreal Heart Institute, the Montreal General Hospital, Leucan, the Canadian Red Cross, the Canadian Cancer Society, Centraide of Greater Montreal and the Jean Paul Riopelle Foundation. He is Chairman of the Fondation Baxter & Alma Ricard, a member of the Chairman’s International Advisory Council of the Americas Society, Honourary Chairman of the Canada China Business Council, a member of the Trilateral Commission and of several China-based organizations.
FRANCE CHRÉTIEN DESMARAIS
A dedicated philanthropist and lifelong volunteer, France Chrétien Desmarais is Chair of the Board of TES h2 Canada Inc., a founding member and Executive President of Precinomics Health Solutions Canada Inc, and she currently sits on numerous Boards in the health, research and social development sector. She is Co-chair of the Riopelle Centennial celebrations, as well as the Founding Chair of the Canadian Olympic Foundation. She was recently President of the Board of Directors of the Society for the celebrations of Montreal’s 375th anniversary. Aiming to positively impact society, she leverages her business knowledge by supporting diverse organizations in shaping their foundations, business models, financial structures and diversifying their talents.
The Right Honourable Jean Chrétien, PC OM CC QC
Larry Tanenbaum, O.C., & Judy Tanenbaum
Words & Deeds Chairs
Stephen Bronfman & Claudine Blondin Bronfman
Gail Adelson-Marcovitz, Chair, CIJA National Board
Marvin Corber, C.M.
Joel King, SMV
Joel Reitman, C.M.
Martin Rosenthal, Local Partner Council, Quebec
The CIJA Words & Deeds Leadership Award is presented annually by Canada’s Jewish community, recognizing Canadians who have made an outstanding contribution to Canada. Every year, guests from all sectors gather to honour those leaders who, through their Words & Deeds, have truly made a difference to the wellbeing of all Canadians. This year, we are delighted to honour the Words and Deeds of France Chrétien Desmarais and André Desmarais.