Join us over a cocktail and entertainment as we raise funds for two non-profit foundations that Senator Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu holds dear to his heart: The Isabelle Boisvenu Fund and The Paul Boisvenu Foundation.
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A word from The Honourable Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu
On December 22, 2005, just days before being admitted to the Order of Chartered Accountants, my second daughter, Isabelle, and her boyfriend tragically died in a car accident whilst traveling to Abitibi. A great supporter of AFPAD, Association des Familles de Personnes Assassinées ou Disparues, due to the murder of her older sister, Julie, she dedicated herself helping families that live similar tragedy as ours.
In her memory, and to underline her firm believe in education as a means of success and her great involvement in helping victims of violent crimes, the Boisvenu Family created the Isabelle Boisvenu Fund. It provides an annual scholarship of $ 5,000 to an outstanding student from Universite de Montreal wishing to conduct research to improve government policies on the rights of victims of violent crimes with a preventive approach.
At the same time, I’d like to take this opportunity to assist my twin brother’s wife, Amelie, in her great efforts to further the research on brain cancer. Following the death of Paul of brain cancer, she founded the Paul Boisvenu Foundation. The disease kills more than 90% of diagnosed patients. The recipient of this great cause is no other than Dr. David Fortin and his team from the Universite du Quebec a Sherbrooke.
Please join me on the 6th of June 2018 in my efforts to diminish the occurrences of violent crimes all the whilst improving medicine to cure brain cancer.
Sen. Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu
The Isabelle Boisvenu Fund
In memory of Isabelle, the younger daughter of the senator who died in a car accident in 2005, the foundation awards an annual scholarship (worth $5,000) to an outstanding female criminology student that specialises in domestic violence and missing girls and women.
Isabelle dedicated her life helping victims of violence after the tragic rape and death of her older sister, Julie, in 2002.
The Paul Boisvenu Foundation
In memory of Senator’s late twin brother, Paul, who died with brain cancer in 2016, the foundation is dedicated in furthering the research on brain cancer. It supports specifically the works and research of Dr. David Fortin and his team.
Senator Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu is a Canadian politician and a victim’s rights activist, who was appointed to the Senate of Canada on January 29, 2010 on the advice of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, representing the province of Quebec under the banner of the Conservative Party of Canada. He is a former provincial civil servant in Quebec, and was regional director for the Department of Recreation, Game and Fisheries and for the Department of the Environment before becoming Deputy Minister for the Department of Regions.
He founded the following associations:
- Murdered or Missing Persons’ Families’ Association, which he founded after the 2002 rape and murder of his daughter Julie.
- Le Nid centre, a shelter for abused women in Val-D’or, and of a camp for underprivileged youth in Estrie.