Board of directors
I have always been involved in school or in society. An urban planner by training, I own the company PM-Ö - Terroirs et distinction (known by the name Lökkö - Locally delicious). I got to know APDA through one of its members, Kim Auclair. As an entrepreneur, I find it essential to get involved in your community. Three essential values of my company intersect with APDA. They are: simplicity and authenticity, economic, social and community involvement, then cooperation and mutual aid.
I have been a native of Orléans since December 1961. Retired electrician (invalidity following an accident at work), I have time and I want to get involved in certain activities, such as optimist clubs for 34 years at the 'Île d'Orléans (founding member) and for two years in Saint-Émile, where I was asked to help during the 35th of the ADPA that I did not know and which joined me by my deafness in my left ear . Having been invited by Mrs. Micheline Careau to join the ranks of the association, it is with pleasure that I accepted the invitation and that I will try to be useful to the best of my knowledge and talents.
I have been deaf in my right ear since I was 20 years old. This handicap isolated me and affected me a lot. I gradually overcame obstacles with determination, including learning to read lips. Accepting to have a bone anchor implanted was an important step for me. Now I want to share my experience and the positive aspects of my deafness. I want to help APDA members maintain their auditory memory and improve their lip reading. Passionate about accounting, I have now been treasurer of APDA for 3 years.
I am deaf from birth. I got to know the association in 1986, where I learned communication strategies and discovered communication aids that changed my life. It is to help and defend the cause of deaf and hard of hearing people that I have been involved in the association for 33 years now. This involvement gave real meaning to my life. Thanks APDA.
I am hearing impaired. I became one in my early forties because of a congenital disease specific to the hearing system. I am constantly looking for tools and strategies to overcome my hearing loss and enjoy life. I have been working in communications for over thirty years. I am currently a science communication advisor for the federal government. A member of APDA for almost 10 years, I accepted to become an administrator in October 2020. I take up this challenge because I have a strong desire to make the voices of people like me heard who, like me, work full time, travel and love attend theaters!
I made a career in the public service where I walked, occupying the functions of secretary, administrative technician then communication advisor, team leader. I also acted as a media spokesperson during my years with the Quebec Ministry of Transport. I am a dynamic, organized, sociable, curious, creative and persevering person. I am always looking for solutions and I appreciate the dynamics of teamwork.
I am a hearing person. I have been participating in APDA for 33 years. My status has changed as a result of the amendments to the regulations: I have been a spouse, a volunteer, an associate member and finally a member. I have been on the board of directors since 2013 and have held the position of secretary since 2017. Our commitment to APDA is part of our mission as a couple.
Malentendant depuis mon tout jeune âge, rien ne m’arrête pour réaliser mes rêves. De nature à repousser mes limites, j’ai quitté le monde de la construction où j’étais plombier pour devenir entrepreneur. Grand adepte d’arts martiaux, c’est durant un séjour en Chine que ma vie change. Autour d’une cérémonie de thé, j’y ai développé ma passion pour ce breuvage ancestral. Voulant faire découvrir le thé à travers la fermentation, c’est en 2017 que mon entreprise Lao voit le jour. Aujourd’hui, Lao fait partie des meilleurs kombuchas québécois. Maintenant à la tête de Lao, consultant pour une brasserie de kombucha située à São Paulo, au Brésil et lauréat de différents concours entrepreneuriaux.
J’ai perdu de l’audition graduellement depuis plus de vingt-cinq ans. J’ai des acouphènes qui sont devenus de plus en plus présents à mesure que mon audition se détériorait. J’ai cessé d’enseigner parce que je ne comprenais plus les questions de mes élèves en classe.
Enseignant de métier, j’ai deux publications à mon actif. Je suis bénévole pour le Centre multiethnique de Québec et pour le club de marche « Croc Sentiers ». Je suis devenu membre de l’APDA et j’ai participé à des activités comme les cafés rencontres et Vie active. L’APDA m’a aidé aussi je veux bien faire de même et aider les membres de l’APDA à mon tour, notamment en contribuant à l’organisation d’activités qui briseront l’isolement des personnes avec une déficience de l’audition.