Tribute to Alain Godbout

On January 30, 2024, the REA Foundation paid tribute to Alain Godbout, formerly a physiotherapist at the Institut de réadaptation Gingras-Lindsay-de-Montréal, who has been the most frequently nominated “person of excellence” by our donors over the past five years.

In this short documentary, discover the specialized vestibular rehabilitation clinic at the IRGLM, a project supported by the REA Foundation and founded by Alain Godbout, a pioneer in physical rehabilitation. Learn more about the vestibular disorders that affect many Quebecers each year.


  • Director and editor : Elisa Gallot
  • Assistant director and logo animation : Ines Talis
  • Featuring : Alain Godbout / Marc-Alexandre Wagnac / Mélanie Desrochers / Sylvie Houde

Resounding Success for the Recognition Evening of the REA Foundation !

Soirée reconnaissance 2024

On January 30, 2024, over a hundred guests and dignitaries from various backgrounds gathered at the Institut de réadaptation Gingras-Lindsay de Montréal to celebrate these exceptional individuals who assist the REA Foundation in fulfilling its mission.

Marked by poignant testimonials and led by our Honorary Chair, Rosalie Taillefer-Simard, the evening allowed us to express gratitude to all those supporting physical rehabilitation through their actions. This includes our business volunteers, major donors, outstanding individuals, and many others.

Among those recognized for their generous contributions to the Foundation:

– National Bank of Canada
– Mirella & Lino Saputo Foundation
– Josée Goulet
Canam Group
– Bourassa Savaria Foundation
– Ornella Caprioli (Caprioli family)

As well as our dedicated business volunteers:

– Josée Goulet
– Roger Plamondon
– René Demers
– Pierre Latreille
– Grace Largaespada
– Tara-Maria Massaad
– Jihane Chikhi
– Salma Chikhi
– Stéphane Grégoire

Thanks also to the prestigious dignitaries who were present:

– Isabelle Matte (CCSMTL PDGA)
– Martine Musau Muele
– Gracia Kasoki Katahwa
– Patrice Bergeron
– Veronique Lavoie COORD (CCSMTL DITSADP)

The Foundation would like to thank all our guests, our partners AUCOIN Stratégie & Communication, BNP Performance philanthropique/BNP Goldie Canada, and Groupe Altus Canada, our sponsors Groupe Plante Gestion Financière Banque Nationale and the Roasters Foundation, as well as the CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal, who contributed to the success of this event!

40 years of service for Dr. Lamarre

The REA Foundation and the staff of the Gingras-Lindsay-de-Montréal Rehabilitation Institute warmly thank Dr. Céline Lamarre for her 40 years of dedicated service as a physician. We wish her a very happy retirement!

$1,287 from the Blue Knights XIII of Laval

The RÉA Foundation thanks the Blue Knights XIII of Laval for their generous donation of $1,287!

It was a pleasure to welcome them to the Institut de réadaptation Gingras-Lindsay-de-Montréal. The members of this motorcycle club were accompanied by Michèle Forget, who is an amputee and underwent osseointegration following a motorcycle accident.

The REA Foundation awarded $45,000 in scholarships to 15 students

bourses d'études

On August 30, 2023, the REA Foundation awarded a record total of $45,000 in scholarships to 15 students with disabilities as part of the REA Scholarship Program. Each recipient received a $3,000 scholarship during the Foundation’s third annual award ceremony.

Congratulations to all the scholarship recipients: Aicha Toure, Ariane Millette, Clautilde Tchouansi Tomaha, Connie Yuen, Éveline Claire Nguepi Nguimo, Gabriel Haineault, Gabriel Parent, Geneviève Gagné, Jason Lécuyer, Karla Mendoza, Kytrie Lavoie, Marc-André Gagné, Micah-Élie Labrecque, Mohamed Auda, and Perry Ouy.

The Foundation wishes them great success in their academic endeavours.

Beneva Marathon: support the REA Foundation!

Missed the Montreal 21K Charity Challenge? It’s not too late to join our team for the Beneva Montreal Marathon!

After raising over $12,000 thanks to our runners, the REA Foundation is mobilizing again to raise funds for the benefit of physical rehabilitation.

Useful information:

  • The events will take place near the Olympic Stadium and Jean-Drapeau Park.
  • Some events are open to minors to participate.
  • An adapted sports program is available for people with functional limitations for all events.

Just a few days left to submit your application!

The REA Foundation is launching the third edition of its scholarship program. The goal is to contribute to the social integration of people with disabilities.

This initiative is made possible thanks to the financial participation of the Fondation Groupe Forget, the Fondation Jodoin Mamode, and the Industrial Alliance Financial Group. They wish to contribute to the access to education for people with disabilities.

For the 2023-2024 period, the REA Foundation will award four scholarships of $3,000 each. In total, $12,000 will be given to individuals with disabilities to help them pursue their education.

For more information or to submit your application, please visit this link:

Resounding success for the second evening of the Young Ambassadors

Nearly a hundred professionals and leaders from all sectors gathered for the second evening hosted by the Young Ambassadors. The event was held for the benefit of the REA Foundation on March 16, 2023.

Several distinguished guests from the political world as well as the health and private sectors were in attendance.

While sampling the delicious dishes served by Brasserie Blandino, our guests enjoyed our photo booth set up for the occasion.

The Young Ambassadors evening was also marked by the moving testimony of Mohamed Auda. Deaf since birth, this medical student received two REA scholarships.

Finally, the event concluded with the drawing of our lottery prizes. On this occasion, more than 18 prizes were won!

We thank the participants, sponsors, and partners. They all contributed to the success of this event!

Visit our Facebook page to discover the photographs of the evening.

Réal Béland Takes Part in the REA Foundation Awareness Campaign

“We Are All Someone’s Lucky Charm”


Montreal, April 12, 2022 – The REA Foundation and its partners are proud to announce the participation of Réal Béland, a well-known Quebec artist in the campaign “We are all someone’s good luck charm.”

“No one is immune to the split second that changes everything. Whether it’s a road accident, a cycling accident, a stroke, or a head injury, these are things that happen suddenly, without warning. We fall, both literally and figuratively, and very often, the fall is dizzying. We must relearn how to dress, how to eat, how to speak, how to walk. Ultimately, we must relearn how to live, but with the help of our good luck charm, the journey is certainly less difficult,” explains Réal Béland to shed light on his commitment to the campaign.

From April 19 to June 28, Quebecers will be able to discover Réal Béland’s absurd, eclectic and physical humour, put to work for an important cause for all.

“Our mission with this awareness campaign is to provide ourselves with all the necessary means to shed light on the issues of physical rehabilitation. Our wish is to contribute to improving the quality of life of people in rehabilitation by allowing them to regain their autonomy. We are very pleased to have the support of Réal Béland,” says Valérie Duchesne-Carle, Executive Director of the REA Foundation.

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