A former REA scholarship holder becomes world para ice hockey champion

shawn burnett boursier champion du monde de parahockey - Fondation RÉA

On May 12, 2024, Canada defeated the United States in the final of the Para Ice Hockey World Championship in Calgary, marking their first victory since 2017! Among this newly crowned Canadian world championship team is Shawn Burnett, aged 21, a former REA scholarship holder and patient at the Institut de réadaptation Gingras-Lindsay-de-Montréal.

Indeed, in a testimonial given to the Foundation, Shawn expressed his gratitude to the Institut de réadaptation Gingras-Lindsay-de-Montréal for the support he received during his rehabilitation after a parachuting accident left him paraplegic at the age of 18.

At that time, Shawn had already spoken about his desire to “turn this tragedy into a personal challenge”, especially by pursuing para ice hockey to continue living his passion for sports.

Just one year after his accident, Shawn joined the Quebec national para ice hockey team, and within another year, he became one of the country’s top players by joining Canada’s national team.

In 2022, Shawn also received a $3,000 scholarship through the REA Scholarship Program, which aims to support social inclusion and access to education for people with disabilities.

The REA Foundation congratulates Shawn on his journey and for the message of hope he conveys.

Launch of the fourth edition of the REA scholarships!

Bourses d'étude - Fondation RÉA

To actively contribute to the social integration of people with disabilities, the REA Foundation and its partners are launching the fourth edition of the REA scholarships for people with disabilities. This initiative is possible thanks to the financial support of the Fondation Groupe Forget, the Fondation Sibylla Hesse and the Fondation RÉA, committed to contributing to access to education for people with disabilities.

This year, the Foundation is awarding six $1,000 scholarships to individuals with disabilities. In total, $6,000 is being granted to people with disabilities to help them continue their studies.

Did you know?

  • 15.8% of people with disabilities hold a college degree (compared with 18.2% of people without a disability)
  • 18.2 % of people with disabilities hold a university degree (compared with 25% of people without a disability)
  • 54.7% of people with disabilities between the ages of 15 and 64 are employed compared with 75.3 % of people without a disability (source: OPHQ).

Eligible programs of study

The following programs of study leading to a diploma are eligible, for courses offered on campus as well as remotely:

  • Vocational, DVS
  • College, ACS and DCS
  • University, undergraduate certificate and bachelor’s degree
  • University, specialized graduate diploma and master’s degree

Particular features of three of the scholarships – the Fondation Groupe Forget scholarships

Three of the scholarships are reserved for applicants with hearing impairments. The recipients of the Fondation Groupe Forget Scholarships can also receive assistance to obtain the latest in hearing aids or assistive hearing devices to help with better school integration. Recipients of the scholarship must include a copy of a recent audiogram. Please also ensure to specify your medical diagnosis in the “Qualifications” section.

The scholarships provide financial support to students with a sensory, language or motor impairment to help cover the cost of books, additional fees, housing, groceries or recurring expenses (electricity, Internet, etc.).

 

For more information, please visit the following link:

Launch of the fourth edition of the REA scholarships - Fondation RÉA

Tribute to Alain Godbout

Hommage à Alain Godbout - Fondation RÉA

On January 30, 2024, during its first Recognition Evening, the REA Foundation paid tribute to Mr. Alain Godbout, formerly a physiotherapist at the Institut de réadaptation Gingras-Lindsay-de-Montréal. In addition to his exceptional work, he was the most frequently nominated “person of excellence” by our donors over the past five years.

Through this short documentary paying tribute to Alain Godbout’s career, discover the Specialized Vestibular Rehabilitation Clinic at the Institut de réadaptation Gingras-Lindsay-de-Montréal, a project supported by the REA Foundation and founded by Mr. Alain Godbout, a pioneer in physical rehabilitation. Learn more about vestibular disorders that affect many Quebecers each year.

Credits

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

First 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 at our first Recognition Evening of the REA Foundation.

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 First Recognition Evening of the REA Foundation!

First Recognition Evening of the REA Foundation

Photo credit: Maxime Gousse

40 years of service for Dr. Lamarre

40 années de services pour Dre Céline Lamarre - Fondation RÉA

The REA Foundation and the staff of the Institut de réadaptation Gingras-Lindsay-de-Montréal of Montreal warmly thank Dr. Céline Lamarre for her 40 years of dedicated service as a physician to individuals with physical and cognitive disabilities. We wish her a very happy retirement!

“You have made a significant difference in the lives of patients at the Institut de réadaptation Gingras-Lindsay-de-Montréal and among your colleagues!”

“Congratulations on your wonderful career, during which you have been a fantastic and inspiring physiatrist! Enjoy this new chapter of your life!”

“Congratulations on your wonderful career, during which you have been a fantastic and inspiring physiatrist! Enjoy this new chapter of your life!”

“Thank you for all the years you spent sharing your knowledge at the Institut de réadaptation Gingras-Lindsay-de-Montréal.”

“Thank you for sharing your clinical expertise and compassion. Enjoy your retirement!”

“Dear Dr. Lamarre, you have paved the way for all of us who have followed you. Your passion for physiatry is inspiring to me. Thank you for everything you have done for our field and for the patients of the Institut de réadaptation Gingras-Lindsay-de-Montréal

Testimonials from the staff of the Institut de réadaptation Gingras-Lindsay-de-Montréal

You can also make a donation to support an exceptional individual via the link below:

The Blue Knights XIII from Laval donate $1287 to the REA Foundation.

The REA Foundation thanks the Blue Knights XIII from Laval for their generous donation of $1287!

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

The “Blue Knights International Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club” is a non-profit organization whose members are active or retired law enforcement officers.

You too, make a donation to support our Foundation’s mission!

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

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On August 30, 2023, the REA Foundation awarded 15 scholarships totaling $45,000 to 15 students with disabilities. This is a record amount for the REA Scholarship Program!

This initiative would not have been possible without the generous financial contributions of the Fondation Groupe Forget, the Fondation Jodoin Mamode, the Groupe Financier Industrielle Alliance, and the Fondation Mirella et Lino Saputo. Each of these organizations offered one or more scholarships valued at $3,000 each.

We would also like to thank our honored guests who were present:

  • Martine Musau Muele, Chair of the City Council, City Councillor for the Borough of Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension in Montreal
  • Vincent Lehouillier, MBA, President and CEO of the CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal
  • Despina Sourias, City Councillor for the Borough of Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce in Montreal
  • Elisabeth Prass, MNA for D’Arcy-McGee, Official Opposition Critic for Social Services, Mental Health, and for People Living with Disabilities or on the Autism Spectrum, and Critic for the Fight Against Racism
  • Michelle Setlakwe, MNA for Mont-Royal–Outremont
  • Marie-Frédérique Tremblay, Director of the Fondation Groupe Forget
  • Patrice Bergeron, President of the Fondation RÉA
  • Valérie Duchesne-Carle, Executive Director of the Fondation RÉA

Congratulations to all our 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.

We wish them much success in their academic pursuits!

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

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 more than $12,000 thanks to our runners, the REA Foundation is once again mobilizing during its first participation in the Beneva Marathon to raise funds in support of our mission to advocate for 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.

The third edition of the scholarship program is launched!

La troisième édition du programme de bourses d'études est lancée! - Fondation RÉA

The REA Foundation launches 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 through the financial participation of the Fondation Groupe Forget, the Fondation Jodoin Mamode, and the Industrielle Alliance Financial Group. They aim to contribute to educational access for people with disabilities.

For 2023-2024, the REA Foundation is awarding four scholarships of $3,000 each. In total, $12,000 will be granted to people with disabilities to help them pursue their studies.

For more information about our scholarship program or to submit your application, please visit this link:

partners 2023 scholarship - Fondation RÉA
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