DANIEL H. LANTEIGNE RECEIVES SOVEREIGN’S MEDAL FOR VOLUNTEERS OF THE GOVERNOR GENERAL OF CANADA

MONTREAL, March 14, 2017 – Daniel H. Lanteigne, Executive Director of the REA Foundation, recently received the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers from tge Governord Genral, His Excellency the Right Honorable David Johnston.

This prestigious national recognition celebrates the outstanding volunteer achievements of Canadians across the country in a wide range of fields. For Daniel H. Lanteigne, it is the commitment of a lifetime to people with disabilities that is recognized by this honor of the Governor General.

He has been a volunteer for the War Amps for more than 25 years, and most recently for the Amputee Coalition of Canada.

His exemplary commitment and dedication to all of his volunteer activities has earned her many recognition, including the Prix Hommage bénévolat-Québec, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, and the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award.

“As Director General of our Foundation, Daniel also demonstrates a remarkable level of commitment, leadership and professional ethics for the cause of physical rehabilitation. He is a valuable asset to our organization. We would like to congratulate him for this well-deserved tribute, “said Louis-François Poirier, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the REA Foundation.

Since August 2016, Mr. Lanteigne has been the Executive Director of the REA Foundation, a charitable organization devoted to physical rehabilitation. This function fits perfectly into his personal and professional career. Prior to his appointment as Executive Director of the REA Foundation, he was already a volunteer with the Foundation.

About the REA Foundation

The REA Foundation is the result of strategic alliance merging the Surdité et communication de l’Institut Raymond-Dewar (IRD), Institut de réadaptation Gingras-Lindsay-de-Montréal (IRGLM) and Centre de réadaptation Lucie-Bruneau (CRLB) foundations. The REA Foundation is proud to help fund three major university-based rehabilitation hubs in Québec. These three facilities, now combined to form Centre de réadaptation en déficience physique – IU, were founded by pioneers who took the rehabilitation and social integration of sick and disabled people to heart. Today, building on these tremendous contributions, our professionals and employees continue to promote the development of rehabilitation science. More information at reafoundation.ca.

About the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers

The Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers recognizes the exceptional volunteer achievements of Canadians from across the country in a wide range of fields. More information at caring.gg.ca.

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Information:
Louise Fournier, Communications and Development Officer
REA Foundation
514 340-2085, ext.  2161 – louise@reafoundation.ca