Sœur Nicole  FOURNIER

Sœur Nicole FOURNIER

2009 Social Social

Born in Saint-André-d’Argenteuil, Sister Nicole Fournier studied at the Université de Montréal, the Université du Québec à Montréal and at the Institut de pastorale de Montréal. She was a teacher in Quebec in the sixties. She then teached in Cameroon during nearly 14 years, from 1971 à 1984.

From 1985 to 2006, she has been Executive Director of the Accueil Bonneau. During her 21 years mandate, she contributed in making Accueil Bonneau a recognized resource for its social intervention amongst the itinerant population of Montréal. Woman of vision and audacity, preoccupied by the social reinsertion of persons having lived or living in an itinerant situation, she attaches importance to social housing and psychosocial counselling.

She is today Congregational Secretary for the Soeurs Grises de Montréal, since 2006. She is also member of the Development Committee of Moisson Montréal and a board member of Renaissance Montréal, Oeuvres de Saint- Jacques, and Radio Ville-Marie.

Her extraordinary dedication to Montréal and Quebec society has been repeatedly emphasized. She was awarded the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award in 2005, besides being a Chevalier of the Order of La Pléiade and Chevalier of the Ordre national du Québec since 2006.