Trait d'Union Outaouais Inc.
819 595-1290 | Toll free : 1-866-355-8864
109, rue Wright – local 104, Gatineau (Québec) J8X 2G7

Our Team


Jocelyne Sylvestre

Executive Director

Julie Marois
Julie Marois
Assistant Director

Secretariat / Administration / Communications

Monique Fortier
Monique Fortier
Administrative Officer
Annie Séguin
Administrative Assistant-Receptionist

Myriam Nadeau
Communications and Community Relations Officer

Education Team

The TUOI Education Team includes five field workers-coordinators, a number of full-time educators and 20-30 part-time educators.

Education Team – Summer 2015

Field Workers-Coordinators

Jacynthe Marion
Jacynthe Marion
Sophie Beauchamp-Garneau
Véronique Giroux
Véronique Giroux
Francesca Voyer
Francesca Voyer
Diane Crépeault
Diane Crépeault
Marie-Pier Grandmaison

Board of Directors :

Ken Buchanan, President
Client representative
Photo de Carol Hébert
Carol Hébert,
Client representative
Denis Corriveau, Secretary-Treasurer
Client representative
Marie-Eve Gauthier

Marie-Ève Gauthier,Administrator
Community representative
Lucie Lévesque

Lucie Lévesque, Administrator
Community representative

Maud Bastien, Administrator
Client representative
André Chaumont, Administrator
Community representative
Josée Carpentier
Josée Carpentier, Administrator
Client representative
Véronique Giroux
Véronique Giroux,
Employee representative

Our Board of Directors includes nine members elected for three-year mandates during the Annual General Assembly. To learn more, please refer to our by-laws.

Anyone who wishes to apply to join the Board must fill and submit an application form. To learn more, please contact our leadership.


Various working committees are created each year to help the organization address its objectives. Active committees for the current year (2016-2017):

Human Resources Committee 
Funding Committee 
Service Quality Committee 
Committee for the Optimization of Technological Tools
Adult Services Consultative Committee 
Problem Behaviour Management Committee

Employee Recognition Policy Committee

Parent Political Action Committee for Autism Spectrum Disorders (PPAC-ASD)

Each committee is subject to a deadline. Unless otherwise specified, committee recommendations are not enforceable. Each committee designates a leader responsible for convening members; preparing meeting agendas; facilitating meetings; and, as required, naming a member responsible for writing the minutes of the meeting.

One member from the Board of Directors is usually active in each committee. The Executive Director sits on multiple committees and can act as a resource as needed.

For more information about our volunteering opportunities, please refer to our BECOME A VOLUNTEER page, or contact us at 819 595-1290, ext. 30.

Parent Political Action Committee for Intellectual Disability and Autism Spectrum Disorders (PPAC-ID-ASD)

It is the mandate of the Political Action Committee to defend the rights of autistic individuals and their families. Members of the committee, with a majority of parents of autistic or intellectually disabled children, address issues affecting families in the region. Under the Board of Directors, this committee benefits from logistical support from the organization to:

  • Encourage parents to mobilize around community issues;
  • Disseminate information to parents about rights and recourse mechanisms;
  • Engage in actions aiming to improve currently available services and drive the development of a complete range of services.

To keep up to date on current issues and get involved in the Committee’s initiatives, please refer to our news page or follow our activity on Facebook.

Or contact the lead of the Political Action Committee: [email protected] To learn more la vie associative de TUOI, our representative mandate and our advocacy, please refer to our latest activity report.