About

About Us

Polio Quebec is a non-profit organization (NPO). It is thanks to the contribution of its members, donations and a subsidy from the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MSSS) that the Polio Quebec Association is able to disseminate information and offer services to its members and to all victims of Post-Polio Syndrome (PPS). On an ad hoc basis, the Office des personnes Handicapés du Québec (OPHQ) also supports specific projects such as the redesign of the website and the celebration of the 25th anniversary.

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Goals

The objectives of Polio Quebec are as follows:

Mission

The Polio Quebec Association's mission is to help people with polio and post-polio syndrome. In this perspective, Polio Quebec aims to be the best source of help for these people.
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Services

Polio Quebec offers various services:

  • Information : Information brochures  on post-polio syndrome.

  • Communication : Publication of the  Folio Polio bulletin, distribution of the Flash-Info-Rapide electronic bulletin , website, Facebook page, Twitter news feed.

  • Reference:  Post-polio clinic, government services, other organizations...

  • Support for bringing together members  who want to discuss ways to improve their way of life.

Target audience

Polio Quebec is at the service of people :

board of directors

The proper functioning of the Polio Quebec Association is made possible thanks to the joint efforts of many people.

Polio Quebec is run by a Board of Directors made up of volunteers, members of Polio Quebec. Nine (9) are elected by the General Assembly and one (1) is co-opted by the Board of Directors.

The members of the board of directors for the year 2022-2023 are:

Mona Arsenault President

Nicole Gagliardi
Vice-President

Chantal Mallen 
Secretary

Azeddine Sahnoun
Treasurer

Roland Larivière
CA Board member 

Mary Benedek
CA Board member 

Helen D′Orazio
CA Board member 

Adriana Venturini
CA Board member 

Mohamed Zaidoune
CA Board member 

Monique Vigneault
CA Board member 

Medical advisors

The Association benefits from the constant support of a resource from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital who acts as a medical advisor to the Board of Directors, without however being a member. Since 1998,  Dr. Daria A. Trojan has given us the benefit of her expertise and keeps us in contact with the Clinique Post-Polio team. In 2014, Ann Robinson stepped down from the board to act as second medical advisor.

Dr. Daria Trojan

Medical advisor

Ann Robinson

Medical advisor