Our InspirationBorn in 1944 in Haiti, Louis-Philippe Guerin attended the Institution of Saint-Louis de Gonzague in Port-au-Prince, getting his degree in 1964. He arrived to Canada in 1965, where he completed his studies in Public Administration at the University of Ottawa. He spent his career at the Canadian Federal public service, as an analyst and specialist in policy and governance. Upon retirement, he became CEO of his own consulting company, he also taught at the School of Management of the Federal Public Service.Louis-Philippe was involved socially in Haiti with youth movements like the Young Catholic Students (YCS). He devoted time to enhancing literacy, housing and food distribution in rural areas surrounding Port-au-Prince. In Canada, he worked as a social worker, alternating with his studies. Concerned with finding good homes for young people, he also ensured that they participated in sports and recreation to develop a strong sense of belonging and avoid dropping out of school.Louis-Philippe knew how to share his enthusiasm, his love of life. He always had projects in mind and the determination to carry them out. Thus at the meeting of SLG64 in Montreal, he endorsed the idea of a collective effort to assist in the education of young people in Haiti in order to increase the impact of individual donations that he and his colleagues were already making in Quebec and in Haiti. The creation of a foundation in his name will continue to promote the values that he supported all his life: sharing, participation in community life, involvement in activities that promote the wellness and education of youth, courage and the determination to face the vagaries of life.Louis-Philippe Guerin led a valiant fight against cancer but lost the battle in 2010. He is now a shining star, enlightening and guiding us to carry out the projects of the Foundation.
The SLG64 Louis-Philippe Guérin Foundation has been registered with the Registraire des entreprises du Québec (NEQ: 1167 3461 89) since May 13, 2011.
The Foundation has also been registered with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) since May 29, 2012 (BN: 84383 6289 RR001) which authorizes it to issue receipts for income tax purposes.