Each year, Leucan presents various awards to generous individuals whose commitment to the cause of cancer-stricken children deserves special recognition.

The Association also awards three scholarships each year to young Leucan members to support them in their post-secondary studies. Learn more about these extraordinary people who are part of the great Leucan family.

The Camie Trophy 

The Camie Trophy, a ladybug representing Leucan, is awarded to outstanding individuals who have provided an exemplary philanthropic support to Leucan as volunteers over a number of years. By soliciting their network, those committed volunteers have raised more than $500,000 in donations to Leucan. Their mobilization and dedication are worthy of mention, and through this award, Leucan wishes to express its sincerest gratitude. The Association is fortunate to rely on such big-hearted individuals. THANK YOU! 


1 million dollars and more

  • Jacques Auger for offering truck rides to benefit Leucan since 2004.
  • Simon Gagné for hosting a golf tournament name afeter him since 2002.

$500 000 and more

  • Mathieu St-Cyr for his proud participation in the Tim Hortons Smile Cookies Campaign benefiting Leucan for the past several years.
  • The organizing committee of the Ultramarathon, headed by Dave McMullen, Pascal Morin, Guillaume Charest and Donald Dubois, for hosting the event since 2010.

$200 000 and more

  • Germain Bureau, for serving as an ambassador and contribute to the success of the Leucan Experience for the past few years.
  • Normand Laurence for hosting a golf tournament benefiting Leucan named after him since 1994.


November 2021 recipients – Mrs. Isobel Tardif and Mr. Carl Thibeault

For 17 years, Mrs. Isobel Tardif and M. Carl Thibault have organized the Carlisopen Golf Tournament. Their dedication and loyalty have raised significant funds for Leucan. It’s a great pleasure to be able to count on their commitment to the well-being of the Association’s member families.

November 2020 recipient – Kim Labrecque

A proud partner of Leucan for more than 5 years, Mrs. Labrecque is leveraging her business, Mia bijoux, to raise impressive funds for cancer-stricken children through an annual sale campaign featuring an original earring: L’Espoir Leucan.

November 2019 recipient – Gisèle Bourque

As Executive Director of ACRGTQ, Mrs. Bourque has been a driving force of the special relationship between her Association and Leucan for more than 18 years. Through her determination, leadership, and love for children, she has mobilized her colleagues, directors, and all members of her Association. Eager to provide the best solutions to her members, she constantly innovates to initiate new and improved fundraising experiences. 

October 2018 recipient – Jacques Auger 

This generous entrepreneur has been a loyal partner of Leucan for more than 15 years. Every year, he and his team host a fun and family-friendly activity, Promenade en camion, where participants can trade a donation to Leucan for a ride aboard one of the company’s trucks. 

August 2018 recipient – Simon Gagné

As ambassador for Leucan for more than 17 years, Simon Gagné is the founder of a golf tournament bearing his name, which gathers members of his network and the business community in Quebec City every year in support of Leucan. His support and loyalty have not only contributed to raising considerable amounts for the cause but also to extend Leucan’s outreach in the professional hockey community. 

June 2018 recipient – Jean Lacharité 

As patron of the Leucan-CSN Summer Camp fundraising campaign since 2011, Jean has been a strong and efficient advocate for the Association from the very beginning to raise awareness about the Camp, solicit donations, and recruit volunteers. 

June 2018 recipient – André Houle 

After a touching experience with the family of a cancer-stricken child, this golf aficionado decided to get involved with Leucan Estrie in 1996 by organizing a golf tournament still held annually to this day. He also served on the Board and worked with families on several initiatives. 

June 2018 recipient – Stéphane Chevigny

Already involved in various fundraising activities for Leucan, this member of our Association was the first to sign up for the 40 Giants for Leucan campaign without a moment’s hesitation. Leucan can always count on him! 

June 2018 recipient – Alain Champagne 

Moved by the cause when his goddaughter survived childhood cancer, Alain committed to supporting the cause through our annual benefit event, the Board of Trustees, and as the founding leader of the Leucan Executive Challenge. 

June 2018 recipient – Luc Bisaillon 

Luc Bisaillon is always happy and willing to act as ambassador, honorary president, and committee chair for various major benefit evenings and to leverage his impressive network to ensure their success. He also served on the Board for several years. 

May 2018 recipient – Michel Dallaire 

A loyal ally of Leucan, Mr. Dallaire excels at rallying the Québec City business community around the cause of cancer-stricken children. He used his influence to serve as Honorary President of the Leucan Shaved Head Challenge in Quebec City for several years, and the Association is very grateful for his generous contribution. 

May 2018 recipient – Yvon Charest 

For the past few years, the involvement of this kind-hearted philanthropist in the Leucan Shaved Head Challenge has made a tremendous difference in the success of the campaign. Through his dedication and generosity, Yvon Charest extended Leucan’s outreach significantly in the greater Quebec City area. 

October 2012 recipient – Pat Calabretta 

This member of our Association set an example on how to mobilize one’s network by hosting a number of personalized Shaved Head Challenges and raising incredible amounts for the cause. 

May 2007 recipients – Thierry Vandal & Réal Raymond 

The two men agreed to be honorary co-presidents of Leucan’s Ode to the King gala and to leverage the power of their extensive networks for the cause. 

May 2007 recipient – Lisa Di Marco 

This gold-hearted member of the Board of Trustees tapped into her network to provide the Association with increased visibility. 

October 2005 recipients – Guy Laliberté & André Desmarais

It is thanks in large part to their involvement as Honorary Co-Presidents that Leucan’s Halloween under the Sun gala was such a tremendous success. 

September 2004 recipient – Anne-Marie LaBerge 

Mrs. Laberge is the lead instigator behind TELUS’ commitment to Leucan over several years via a golf tournament and the donation of plush toys. She truly rallied her network around our cause. 

June 2004 recipient – Serge Tremblay 

Deeply moved by the magnitude of the ordeal cancer-stricken children must endure, this inspiring leader founded the Leucan Shaved Head Challenge and Run for Leucan, and co-founded the Leucan Ski Challenge—now three flagship events for the Association.

June 2004 recipient – Céline Charbonneau 

A great advocate of the Leucan-CSN Summer Camp, Mrs. Charbonneau is the driving force behind the Leucan-CSN association since 1997. Always willing to lend a hand, she also served on the Board for many years. 

May 2004 recipients – Tracy Bibeau & Odette Savard 

As fervent volunteers in organizing Leucan’s major benefit galas and soliciting guests and sponsors, those two women left an indelible mark on the Association. 

May 2004 recipients – Serge Savard, Dominique Michel, Brian Mulroney, and Michèle Dionne 

This generous group readily agreed to lend their support to Leucan, especially for the very first gala held by the Association: Jardin d’Espoir. 

Prix Jocelyn-Demers

The Award Jocelyn-Demers was established in 1999 in tribute to Dr. Jocelyn Demers, pediatric hematologist-oncologist and the co-founder of Leucan in 1978. This prize consists of four scholarships totaling $4,000 awarded once a year as part of Leucan’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), to four young people in order to support them in the pursuit of their studies.

  • Two $2,000 scholarships to two deserving people
  • A scholarship of $1,000 awarded to the Jury’s favorite student (Coup de Coeur du jury)
  • A $1,000 scholarship awarded to a student with a particular academic background

2023 recipients

Andrea Pitts

Andrea was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma at the age of 4. Even today, she lives with numerous long-term effects. She has emerged as a young leader, both in the classroom and beyond, through her hard work. She has demonstrated sustained efforts and great maturity, overcoming every challenge she has faced.

Matis Daigle

At the age of 3, doctors discovered a tumor in Matis’s nervous system. Despite the numerous long-term effects, Matis chose the path of resilience and zest for life. His fighting spirit, even in the most challenging moments, has inspired many people. His courage and determination have been recognized by his peers and teachers throughout his secondary education.

Élodie Filion

Currently in her second year at UQAM studying human communication, Élodie was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia at the age of 14. She continues to live with numerous long-term effects. A diligent and rigorous student, she stands out for her attentive listening and interpersonal communication skills, her intellectual openness to others, her empathy, and her work ethic.

Anthony Côté

Diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma at the age of 11, Anthony had to work tirelessly to catch up on a year and a half of school. Recognized as hardworking, dedicated, and always ready to help others, he is now very proud of the progress he has made and remains motivated despite the challenges and academic setback.


2022 recipient – Rania El Ghayour

Rania was diagnosed with stage 3 Hodgkin’s lymphoma at the age of 13. Today, she is a student in natural sciences, with a focus on health. The committee was particularly moved by the numerous long-term effects experienced by this young woman. Despite it all, she persevered and completed her 9th grade, studying while in the hospital. The committee wanted to acknowledge her great determination and resilience.

2022 recipient – Romain Giguère

The selection committee was deeply moved by Romain’s story: he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at the age of 9 and experienced a relapse at 12. Many challenges arose for him during this ordeal. Through his perseverance, he completed his academic year despite his hospitalization. His courage, resourcefulness, perseverance, wisdom, patience, resilience, and zest for life are acknowledged and appreciated.

2022 recipient – Marie-Lou Ferland

Marie-Lou is a 19-year-old woman who experienced cerebellar atrophy at the age of 5. Despite this challenge and its lingering effects, Marie-Lou has an inspiring thirst for learning! She loves delving into new subjects and working with her educational therapist, a passion she’s had since she was very young. The committee wishes to commend her courage and determination.

2022 recipient – Luca Shiavoni

At 8 years old, Luca was diagnosed with leukemia and experienced two relapses at the ages of 16 and 20. The disease, along with intense chemotherapy treatments, radiation, and a stem cell transplant, resulted in significant long-term effects. Nevertheless, he never gave up. Luca is currently in his second year of law school at the University of Sherbrooke.

2020 recipient – Charles Plante

Charles was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in the right femur with metastases at the age of 11. He is now aged 16 and in secondary 4 in high school. The Awards Committee was extremely moved by the physical sequelae and the cognitive and psychological difficulties that Charles faced. His energy, resilience, determination to continue his studies, and ability to rebound and find new things to be passionate about were all great inspirations for the committee. 

2020 recipient – Angelica Demers

Angelica was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma at the age of 13. The Awards Committee was especially taken by the severity of her diagnosis, the side effects of her treatment, the recurrence Angelica suffered, and her determination to earn a doctorate in psychology. Her perseverance and optimism are truly inspiring. That she continued her studies in spite of her illness and its consequences is nothing short of extraordinary. 

2019 recipient – Maude Poirier 

Maude was diagnosed with brain tumours at the age of 14. The Awards Committee was particularly moved by the severity of her diagnosis, the chronic pains she suffered, and the fact that she had to cope with recurrence. Her determination, perseverance, optimism, and wonderful sense of humour are deeply inspiring. That she continued her studies in spite of her illness and its consequences is absolutely remarkable. 

2019 recipient – Maël Lajeunesse 

Maël was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at the age of 11. He is now 17 and studying at Cégep de Jonquière in a technical program in television production and post-production. The Awards Committee was quite moved by the social and academic difficulties experienced by Maël as he was going through the sensitive period of teenagerhood. We salute his vitality, determination, originality, resilience, and ability to rebound. 

2015 recipient – Alexandre Nault

This year, out of 18 nominations, the jury unanimously acknowledged the qualities of Alexandre Nault, a member from Leucan Mauricie-et-Centre-du-Québec. Alexandre received $1,000 to support him in his academic pursuits.

Prix Coup de coeur

To acknowledge the commitment of its volunteers, Leucan has created, in 2013, a recognition program which values the contribution of each person to the Association. The provincial prize is awarded annually to highlight the noteworthy and maintained contribution of an individual throughout the years.

2023 recipients

Philippe Morazain

Philippe was involved in the Leucan Ski Challenge in Bromont for 15 years. His contribution was essential to the logistics of the event. He shared his expertise, helped recruit volunteers and suppliers, and was instrumental in the success of the event. We want to highlight his great commitment and unwavering support for Leucan. This award was posthumously bestowed upon him.

Isabelle Gendron

A volunteer since 2016, Isabelle is involved in organizing activities for Leucan families in the Laurentides, Lanaudière, and Outaouais regions. Recognized as a compassionate individual for her attentiveness and kindness, she is a reassuring presence for families. She inspires calmness, kindness, and hope for parents who are sometimes overwhelmed with emotions. Leucan considers itself fortunate to have her involvement.


2022 recipient – Mrs. Catherine Lortie

A Leucan volunteer for the past 10 years, Catherine is actively engaged in Leucan – CSN Summer Camp and Heart-Filled Hope Support Group. Her commitment to Leucan families contributes to the success of these essential activities. Catherine is a generous person, and Leucan is grateful to count on her support for so many years !

2021 recipient – Mr. Tommy Breton

Sergeant Tommy Breton, of the Sherbrooke Police Departement, has been involved with Tim Hortons’ Smile Cookies Campaign since 2018 for Leucan Estrie. He coordinates and mobilizes many of his fellow police officers during the campaign. His leadership, calmness, kindness and selflessness make Sergeant Tommy Breton an easy and pleasant person to work with. Colleagues, Leucan staff and volunteers who have worked with him all agree that he is a valuable asset. Leucan is very grateful to count on his involvement.

2020 recipient – Mr. Jean-Yves Girard

A Leucan volunteer for the past 19 years, Jean-Yves is actively engaged in several activities taking place in the Montérégie. A constant and enthusiastic participant, Jean-Yves is a reassuring figure and pillar for member families in the region. Leucan is proud to count on this kind-hearted man among its team of volunteers. 

2019 recipient – Mr. Denis Chapdelaine 

For over 15 years, Denis has been dedicating evenings and weekends to Leucan, whether it be hosting events, coordinating the work of volunteers, taking part in regional and provincial socio-recreational activities or more. Thanks to his involvement, our Association receives about $10,000 in donations every year. Since the first edition of his benefit dinner in 2004, this activity has raised more than $150,000 for the cause. 

2018 recipient – Mrs. Claire Beaulieu 

A volunteer for Leucan Laurentides-Lanaudière for more than 5 years, Claire lends a tremendous hand to most of the fundraising events held in the region throughout the year. Her inspiring leadership ensures the success of every project she tackles. In addition to supporting the provincial commemorative ceremony, Claire is also an outstanding resource in the organization and administration of various activities for our bereaved families. Punctual and trustworthy, she often assumes responsibilities that would normally fall to a full-time employee. Always generous with her time, she cares deeply for the well-being of families. Versatile and resourceful, she does not balk at any task, whether it be sourcing and transporting material, making calls, crafting, or supervising teams of volunteers. Claire deserves to be recognized and to receive a warm thank-you worthy of her amazing involvement. 

2017 recipient – Mrs. Carmelle Dion

Along with other parents, members of Leucan, Mrs Carmelle Dion participated in the creation of Leucan Montérégie in 1997. Teacher by profession, she contributed to the development of the Halloween Money Box Campaign in many schools of the Granby-Yamaska region. She always made herself available to explain Leucan’s mission in schools or at sport and corporate events. She also actively participated in the beginning of the Leucan Shaved Head Challenge in her region. Her availability, her commitment and her love for the cause of children with cancer, make her an unparalleled volunteer, so much as a founding member of Leucan Montérégie, than as a volunteer for the fundraising events. In the name of Leucan, we would like to show our appreciation and thank her for 20 years of volunteer action, a source of inspiration for us all.

2016 recipient – Mrs. Andrée Tondreau

Physiotherapist by profession, Andrée is a volunteer at Leucan Région Quebec since 2006. Through her availability and her steady attendance, Andrée became a trusted resource the Association and the families can count on. Mainly active at the hospital playroom and during socio-recreational activities like the respite camps and the Christmas Party, Andrée devotes 200 hours annually to the Leucan families.

2015 recipient – Mr. Jocelyn Laroche

Mr. Jocelyn Laroche, a volunteer for Leucan Montérégie, is the winner of the 2015 award. Over the last ten years, Mr. Laroche has shown an exceptional dedication to the cause, whether he supports the Leucan 12-hour Ski Challenge and the Leucan Shaved Head Challenge, coordinates the Halloween money boxes counting or engages the employees of Agropur. Mr. Laroche’s sensitivity and generosity is a source of inspiration to us all.

2014 recipient – Mr. Jacques Lizotte

Jacques Lizotte has devoted himself to Leucan since 1993. Throughout these 20 years, he has lent support to no fewer than ten Leucan campaigns and activities, whether fundraising or socio-affective activities.

Funny, dedicated, motivated and a motivator, Jacques is willing to take on any task! He is very well liked among the children and adults with whom he is in contact in various activities, and according to the Leucan team in Quebec, he’s the best volunteer an organization could ever hope to count on!

2013 recipient – Mrs. Caroline Harvey-Blouin

A 25-year old mourning sister, Caroline Harvey-Blouin is involved with children as a nurse in the Heart-filled Hope Support Group, the Leucan-CSN summer camp, and in the medical part of the annual general assembly. Since 2009, she has done over 1000 hours of community services with high levels of dynamism and profesionnalism. Not only does Caroline insures the aid is performed properly towards the children, she also listens and gives them the proper tools that empower them and make sure they trust adults. Her goodwill, sense of duty, enjoyment of life and profesionnalism are all part of what makes her unique.

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