Change of Leadership at Vanier CSC

The Board of Directors of the Vanier Community Services Centre (Vanier CSC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Me Andrée-Anne Martel as Executive Director. She will take up her position at the beginning of June 2022. She succeeds Michel Gervais, who will be retiring after more than thirty years of service to the Vanier CSC.

Andrée-Anne Martel has many years of relevant experience and an understanding of the issues and opportunities facing the Centre. Her mandate will be to manage the Centre from a perspective of continuity, but also to guide the Centre into the future, so that the services remain well adapted to the needs of the clientele. Ms. Martel, a resident of Ottawa-Vanier, has contributed to the Centre in the past as a member of the Board of Directors for several years. She is currently the Executive Director of the Association des juristes d'expression française de l'Ontario (AJEFO). "It is a privilege for me to join the Vanier CSC team. I am delighted to be able to contribute to its mission and to pursue the evolution of its many projects that meet the needs of the citizens of Ottawa-Vanier and the surrounding area. I look forward to working and collaborating with the team, the Board of Directors, the volunteers, the clients and the partners of the Vanier CSC!" (Andrée-Anne Martel)

The Board of Directors wishes to recognize the talents of Mr. Gervais and his great contribution to the success and evolution of this organization. The Vanier CSC is a non-profit organization that, with the support of affiliated agencies, offers more than twenty health and social service programs. Under Mr. Gervais's leadership, the Centre has become a gateway to a multitude of essential programs for the people of Vanier and surrounding areas. Throughout his tenure, Mr. Gervais has often acknowledged, "the success of the Vanier CSC in serving the community rests on the unwavering commitment of its staff, volunteers and community residents who come forward to support the Centre's activities when a need arises." The Board of Directors wishes to acknowledge the crucial role Michel has played in this community institution. He has always ensured that the Centre is innovative and responsive to the changing needs of the community. His leadership has always been exemplary.

Mr. Gervais has often stated that, "One of the strengths of the Vanier CSC has long been to offer its team members a sense of being part of a large, welcoming family that takes pride in helping clients and the community. I am confident that under the leadership of the new Executive Director, the professionalism of its staff and the commitment of its volunteers, the Vanier CSC team will continue its excellent work in making a difference in people's lives!''