Community Involvement

As father of six children, Jean Houde is always sensitive regarding the issues affecting the community. For many years, Construction Jean Houde as contributed financially to the West Island’s women shelter, Leucan, West Island Community Shares and is now contributing to the Charles Bruneau Foundation. Jean Houde is an active member of its board of directors.

Construction Jean Houde solicited its business partners for the West Island’s women shelter. Funds totalling $69,530 were raised following these efforts since 2003. On the picture: Kim Cairnduff, West Island’s women shelter’s director, is receiving the total donation from Jean Houde.

Construction Jean Houde solicited its business partners for the West Island’s women shelter. Funds totalling $69,530 were raised following these efforts since 2003. On the picture: Kim Cairnduff, West Island’s women shelter’s director, is receiving the total donation from Jean Houde.

New approach in 2009: the Charles Bruneau Foundation is working on supporting the positioning and development of Quebec in pediatric cancerology. This year, Lucie and I have decided to raise funds for the foundation. With the collaboration of TVA, we were 14 participants, accompanied by 4 public personalities, to attempt to reach the highest summit in Africa. Because of all the encouragement and generosity of our clients, friends and suppliers, we were able to reach the summit of mount Kilimandjaro 5895m on January 14th, 2009 at 4pm, therefore increasing the odds of defeating cancer for all the children. Many thanks to all our donators! Total funds raised by Lucie and I: $148,098.00

The APCHQ elected Jean Houde as President of the board for 2009-2010 during its 48th general assembly at Hilton Lac-Leamy hotel in Gatineau.

New distinction in 2011: Construction Jean Houde decided to be affiliated to CO2R, a company helping businesses and individuals in reducing or eliminating their carbon footprint by planting trees.

In 2011, Jean Houde, still to raise funds for the Charles Bruneau Foundation, participated in the climbing of Machu Picchu, one of the most spectacular hiking trails in the world: the Inca trail offers the opportunity of a lifetime to walk on 500+ year-old granite pathways. The climbers reached the Inca’s lost city by the Sun Door “in honour of the courage demonstrated by children affected by cancer”. Fourteen participants took on the challenge in order to raise $252,000.00 to continue research in pediatric oncology.