Achievements & Awards

Recognition awards presented by Transplant Québec


The Grand Prix highlights the remarkable contribution of physicians and health professionals who have invested generously, for at least 10 years, in advancing the practice of organ donation in Quebec.



2016 Mme  Renée L’Heureux

Infirmière-ressource en don d’organes et de tissus au CHU de Québec-Université Laval

Mme Claude Proulx

Infirmière-ressource en don d’organes et de tissus à l’Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont du CIUSSS de l’Est-de-l’Île-de-Montréal


2015 Dr Pierre Daloze

Transplant surgeon at Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM) and pionner in organ transplant


2014 Dr Pasquale Ferraro

Division chief, Thoracic Surgery at CHUM and chairman of the Alfonso Minicozzi and Family Chair in Thoracic Surgery and Lung Transplantation


2013 Dr Michel R. Pâquet

Nephrologist, specialized in kidney transplant at CHUM - Hôpital Notre-Dame and member of the Transplant Quebec kidney-pancreas committee


2012 Presented to:

Annie Chouinard, organ and tissue donation resource nurse at the Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke (CHUS).


2011 Presented jointly to:

Dr. Denis Marleau, member of the Hepatology Department at Hôpital Saint-Luc (part of the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM)) and full professor at Université de Montréal’s Department of Medicine.

Andrée Coulombe, Head Nurse, Intensive Care Unit at Hôtel-Dieu de Québec (CHUQ)


2010 Awarded jointly to:

Dr. Stephan Langevin, anesthesiologist and intensivist at CHA-Hôpital de l’Enfant-Jésus and Québec-Transplant’s Assistant Medical Director from 2006 to 2010

Dr. Pierre Marsolais, internist and intensivist at Hôpital Sacré-Coeur and medical advisor to Transplant Québec’s Hospital Teaching and Development Department


2009 Dr Michel Lallier

Pediatric surgeon at Centre hospitalier universitaire Sainte-Justine and abdominal retrieval and transplant surgeon at CHU Sainte-Justine (also affiliated with CHUM)


2008 Dr Jean Tchervenkov 

Transplant surgeon at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC)


2007 Dre Isabelle Houde

Nephrologist at Hôtel-Dieu de Québec (part of CHUQ)


The Ambassador Award recognizes a volunteer’s outstanding contribution to promoting organ donation in Quebec.




2015 Sylvie Massia and René Tapp

Transplant Québec and CHAIN OF LIFE volonteers 
Family donor 


2013 Rosa Shields

Volonteer for the Multi-organ Transplantation Program at of the McGill University Health Centre
Double liver-kidney transplant recipient 


2012  Sonia Maheu

A volunteer with the organization Pose un geste!, which operates in Sherbrooke and the surrounding area, she also provides support and advice to people awaiting a transplant and to their families.
She has been awaiting a heart and lung transplant for over 10 years.


2011 Annie Girard

A marathoner, volunteer and active speaker in the Quebec City area.
Heart transplant recipient


2010  Gaston Martin

Delegation Head, 5th Canadian Transplant Games (2010)
Administrator for Quebec on the Canadian Transplant Association Board of Directors
Heart transplant recipient


2009  Lina Cyr

Founder and President of Fondation Lina Cyr-Maison des greffés du Québec
Liver transplant recipient


2008 Richard Tremblay

Founder and President of the Canadian Organ Donation Association (CODA)


2007 William (Bill) Cusano

In 2007, he was the MNA for Viau and vice-president of Quebec’s legislative assembly
Founder and Chairman of the William Cusano Foundation
Heart transplant recipient