The team of the Québec Religious Heritage Council offers consulting services for projects to restore historic religious buildings, movable property, and organs that are eligible for funding. In addition, our team has taken part in organizing several joint local, regional, and provincial activities, and has an ongoing program to monitor changes in place of worship use.
Jocelyn Groulx has been director of the Québec Religious Heritage Council since 2000. He earned a bachelor's degree in architecture at Université Laval, a master's in management, with an option in built environment conservation at the Université de Montréal and an MBA in real estate at UQAM. From 1994 to 2000, he was project manager for the Centre of intervention for the revitalization of neighbourhoods (now Convercité) where he helped create several urban revitalization projects. He has worked for over twenty five years in the field of heritage conservation.
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Andréanne Jalbert-Laramée is the resource person of the regional round tables of Québec-Chaudière-Appalaches, Bas-Saint-Laurent, Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine and Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean. She follows the implementation and the reporting of the projects of the financial aids for the restoration of religious cultural heritage. She also supports the organization’s activities as well as special projects regarding religious heritage.
After graduating from Concordia University with a bachelor degree in Art History, she pursued a Master in Aménagement, profil Conservation de l’environnement bâti at Université de Montréal. In 2011, she participated at the development of guideline for the conservation of the cultural landscape of the Lachine Canal NHSC at the Parks Canada Agency. As a heritage consultant, she conducted a heritage inventory of commemoratives plaques throughout the city of Laval. Between 2013 and 2017, she worked at Fondation Héritage Montréal, mainly as an Educational Activities Coordinator. Involved in the community, she is active in volunteer committees dedicated to the promotion of Montréal’s heritage.
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Isabelle Lortie is the resource person for the regional round tables of Laval-Laurentides-Lanaudière, Mauricie-Centre-du-Québec and l'Estrie. She ensures the information vigil on changing places of worship and updates the Inventaire des lieux de culte du Québec' Website. She collects current information on religious heritage, produces status reports and documents some exemplary projects of churches transformation. Finally, she participates in the organization's consultation and networking activities.
Isabelle Lortie holds a Master's degree in Planning, Conservation of built heritage option (Université de Montréal) and a post-graduate diploma in Modern Architecture and Heritage (UQAM). In the summer of 2016, she did an internship with the CPRQ to identify resources specific to the restoration of modern churches. She then participated in the inventory of the built heritage of the MRC Pierre-De Saurel in 2017, and collaborated on the drafting of the brochure "The modern architecture of the institutions of the CSDM", under the direction of Professor Claudine Déom.
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Johanne Picard is the resource person for the Archives, Organs, Movable Property and Works of Art Committees as well as the Regional Round Tables of Montérégie and Outaouais. Manager of the Religious Heritage Days, the organization's membership and human resources, she also supports the team in carrying out projects, publications and events. She has been with the Religious Heritage Council since 2015 and was appointed as the person responsible for access to documents and protection of personal information in 2022.
Johanne Picard holds a bachelor's and a master's degree in Art History (University of Montreal), a graduate degree in Higher Education Pedagogy (UQAM) and a specialized training in Local and Regional Cultural Development (Laval University). She has 20 years of experience in arts and heritage. She took part in the Quebec Places of Worship Inventory in Montérégie and worked in the municipal (MRC du Haut-Saint-Laurent) and museum (Maison Saint-Gabriel) sectors.
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Cameron Piper joined the team in August 2019. He participated in the implementation of the 2nd edition of the Religious Heritage Days and is currently working on the event’s 3rd edition. He accompanies the regional roundtables of Montreal and Abitibi-Temiscamingue.
Cameron Piper holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Planning from the University of Montreal (2019). His thesis, realized under the supervision of Claudine Déom, is entitled "Intraurban highways: Palimpsests of the Modern Movement" and focuses on the creative reuse of aging urban highways. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History in 2017 at Trinity University, in San Antonio, Texas. In summer 2016 he received an architectural research travel grant to study modern architecture in northern Europe.
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Alicia Tremblay joined the Religious Heritage Council team in May 2020. She participates in supporting program projects aimed at requalifying surplus heritage places of worship, organizing the online formula for reflections on the transformation and implementation of the support process for projects admitted to the project incubator section.
Alicia Tremblay holds a bachelor's degree in environmental design (UQAM), a program based on an integrated approach to the design project, linking the scales of the object, architecture and territory as well as a diploma graduate studies specializing in modern architecture and heritage (UQAM). In the spring of 2020, she completed an internship with the CPRQ aimed at starting the program to requalify surplus heritage places of worship.
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