The Foundation

Mission

We guide elementary-school students in the development of skills essential to their educational success by offering them programs that combine art and sports.

Vision

We want all children to have access to activities that they love and that help them thrive.

Values
Accessibility

By offering free, turnkey programs that are integrated into the school curriculum, we hope to re-establish equal opportunities so that all students have the tools they need.

Sharing

We see the educational path as a collaborative process. Our animation teams inspire children by sharing their knowledge, interests, and passions.

Commitment

We weave lasting ties with our academic and philanthropic partners. Our aim is to have our involvement with children motivate them to be committed to their own success.

The Co-founders
Filled with inspiration
Image
Photo credit : Justine Latour

In 2017, their common desire to be involved with young people led Laurent and Florence-Agathe to co-create the LDT Foundation. With the support of an experienced team, they set up innovative programs combining art and sports in a network of elementary schools across Quebec. Their goal: to transmit their passion for art and sports to students by giving them access to activities that encourage them to succeed at school and thrive personally.

Laurent
Duvernay-Tardif

Laurent Duvernay-Tardif is the first active player in the NFL to hold a medical degree. Laurent stands out for his philanthropic involvement in healthcare, culture, and education. His leadership and positive impact in the community were underlined in 2021 with the prestigious Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award, which honours his efforts in the fight against COVID-19.

Florence-Agathe
Dubé-Moreau

Florence-Agathe Dubé-Moreau, an author, columnist, and independent contemporary art curator, works at the crossroads of culture and sport. With a background of high-level training at the École supérieure de ballet du Québec, Florence holds a master’s degree in art history. Her work as a curator and art critic has received various honours over the past ten years.

Our team
Committed to young people

Committing ourselves 100% to the youth is what keeps us motivated. Get to know our team!

Laurent Duvernay-Tardif
Co-chair

NFL ex-offensive lineman and medical resident

Florence-Agathe Dubé-Moreau
Co-chair

Author and curator of contemporary art

Sophie Amyot
Vice-chair

Partner, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Sasha Ghavami
Secretary

Agent, NFLPA et CFLPA

Pierre Fournier-Simard
Treasurer

Senior director, strategic distribution, Northleaf Capital

Luc Guillot
Administrator

President, Groupe Tactique

Lam Jutras
Administrator

International affairs – Main Strategy, Risks and Performance Department, Financial Markets Authority

Dominic Beaudry
Julie Bernard
Guylaine Duvernay
Étienne Lapierre
Marie-Laurence Paré, PhD

Audrey McKinnon

Chief executive

amckinnon@fondationldt.com
Alexandre Chouinard

Assistant director

achouinard@fondationldt.com
Steves Morin

Director of philanthropic development

smorin@fondationldt.com
Florian Lautissier

Program coordinator

flautissier@fondationldt.com
Julie Assaly-Gauthier

Communications and philanthropic development advisor

jgauthier@fondationldt.com
Julie Sauriol

Executive assistant

jsauriol@fondationldt.com
Isabelle Pharand

Regional supervisor, Greater Montréal

ipharand@fondationldt.com
Vincent Lauzer

Regional supervisor, Eastern Québec

vlauzer@fondationldt.com