A major partner for the workshops in Sorel-Tracy: Rio Tinto Iron and Titanium
Thanks to a partnership with Rio Tinto Iron and Titanium – Operations Quebec, the Hôtel-Dieu de Sorel Foundation, as well as the CISSS de la Montérégie-Est, two-hour workshops will be offered to ten teenagers and eight adults from Sorel-Tracy throughout the year.
For the members of the Les Impatients organization in Sorel-Tracy, it was important to acknowledge the financial contribution of Rio Tinto Iron and Titanium – Operations Quebec to this project. In this spirit, we inaugurated a symbolic plaque on October 18th, 2023, together with representatives of the organization, at the Sorel-Tracy Les Impatients workshop space.
From left to right: Mr. Frédéric Palardy: General Manager at Les Impatients; Mr. Robert James Borris: Deputy Director of Mental Health and Addiction Programs, CISSS de la Montérégie-Est; Mrs. Chantal Lefebvre: Chair of the Board of Directors of the Hôtel-Dieu de Sorel Foundation; Mr. Frédéric Benoit: Head of Department, Scandium Plant | Rio Tinto Iron and Titanium – Operations Quebec; Mrs. Nathalie St-Germain: CEO of the Hôtel-Dieu de Sorel Foundation; Mr. Bruno Petrucci: CEO of the CISSS de la Montérégie-Est; Mrs. Julie Tellier: Communications and Communities Advisor | Rio Tinto Iron and Titanium – Operations Quebec; Mrs. Frédérique Pelletier: Artist in charge of Les Impatients workshops; Mrs. Odette Langlois: Artist in charge of Les Impatients workshops.
This partnership allows Les Impatients of Sorel-Tracy to continue fulfilling their mission, which is to assist individuals with mental health issues through artistic expression by offering creation workshops that promote interaction with the community through the dissemination of works produced in the workshops.
Rio Tinto Iron and Titanium – Operations Quebec is committed to the cause of mental health. According to Julie Traversy, Senior Advisor, “This foundational partnership enables us to find better ways to assist adolescents and adults by highlighting their creativity and concretely addressing a community need.”
Frédéric Palardy, General Manager of Les Impatients, states, “Creativity is a potent remedy for the soul. It inspires and fosters connection. Thanks to this partnership with Rio Tinto Iron and Titanium – Operations Quebec, we provide a safe space to put this truth into practice, a space where artistic expression becomes a path to personal transformation and community connection.”
Nathalie St-Germain, CEO of the Hôtel-Dieu de Sorel Foundation, concludes, “The Hôtel-Dieu de Sorel Foundation, in collaboration with the CISSS de la Montérégie-Est, has been contributing to the funding of Les Impatients’ workshops in Sorel-Tracy since 2015. We are pleased to announce that, thanks to the generous financial support from Rio Tinto Iron and Titanium – Operations Quebec, it will be possible to ensure the continuation of Les Impatients’ workshops for years to come. The Foundation extends its gratitude to Rio Tinto Iron and Titanium – Operations Quebec for their significant financial contribution that will make a difference for the local community!”