Fund Raising Cocktail

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 5:30 PM
The Cabaret Mile End
5240 Park Avenue, Montreal

  Manufacturers and businesses wishing to donate materials or offer services for the reconstruction of buildings, as well as for establishing a permanent centre for the coordination of Cooperation and Emergency Architects’ activities in Haiti are invited to contact Guillaume Lévesque.

Building professionals and contractors (architects, engineers, electricians, plumbers, builders, etc.) wishing to offer their services on a volunteer basis are invited to contact Louis Réjean Gagné.


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Award Ceremony – Governor General's Medal

February 1st 2013 – Rideau Hall, Ottawa

A very beautiful ceremony took place on February 1st of this year at Rideau Hall where four native workers (Tciky and Jean-Paul Pénosway, Marianne and Axel Papatie), Guillaume Lévesque and AUC received with pride the Governor General's Medal in architecture 2012 for the project of reconstruction and training in Kitcisakik.

Guillaume Lévesque and His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston Marianne Papatie and His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston Jean-Paul Pénosway and His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston
Axel Papatie and His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston Tciky Pénosway and His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston Charles Catto and His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston

Cooperation and Emergency Architects's Kitcisakik Mission:
Recipient of the Governor General's Medals in Architecture

Last May 8th, Canada Council for the Arts and Architecture Canada were awarded one of twelve Governor General's Medals in Architecture 2012 with the Kitcisakik Mission of Cooperation and Emergency Architects of Canada (EAC) and Architect and Project Manager, Guillaume Lévesque.

Described as an original and innovative initiative and although this is an unconventional architectural project, the jury recognised the value and importance of the mission, "At its essence, and with great power, it incorporates the most fundamental aspect of architecture: to transform and enhance human life.

Project participants have responded to real and urgent needs and they applied their technical skills with energy and enthusiasm. We hope that similar initiatives are under way." The medal will be presented later this year at Rideau Hall

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  Completion of its program on local capacity-building in paraseismic engineering and risk prevention in relation to natural disasters in Haiti.

Montreal, May 14, 2012 ‐ Cooperation and Emergency Architects (EAC) is proud to announce the completion of its program on local capacity-building in paraseismic construction and risk prevention in relation to natural disasters, provided to Haitian architects and engineers responsible for justice and local and national public security infrastructures. Thanks to funding from the Government of Canada, via the Stabilization and Reconstruction Task Force, better known as START, Cooperation and Emergency Architects, in partnership with Ingénieurs Sans Frontières Quebec (ISFQ), has provided, since March, 2011, thirteen weeks of training in earthquake-resistant engineering, construction project management, quality control of materials and computer-assisted design to 31 engineers and architects working for the Haitian government. The program, delivered by eight Canadian and Haitian experts, is recognized by the Ordre des architectes du Québec (OAQ).

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  The Montreal International Interior Design Show is teaming up with Cooperation and Emergency Architects of Canada

Productions Interface Design, promoters of SIDIM, is contributing to our mission in Haiti. Management of this international design show has put in place several measures to encourage donations from the public, whether it is by online registration or at the ticket office ($1 per ticket sold + personal donations), at the Cooperation and Emergency Architects of Canada booth located near the entry, or by donating a portion of the profits generated by the Chair Show auction hosted by Luck Mervil, ambassador of SIDIM and Godfather of CECI. This initiative aims to support the people of Haiti in the reconstruction of the country, as well as the artisans whose work and talent are recognized and valued by SIDIM. SIDIM takes place at Place Bonaventure from May 27th to 29th.
  Semi-permanent schools in Haiti

Architect Yves Langevin and engineer André Bergeron left Montreal on March 10th to pursue the mission entrusted to Cooperation and Emergency Architects of Canada by the Haitian ministry of education. The evolution of their work can be followed online, in the sketchbook of Cooperation and Emergency Architects on Haitian soil. With help from the representatives of the Paul Gérin-Lajoie Foundation, who benefit from years of experience in the field of education in Haiti, our experts and their colleagues will do all they can to reach the objectives outlined by the ministry who intends to tabulate the interventions required to bring up to standard, build or rebuild the 5000 existing schools in the region. This type of project could spread itself over several years, and that is why the ministry is foreseeing to create semi-permanent schools.
  BMR LE GROUPE is proud to give 20 000 $ and contribute to the Haiti reconstruction efforts by joining forces as a partner with Cooperation and Emergency Architects of Canada

Boucherville, February 1, 2010 — With its network of 180 merchants in Quebec, Ontario and the Maritimes, BMR LE GROUPE is a natural partner of building professionals that wish to make a difference in Haiti by proudly supporting our organization and its mission in Haiti. For BMR LE GROUPE and Cooperation and Emergency Architects of Canada, the first stage of their partnership involves establishing solid foundations in order to provide healthy and sustainable reconstruction of housing and other buildings that will become the new built heritage of current and future generations of Haitians. BMR LE GROUPE’s contribution will help fund the deployment of an intervention team of building professionals (engineer, architect and builder) that will coordinate on the ground with Haitian colleagues and other humanitarian organizations, such as CECI (Centre d’études et de coopération internationale), Oxfam, the Red Cross,  Doctors of the World, Doctors without Borders and Paul Gérin-Lajoie Foundation. In addition to its contribution, BMR LE GROUPE has invited its merchants to show their solidarity and join in this initiative by supporting our concerted efforts to raise funds for reconstruction.
  Devastation in Haïti - Architects Called Upon for Mobilization and Solidarity

Haiti has been struck once again by disaster, as an earthquake of magnitude 7 struck around 5pm on January 12th causing many buildings in the nation’s capital to collapse, including the presidential palace and the UN mission headquarters. Hotel Montana, one of the most reputable tourist destinations in the country, was also destroyed, along with many homes, public buildings and hospitals. Emergency Architects is sending a team of professionals comprised of experts from France, the West Indies and Canada to evaluate the damages for the safety of the people and provide aid for the victims.

Double your donation to Cooperation and Emergency Architects of Canada

Cooperation and Emergency Architects of Canada is a charitable organization, recognized by the Quebec and Canadian governments. Registration number is 83106 7012 RR0001

For every dollar Canadians contribute between January 12 and February 12, 2010 to a registered charity responding to the Haïti earthquake, such as Cooperation and Emergency Architects of Canada, the Government of Canada will put one dollar into the Haïti Earthquake Relief Fund, to a total of $50 million. This overall limit may be reviewed in light of the actual needs on the ground and the ability of humanitarian and development assistance partner organizations to address those needs.

To be counted for this purpose, donations must be:

  • monetary, up to $100,000;
  • made by an individual Canadian;
  • made to a registered charity that is receiving donations in response to the January 12 earthquake in Haïti;
  • specifically earmarked by such organizations for the purpose of responding to the earthquake;
  • made between January 12 and February 12, 2010
  Cooperation and Emergency Architects of Canada with the Algonquins of Kitcisakik

Cooperation and Emergency Architects of Canada, in partnership with the Algonquin community of Kitcisakik, has undertaken its first mission on Canadian soil. The village is located in the wildlife reservation Réserve faunique La Vérendrye, near Val d’Or, where the Algonquin population is living in dilapidated homes and unsanitary conditions. The project was initiated by Guillaume Lévesque and the Association of Architectural Interns of Quebec (Association des Stagiaires en Architecture du Québec) and began during the summer of 2009 with the renovation of 5 homes. This humanitarian mission has received support from the Quebec and Canadian governments to carry out the work.
  Read the latest report about this mission (French)  
  Read the latest press release about this mission (French)  

Cooperation and Emergency Architects of Canada is proud to present their professional allies!

Together, we can make a difference in the great climatic, political and economic changes which we live on our planet. We want to act in two different ways. Preventing when it is still possible, by putting together sustainable building techniques that respect the environment and its people and by acting in a concrete ways to repair and reconstruct essential buildings affected by human or environmental crises.
Thanks to our new partners for their conviction and engagement.


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