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Pierre Bruneau

Communication and Leadership Award Recipient

We are proud to announce that the 2017 Communication & Leadership Award will be presented to a great Quebecer, TV news anchor and personality, Pierre Bruneau. Actively engaged in helping kids with cancer, he created the Fondation Charles-Bruneau, which helps provide better treatment to children with cancer. To know more about his career and accomplishments, read his biography at: http://tva.canoe.ca/artistes/pierre-bruneau (in French only).

Attend the award ceremony and hear the keynote address of a great civic builder and philanthropist by registering to the conference.

After studying at Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Pierre Bruneau worked in radio in the 1970s and 80s before becoming a broadcaster at French-language television station TVA. He has since become the host of several daily news shows at TVA and LCN. Over the course of his career, he has anchored many election nights and special broadcasts. Named audience’s favourite numerous times, he has received 17 Artis awards for best news host.

Over the years, he has been decorated with numerous prestigious recognitions, including Officer of the National Oder of Quebec in 2008, and, in 2012, the Order of Canada insignia, which is the highest civilian honour awarded in Canada.

In 1990, after the death of his son Charles, he joined parents and friends of children with cancer and created the Fondation Charles-Bruneau. Five years later, the Charles-Bruneau Cancer Centre opened at Sainte-Justine hospital, thanks to the foundation’s fundraising activities and generous support from partners. The centre serves all of Quebec and admits 1,100 children each year for cancer treatment of the highest quality.

Today, the Fondation Centre de cancérologie Charles-Bruneau is proud of its investments in research and is present in the four University Hospital Centres that offer cancer treatment to children in the province: CHU Sainte-Justine, CHU de Sherbrooke, CHU de Québec and Montreal’s Children Hospital. All children with cancer in Quebec now receive treatment in a Charles-Bruneau centre or care unit.

Since the creation of the foundation, Pierre Bruneau has been fully engaged in its activities by participating, among others, in the annual CIBC Charles-Bruneau Bicycle Tour. A rock-climbing enthusiast, he has reached the summits of Kilimandjaro (twice), Everest’s base camp, Machu Picchu and the Great Wall of China.