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The English Community Organization of Lanaudière (ECOL) is a non-profit organization incorporated in September 2012 to promote and support the English presence in the region. ECOL has flourished and established itself to be an important actor in community action in the Lanaudière region. 


Our main mandate is in ensuring access to health and social services in English. We are also involved in cultural and heritage activities, social development and access to legal information.


Vanessa Savella, 

Executive Director 

Rosa Palacios,

Executive Assistant

Eric Prusila,

Program Manager


Mary-Jo Rosenquist,

Administrative Assistant

Jocelyne McGinty,

Outreach Worker

Diane Kyte,

Seniors Wellness Center & Health Promotion Project Officer


Carole Gravel,

Early Childhood, Youth, Cultural Projects & McGill bursary coordination


Chantal Laurin,

Employment Project Officer


Conrad Popko, 

Project Officer in Mascouche


Emily Boutilier, 

Youth Mental Health Project Officer


Veronica Racz,  

Early Childhood and Family Project Officer


A very special thank you to all of our volunteers who help us carry out the

day-to-day activities and services for our organization.


“We cannot be separated in interest or divided in purpose. We stand together until the end.” –

Woodrow T. Wilson

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