Mr. Nicolas St-Pierre appointed as Director General of the MIRA Foundation

STE-MADELEINE, QC, Feb. 17, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Mr. Éric St-Pierre, founder of the MIRA Foundation, is proud to announce the appointment of Mr. Nicolas St-Pierre as Director General of the Foundation.  "Nicolas has grown up at MIRA, known every step of the management and has, above all, mastered the delicate mission of our Foundation which is to help both the disabled individuals and the autistic children to rebuild a normal life with liberty, dignity and the greatest possible autonomy", Mr. Éric St- Pierre says.

Mr. Roberto Pietrovito, chairman of the MIRA Foundation says : "We are proud of Nicolas' work and sure that his  leadership, his experience with MIRA and his success in the Programme Élite within the second cohort of entrepreneurs-athletes from École d'Entrepreneurship de Beauce will continue to offer Mira all the momentum and energy that it needs to respond to the constantly rising demand for its valuable services toward people affected by the circumstances of life".

Effective immediately, Mr. St-Pierre replaces his father as Director General. "I am very honoured  to have the opportunity to continue the exceptional momentum of my father who has been an inspirational visionary who motivated both my team and I. I am pleased to know that I can continue to count on my father's presence within the Foundation. His work has been acknowledged all over France and North America", Mr. Nicolas St-Pierre says.

About the MIRA Foundation

The MIRA Foundation is a non-profit organization created in 1981. At the time, no Canadian guide dog training facility existed. MIRA, located in Sainte-Madeleine in the province of Quebec, was the first training centre to open its doors. Before 1981, people had to contact American organizations to receive a guide dog. However, these resources did not provide services in French. On October 21, 1981, Mira proudly presented its two first guide dogs trained in Quebec to their two first users.

Since then, MIRA's objective is to increase disabled individuals' autonomy and promote their social integration by teaming them with dogs bred and trained to respond to their adaptation and rehabilitation needs. All of the MIRA's Foundation are made available free of charge to individuals with one or many visual or motor disabilities, and to children presenting Pervasive Development Disorders such as autism.

SOURCE MIRA FOUNDATION

Image with caption: "Nicolas St-Pierre and his dog Roger (CNW Group/MIRA FOUNDATION)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150217_C8069_PHOTO_EN_12209.jpg

For further information: Mr. Philippe Angers, Vice-President of Development, Board of directors, The MIRA Foundation, (514) 238-9316

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