Save Your Skin is thrilled to introduce its new Quebec team to you! The Quebec office will be responsible for assisting skin cancer patients in the region, developing the network of partners and taking the lead on the local actions. Learn more about the new French team with this interview of Felix-Antoine Léveillé, head of the Save Your Skin’s office in Quebec.
– Who are you and what is your main mission for Save Your Skin in Quebec?
My name is Félix-Antoine Léveillé and I’m the new regional manager of the Save Your Skin Foundation in Québec; Sauve ta peau. I’m also an anthropologist and in the process of finishing my studies in political sciences. My main mission is to support people affected by skin cancer (patients, survivors, natural caregivers and health professionals), to coordinate communication (public relations, medias relations, multimedia platforms in Québec) and to facilitate fundraising and advocacy campaigns.
– Can you speak briefly about important projects (related to cancer) that you have lead before?
My mission has always been to implement cancer prevention programs in Quebec by working closely with the Coalition Priorité Cancer au Québec on different projects. I also participate in fundraising activities and projects with La société de recherche sur le cancer du Québec and Le Réseau entre-aidants.
– How will your involvement with the Save Your Skin Foundation help our move into the Quebec region?
I have great experience in strategic development, philanthropy and advocacy. Furthermore, as an anthropologist, I have the aptitude to relate to and reach our community on a resonating level. The fact that I work with an excellent and experienced team is also very beneficial to the introduction of Save Your Skin in Quebec.
– What are your main objectives for 2014?
My main objective is to coordinate the implementation of the Save Your Skin Foundation in Québec while coordinating the social advocacy efforts of the Foundation.
– What are the upcoming events for Save Your Skin in Quebec?
Next on the docket is the organization of critical symposiums! We’ve got two coming up this summer in Montreal and Quebec (plus many more across Canada)! If you want to know more about the symposiums in Quebec – email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Think-tanks are also coming soon.