Colombe Turcotte

One of the first to act for the cause of FASD, emergency nurse until 2009, Colombe crosses paths with a baby that she ends up adopting more than 32 years ago. As an emergency nurse, Colombe crosses paths with a baby boy whom she ends up adopting over 32 years ago. She is the ideal mother for little Jean-Pierre, who has been damaged by fetal alcohol syndrome: his life is a succession of renal and cardiac interventions, which Colombe manages masterfully. Involved in APEDAH since 1991 as administrator and responsible for training and information, in 2018 she becomes the director of the new entity APEDAH and Plus Beauce-Etchemin, a regional support and respite organization for the benefit of children affected by various neurological disorders, including FASD. Tireless and determined, she devotes a great part of her energy to the sensitization to the FASD, and this since well before the creation of Safera. She was the first to speak about Fetal Alcohol Syndrome in a program broadcast across Canada by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in 1991. Colombe has been on the Board of Directors of our organization for many years. At the same time, she operates a particular magic over time, because since 2009 she also provides training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation for the CISSSCA and the University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières and until March 2020, she took in charges interregional patient transfers. She is a member of the organizing committee and the advisory committee for the conference.