WHAT IS THE FCERO ?
In 1981, Philippe Druelle, D.O., and Jean-Guy Sicotte, M.D., founded the College of Osteopathic Studies of Montreal (Collège d’Études Ostéopathiques de Montréal), the first school of Osteopathy in Quebec.
In the following year, in 1982, Philippe Druelle, Jean-Guy Sicotte, Denyse Dufresne and Denise Laberge inaugurated the Canadian Foundation for Teaching and Research in Osteopathy (FCERO) whose main mission is to care for young children with disabilities and to enable students to be trained in osteopathic assessment and treatment of children.
From 1986 to 1990, with the help of Yannick Stephant, principal dancer of the Paris Opera, the FCERO organized prestigious dance performances at the Place des arts in Montreal, the Dons des Étoiles gala, with the participation of star dancers such as Patrick Dupont, Sylvie Gillem and Monique Loudières. In addition, Angèle Dubeau and the Piéta participated in their first concert for the FCERO. The purpose of these benefit evenings was to financially support the Children’s Day during which free osteopathic treatments were offered by several therapists to children with disabilities.
Under the direction of Denyse Dufresne D.O., professor of osteopathic pediatrics for more than thirty years and head of the Journées de l’Enfant, treatments are provided by several therapists (teachers and students), at a minimal cost, to children with disabilities.
Since the beginning of the Foundation about fifty children aged 0 to 4, suffering from neuromotor disorders or having suffered physical or emotional trauma, benefit each year from very effective and caring treatments.
For all appointments, please call the external clinic of the Collège d’Études Ostéopathiques (CEO) at (514) 342-2816 (ext. 227). Please specify that this is an appointment for the Children’s Day.
The FCERO encourages research that is part of the essential learning for future professionals and financially supports some research projects.
At the Collège d’Études Ostéopathiques de Montréal, the FCERO participates in the awarding of the Andrew Taylor Still Award, presented to osteopaths who have distinguished themselves by their exceptional commitment to the promotion, advancement and recognition of Osteopathy (Michel Therrien, Sylvie Lessard, Audrey Drapeau, etc.)
The FCERO disseminates the research results to various relevant institutions, supports the research department of the Collège d’Études Ostéopathiques de Montréal, and develops, in collaboration with other institutions (AT Still Museum, Kirksville ..), a bank of archives of osteopathic practices.
At the level of education, the FCERO responds to the need for pediatric training of the students of Osteopathy, allowing them to receive clinical experience in the treatment of young children. In addition, it provides teaching materials to teachers.
The FCERO is concerned with everything that touches the very essence of Osteopathy. The Foundation has therefore set itself the goal of defending Osteopathy in allowing it to continue the quality of treatments, teaching and research, and to make every effort to ensure that there is no obstacle to this objective.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
THE SUPPORT COMMITTEE FOR THE SOLIDARITY FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN
Composed of volunteers, this committee, set up within the FCERO, is in charge of organizing and implementing the fundraising to pay for the legal fees.
Isabelle Coindre, D.O., Chair and Spokesperson for the Committee
Anne Canarelli, D.O., Committee and website administrator
Guillaume Arsenault, D.O., Secretary and committee secretary
Monique Dagenais, D.O., Committee Administrator
Claude Dufour, D.O., Committee Advisor