Strategic Advisor and International Liaison
“Our Canadian Veterans of all ages and generations deserve the best services and care our Nation can provide. After all, they have accepted the solemn task of defending Canada and our values and if necessary lay down their lives for us. I am honoured to help stand up the Chronic Pain Centre of Excellence as another means of giving our Veterans the care they need, they have earned and they deserve. As I and members of my family have accrued 86 years of service thus far – and counting – I am happy to serve on the Board with my colleagues.”

Michel Maisonneuve, completed 35 years of active service in the Canadian Armed Forces in May 2007 at the rank of Lieutenant-General. He distinguished himself in progressive leadership positions in Canada and abroad and served on staff and as an operational commander. He is a Commander of the Canadian Order of Military Merit and recipient of the Meritorious Service Cross. Foreign awards include the French Legion of Honour, the U.S. Legion of Merit and the NATO Meritorious Service Medal. After he retired from the Army, he was appointed by the Minister of National Defence as the first Academic Director (Principal) of Royal Military College Saint-Jean on its re-opening in December 2007. He retired from this position after more than ten years in June 2018. He served as Veterans’ representative on the federal-provincial Transition Committee overseeing the transfer of Sainte-Anne’s Hospital from Veterans Affairs Canada to the province of Québec from August 2015 to July 2019.

Leadership & Board
The Centre of Excellence’s Board of Directors oversees the operations and financials of the Centre of Excellence as a not-for-profit, and includes veterans, industry leaders, and chronic pain experts from McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences and Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation.
Advisory Council For Veterans
Scientific Advisory Board
Leadership Team
Board of Directors
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