NDG residents are known to be amongst the most involved and community-oriented Montrealers. Among them some stand out as having dedicated their lives, time, and knowledge to their community. As such, we are honoured to include Warren Allmand, Anne Conord Usher, André Biron, and Gail Tedstone as honorary members of the NDG coommunity council. Below you will find information on these exemplary individuals who through their passion, hard work, and commitment have elevated NDG to the community that it is now.
The Board of Directors may grant the status of Honorary Member to a person who has contributed to the Council and to the community of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce in an exemplary manner. Honorary members are exempt from paying the annual fee, may vote at meetings of members, but are not represented on the Board of Directors.
He studied Civil law at McGill University and comparative law at the University in Paris. He was admitted to the Quebec bar in 1958. In 1965
Mr. Allmand was Chair of the Justice Committee when Canada's controversial gun control legislation was reviewed by the Committee and adopted.
He has served as the president of the International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development from 1997 to 2002 and the international president of Parliamentarians for Global Action.
In 2004, Allmand was elected President of the World Federalist Movement–Canada.
In November 2005 Allmand was elected to the Montreal city council seat of Loyola in Western NDG as a member of the Union Montréal party
In 1990, the World Federalist Movement–Canada honoured Allmand with its World Peace Award. In 2000, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada for being "committed to democracy and the pursuit of justice and fundamental freedoms."
An active member of several Board of directors of community organizations, Warren has been a long-time supporter of the Council serving on our board for several terms.
1975 -2001 President of the NDG Community Council
In 1973, as a graduate nurse and mother of three preschoolers, I became actively involved in the follow-up to the first Conference on the Quality of Life in NDG. I concentrated on the issues raised by seniors while others focused on day care, womens’s issues, tenants rights, youth. recreation, urban planning, CLSC development, pollution and recycling
I accepted a second term as president in 2001-2003 with three challenges: to shepherd the very successful Food Depot from a project of the NDG Community Council to an independent NGO with Charitable status with its own Board and staff; to re-energize the campaign to save Benny Farm for affordable housing and to organize another Quality of life Conference.
The NDG Community Council has always been my touchstone to reality; at the community level where real people live real issues and know how to make things happen.
1999-2005 member of the NDG Community Council
Bachelor degree in applied science and diploma in Engeneering , Master degree in applied science and a PHD in mechanics
Professor of engineering and department head, Ecole Polytechnique, Faculty of Engineering, University of Montreal , retired in 2000.
Member of several committees: E.G. Canadian Society for Mechanic engineering; Research Council natural science and engineering; Advisory Committee on Nuclear Safety,
Membre, Conseil d'administration/member on the Board of Directors : Collège Marie-de-France; Le Manoir Notre-Dame-de-Grâce ; la Coalition Villa-Maria (dossier du Précieux-Sang); du Conseil Communautaire NDG, Dépôt alimentaire NDG; l’Association AU RENDEZ-VOUS DES CULTURES (trésorier).
Président, Association des parents, École Notre-Dame-de-Grâce
Membre du Comité consultatif du Projet d'Engagement Communautaire (PEC) de Notre-Dame-de-Grâce.
Participant au programme de mentorat piloté par l’Association AU RENDEZ-VOUS DES CULTURES en tant que mentor pour des ingénieurs récemment arrivés au Québec.
Membre du Comité « Honors and Awards » de la Société canadienne des ingénieurs séniors .
1999 -2007 Membre, vice president et Présidente du conseil d’administration du Conseil / President of the NDG Community Council