Jennifer: Marc-Alain, how long have you been working for Prevention CDN-NDG?

Marc-Alain : 10 years

Jennifer: What are you doing here?? I mean… seriously, why Prev?

Marc-Alain : I enjoy coming to the aid of people in need. Equally, because Prev is an excellent organization offering services in both Côte-des-Neiges and Notre-Dame-de-Grâce. In addition, the people working there do so with very big hearts.

Jennifer: Tell me Marc, what is one of your favourite things about your job?

Marc-Alain : Helping others and watching them evolve

Jennifer: What are some of the biggest challenges?

Marc-Alain : Not falling into a routine

Jennifer: If you could start your own non-profit organization, who would your clientele be?

Marc-Alain : Young people in difficulty

Jennifer: If had 3 hours to show a tourist around NDG or CDN, where would you take them, and why?

Marc-Alain : l’Oratoire St-Joseph and parc du Mont-Royal (Beaver lake and the Belvédère)

Jennifer: Marc-Alain, I want you to close your eyes and take a deep cleansing breath in. Then release. Then do it again. In. Out. Good. Now imagine yourself on a beach. Then imagine you’re not on a beach at all because your vacation is over and your first day back is at a monthly meeting or work retreat. Think about all of your colleagues together there. Visualize them interacting. Listen to their voices. Are you there? Are you feeling it? Okay, now quickly – answer this question: If Prev was a brand, what would its tagline be?

Marc-Alain: Let’s all work together

Jennifer: What are the 3 most played songs on your personal playlist?

Marc-Alain: the best of Vivaldi, the best of Chopin, Joseph Boulogne Chevalier de St-Georges

Jennifer: Marc, tell me honestly, without over thinking it, without worrying about what people are going to think about you. Without looking in the mirror or fixing your hair before answering. Just flat out yes or no: Have you ever been on a boat?

Marc-Alain : Yes, a small boat and a big cruise ship on the St-Laurent river.

Jennifer: Do you want to tell us about it?

Marc-Alain: I was afraid of drowning, it’s my phobia.

Jennifer: What’s the best piece of advice anyone has ever given you?

Marc-Alain : Do not try to work miracles like Jesus because you cannot save everyone at the same time.