Bruno Marchand is the 38th Mayor of Quebec City and President of the Quebec Metropolitan Community. He was elected President of the Organization of World Heritage Cities in September 2022.
Very active in his community and committed to the well-being of the citizens of Quebec City, Mr. Marchand was President and CEO of Centraide Québec et Chaudière-Appalaches et Bas-Saint-Laurent from 2014 to 2021. He also served on the organization’s board of directors as a member and president from 2003 to 2013.
As president and CEO, Mr. Marchand has received several awards, including the United Way of Canada President’s Award for Innovation in 2017.
Prior to that, he was involved with the Association québécoise de prévention du suicide from 2008 to 2014, where he was awarded the 2014 Tribute Award as well as the 2014 Michael Sheehan Award from the Centre de prévention du suicide de Québec.
Mr. Marchand was born and raised in Limoilou. He spent his childhood between Choquette Street, the neighborhood alleys and the Patro Roc-Amadour. From his early years, he retains the value of mutual aid, the importance of listening, respect for others, regardless of where they come from, integrity and a deep desire to surpass himself.
A seasoned sportsman, he rides an average of 10,000 km per year and has climbed some of the highest passes in the Alps. He has also distinguished himself in international duathlon (running and cycling) competitions and has coached several field hockey and soccer teams. He is also an avid chess player.
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