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Photo: Owen Egan

Dr. Pierre-Paul Tellier is the winner of the 2014 Solidaires Citizen Involvement award. This award recognizes citizen involvement that contributes to progress on an issue in the community, or to mobilizing other citizens to carry out a concrete and lasting social initiative.

The former Director of the Office of Student Affairs at the Faculty of Medicine and currently an associate professor and Director of Student Health at McGill University, Dr. Pierre-Paul Tellier, a loyal volunteer at Head & Hands/À deux mains (an agency located in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce), has been providing care and lending a supportive ear to Montreal’s most marginalized youth since the start of his career.

For 32 years, no fewer than 20,000 people have passed through the doors of this agency to see Pierre-Paul Tellier during his few hours of weekly practice—young people who, out of fear of being judged, would have never consulted the services in traditional networks.

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April 16, 2014