Parrainage Tiers Monde was officially launched in early 1979 by Sr. Androla St-Onge, f.m.a., then in charge of the Missionary Office of the Diocese of Edmundston, NB. Its goal was to highlight the International Year of the Child in the Third World.
In 1985, the International Year of Youth, Parrainage Tiers Monde became a separate agency from the Missionary Office and was therefore recognized as a charitable organization under the name of "Parrainage Tiers Monde Inc.’’
In 2019, this international project celebrates its 40th anniversary by still offering help to the most disadvantaged children of our world.
DIRECTION AND ADMINISTRATION
The Board of Directors is responsible for Parrainage Tiers Monde. Lay people working at Parrainage offer their services voluntarily.
Information about sponsors and sponsored children is kept confidential.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Patricia Thibodeau, president
Pauline Cyr, vice-president
Louise Desjardins Plourde, treasurer
Rinette Martin, secretary
Rolande Belzile, administrator
Claude Carrier, administrator
Pierrette Cyr, administrator
Lise Aubut, administrator representing the f.m.a. Congregation
Sr Edna Thomas, administrator representing the diocese of Edmundston
Patricia Daigle, director