Louis Adam

For the majority of his career, Louis has held the position of Executive Director for a variety of service based organizations – doing what he loves best, working with staff teams and volunteers to make the lives of those around him better.
Particularly evidenced during his 18 years with MS Society’s Quebec Division, Louis championed key initiatives including Quebec’s Summit on Research – instilling hope and confidence in the event’s 550 attendees on a biennial basis. Louis’ innovative approach also propelled him to collaborate with 4 other organizations to form the advocacy group, “Neuro Partners”. Through the power of collective action, Neuro Partners lobbies the government in Quebec for drug access, housing, caregiver support and quality of life enhancements.

One key highlight of his career took place 10 years ago when he and a group of people (including 3 with MS) raised $660,000 and climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro. For him, this journey truly symbolized the struggle and challenges of living with a debilitating disease and further inspires him to work toward a world free of MS. While Louis retired from the MS Society in January 2023, he continues to be a highly engaged leader, and participates actively in the division’s golf tournaments, province-wide walk and bike events and other fundraising, advocacy and awareness activities too numerable to mention.

Louis has also dedicated a significant portion of his life to volunteering and currently sits on 4 non profit boards including Health Partners QC (Partenaire-Sante) in the roles of director (2004-2009) and QC division chair (2009-2019) and has represented the MS Society at the national level of Health Partners for the past 10 years.

Louis enthusiastically welcomes the new opportunity to serve on the Parkinson Canada board of directors and draws his inspiration for serving its mission and vision from his sister-in-law who was diagnosed with the disease in 2015.