Loving, generous, creative, ambitious. 


Valérie Goneau created the Flutter Foundation in order to make a difference in the lives of those affected by cancer. 


 Rattle Me Bones Run 

Swing for Sarcoma Golf Tournament

Wine, Cheese & Casino

Our events attract hundreds of people in our community


To date, we have proudly contributed over


to bone cancer research projects at the Ottawa Hospital & CHEO


The fight against cancer is complex. That's why we believe in partnering with researchers, institutions, individuals and corporations. 

About the research we fund

Sarcoma: a type of bone cancer that many Canadians have never heard of. Not only is this a rare form of bone cancer, it tends to affect young children or the elderly. In fact, Valérie was diagnosed with Sarcoma at the age of 19 and Terry Fox was diagnosed with Sarcoma when he was 18. Due to its rarity, this type of cancer has not received much attention in the cancer research world.That is the reason why we raise much needed funds for groundbreaking research being conducted in the Diallo Lab at the Ottawa Hospital. 

The Diallo Lab is interested in the study and development of novel "viral sensitizer" drugs that make cells more susceptible to viruses. The goal is to use these drugs in diverse virus-based therapeutics, including for cancer and gene therapy, as well as to improve methods for producing vaccines.

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Mission Statement

Valérie’s Flutter Foundation with the purpose of educating and empowering the community about all cancers, be they common or rare. The scientific community will receive research grants with the goal of finding a cure. For the scholastic community, Valérie’s Flutter Foundation will act as an educational tool to help inform and inspire students to better understand the disease and to get involved to help make a difference.

Valérie’s Flutter Foundation will offer hope, inspiration and monetary contributions to cancer research. By reuniting all types of cancers and making each known, Valérie’s Flutter Foundation will succeed in its goal of helping advance cancer research and shed light on a very possible cure for cancer.

"A dream and purpose so compelling will never allow you to give up" - Valérie Goneau

Executive Team

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Éric brings to the foundation a continued vision of what his sister, Valérie, his sister, had started. His energy towards building awareness and raising much needed funds for cancer research mirrors that of Valérie.  Éric works as corporate lawyer in Toronto at the firm Blake, Cassels & Graydon.

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General Manager & COO

Valérie’s Flutter Foundation is a dream of Anne’s and she is very excited about finding new and creative ways to raise money for cancer research.  Her creativity and attention to detail are a great asset to Valérie’s Flutter Foundation. Anne has amazing vision and wonderful ideas, which will undoubtedly help Valérie’s Flutter Foundation attain it’s goals.



Secretary & Chief Administrative Officer

Jacqueline is a very experienced individual when it comes to customer service and administration. With much experience working in a management position, she knows how to lead a team and make sure projects are completed on time and with care. Jacqueline has been touched twice with cancer in her immediate family, and Valérie’s Flutter Foundation is a wonderful tool for her to spread hope, faith and happiness to the community.

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Board Member

Dr. Werier has been part of the Flutter Family since its inception. As Valérie's surgeon during her battle with Sarcoma, Dr. Werier was drawn to her courage and selflessness to help others. He is currently the program director at the University of Ottawa's Division of Orthopaedic Surgery.


Key Volunteers

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Flutter Blogger

Tesia has been a volunteer with us since Day 1. As a yoga instructor, aspiring PhD student and Registered Psychotherapist, Tesia brings a positive and inspiring perspective to the Foundation.