About Us

Serving the public, we deliver our mental health services in both French and English, with a focus on the Francophone community in the city of Winnipeg and the Southern Health Region of Manitoba providing services to the Seine River Medical Centre. We are partnered with the University of Saint-Boniface, extending our counselling services to Manitoba Francophone and Francophile students. We are also a recognized service provider for Health Canada’s Employee Assistance Program.


The Centre Renaissance offers bilingual psychological support services promoting the well-being of Manitobans.


In 2026, the Centre Renaissance is recognized for the excellence of its promotion of mental health services that meet the needs of the community. Youth, families and the French-speaking community are at the heart of its activities. Its team is able to meet needs thanks to its diversity of expertise.

Our Story

In 1979, Gilles Beaudry recognized a significant need for dedicated mental health counselling services within Winnipeg’s Francophone community. Seeking support, he approached the religious order Clercs de Saint-Viateur. The Order generously provided a house they owned at 261 Des Meurons Street to allow him to establish an office. They named it “Service De Conseiller St. Viateur Ltd.”

With the backing of the Viatorians, the service grew into an indispensable resource for the community. By 1982, its success was evident as demand for services necessitated a 2000-square-foot addition to the original house. Around this time, they were also officially recognized as a non-profit organization. In 1983, the service transitioned to operate independently from the Viatorians, relying on a mix of client donations, church parishes, social agencies, church hall bingo game revenues, and other private donations.

Gilles Beaudry helmed the organization until 1992. That year, René Dupuis was brought on board to assume the Executive Director role, allowing Gilles to concentrate more intently on his therapeutic practice.

1993 marked a significant turning point when the United Way committed to permanently support the service. A year later, the service transitioned once again, returning the original house to the Viatorian Order and relocating to their current address at 844 Autumnwood Drive.

With the dawn of the 21st century came a period of reflection and a search for a new identity. Thus, on December 6, 2001, the service was re-named as “the Centre Renaissance Centre Inc.” For the past 22 years, we have endeavoured to fulfill our mission to promote the well-being of our community with compassion and care.

In 2023, our organization underwent a noteworthy transformation, transitioning from our former identity as Centre Renaissance Centre Inc. to our new designation, Centre Renaissance. This strategic rebranding initiative was implemented to better resonate with the linguistic preferences and cultural nuances of our valued clientele. It is important to note that this change does not impact the quality or scope of our services; we remain dedicated to serving the francophone and anglophone communities with the same commitment and excellence.

Our Board Members • 2023-24

Florette Giasson

Board Chair

Lise Dupuis

Vice Chair

Rémi Gosselin


Hélène Archambault


Salwa Meddri


Christine Baudet


Daniel Beaudette

Executive Director