More about our company

Who we are

Élévaction was born out of an actual need. It is the product of real-life limitations and, especially, a sincere desire to overcome them. Lyne Parent uses a motorized wheelchair. She has taught at a university, has always worked despite her disability and has a full career.

A few years after her children were born, Lyne was set to return to work. Full of gratitude for having had a chance to give life, she decided to give back. Although she wanted to help her community, she was constantly hitting architectural barriers. Non‑profit organizations can rarely accommodate her large wheelchair. Of the eight places that granted her interviews, five were not accessible to her.

Seeing the difficulties Lyne was encountering and the discouragement she felt, Ghyslain Grondin, her husband come lift mechanic, encouraged her to take a break from job hunting. That winter, he installed a stairlift for her and set up a room on the second floor to let her do a bit of gardening and air out her frustrations. And, that is when the idea for starting Élévaction struck! There in the middle of the garden that anger turned into a jungle of entangled squash plants, hope and the desire to do something about those barriers shaped a fantastic business plan.

Mission

Our deeply held vision is that of an inclusive world, a world where anyone can go anywhere, be it in their own home or in their neighbourhood. We want to do away with all the architectural barriers standing in the way of people with disabilities. There are enough natural barriers that we are all too often powerless to overcome, so we want to do something about the obstacles that are within our power to eliminate. Élévaction is a company, yes, but above all, it is a team of people who want to make the world a better place.

Team

Our team: professionals who care and who look after the needs of people with reduced mobility.

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Ghyslain Grondin

Co-owner
Journeyman Lift Mechanic (MPFE)

More than 15 years of experience in mobility aids and over 35 years of experience in industrial mechanics.

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Lyne Parent

Former teacher, wheelchair bound since 2001

16 years of hands-on experience.

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Michel-Henri Goyette

Administrative manager

His experience is matched only by his sensitivity. Structured, but flexible, he manages each file with the most professional rigor.

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Marie-Eve Breton

Executive assitant

Involved in her community, mayor of her village, she shows dynamism and generosity toward our customers.

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Michelle Hivert

Administrative Assistant

More than 20 years of experience in the community working with a vulnerable clientele.

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Christine-Sylvie Grondin

Project Manager and Accountant

More than 20 years of experience in project management and administration. She is always actively involved in the community and in arts circles.

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François Lévesque

Journeyman Lift Mechanic (MPFE)

More than 25 years of experience in the field, previously with Oxybec Médicus.

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Sylvain Lavertu

Journeyman Lift Mechanic (MPFE)

More than 10 years of experience in the field, previously with Ascenseur de l’Estrie.

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Daniel Bernier

Journeyman elevator mechanic

He has over 10 years of experience with elevators.

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Elysabeth Grondin

Elevator mechanic apprentice

She always ready to give a hand!

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Mathieu Lamontagne

Storekeeper and heavy equipment mechanic

Versatile, he also cares for the maintenance of our vehicules.