The team of the Québec Religious Heritage Council offers consulting services for projects to restore historic religious buildings, movable property, and organs that are eligible for funding. In addition, our team has taken part in organizing several joint local, regional, and provincial activities, and has an ongoing program to monitor changes in place of worship use.

Jocelyn Groulx


Jocelyn Groulx has been director of the  Québec Religious Heritage Council since 2000. He earned a bachelor's degree in architecture at Université Laval, a master's in management, with an option in built environment conservation at the Université de Montréal and an MBA in real estate at UQAM. From 1994 to 2000, he was project manager for the Centre of intervention for the revitalization of neighbourhoods (now Convercité) where he helped create several urban revitalization projects. He has worked for over twenty years in the field of heritage conservation.

Email: jgroulx at patrimoine-religieux dot qc dot ca
(514) 931-4701 extention 225

Hélène Petit

Assistant Director

After graduating from CEGEP of Maisonneuve in 1995, Hélène started working for the Québec Religious Heritage Council in November 1996. She had the privilege of witnessing its rapid early development, whose mission is to support and promote the conservation and enhancement of Quebec’s religious heritage.

Now, after 18 years of working for the Québec Religious Heritage Council, Hélène holds the position of Assistant Director. She handles customer service and administration of grants to numerous recipients. In recent years, the Religious Heritage Fund has also been part of her administrative responsibilities.

Email: hpetit at patrimoine-religieux dot qc dot ca
(514) 931-4701 extension 221


Denis Boucher

Cultural Heritage Advisor

Denis Boucher oversees management of financial assistance and design approvals for building restoration projects. He accompanies regional round tables in the management of funding applications and coordinates various research projects, publications, and events about Quebec religious heritage, including the Forum on Religious Heritage, the Awards of Excellence, and a series of books L'état du patrimoine religieux.

Denis Boucher has been working in cultural heritage for over 20 years as an expert, teacher, communicator, and manager. A historian by training, he has held various municipal positions, including positions for the City of Quebec and the Town of Rivière-du-Loup, where he developed and implemented the first heritage policy in Quebec. He taught heritage management at UQAR and is now teaching it at the design school of UQAM. He was appointed to the Québec Religious Heritage Council in 2012.

Email: dboucher at patrimoine-religieux dot qc dot ca
(514) 931-4701 extension 224

Johanne Picard

Johanne Picard

Project Leader

Johanne Picard manages the content on the various platforms of the Québec Religious Heritage Council. She supports the regional round tables and both Works of art and Pipe organs committees in managing the requests for financial assistance for restoration projects. She participates in the Religious Archives Committee's activities, and also oversees special projects, such as the organization of seminars and the publication of documents on Quebec's religious heritage.

Graduated from Université de Montréal in Art History (bachelor's and master's degrees), Johanne Picard holds a diploma from Université Laval in local and regional cultural development and from UQAM’s short program in teaching higher education. In 2003-2004, she participated in the inventory and evaluation of Quebec's places of worship in the Montérégie Administrative Region. From 2005 to 2008, she worked as Cultural Development Officer at the MRC du Haut-Saint-Laurent and subsequently, she was in charge of cultural activities at Maison Saint-Gabriel, Museum and Historic Site. She joined the Québec Religious Heritage Council in May 2015.

Email: jpicard at patrimoine-religieux dot qc dot ca
(514) 931-4701 extension 222