Mélanie Perroux

Director, Proche aidance Québec

Caregivers, Family Carers, Home Care, Healthcare System, Health Outcomes of Caregivers, Paid Leave for Caregivers, Palliative Care, End of Life



Mélanie Perroux is the Director of Proche aidance Québec. She works with healthcare leaders, government, media, and non-profit regarding the recognition, the exhaustion, and the impoverishment of caregivers. She launches the idea of the Observatory of Caregiving to improve the availability of comprehensive data on all type of caregivers as well as to improve the synergy between the researchers, the decision makers, and community organizations.

She was previously the general coordinator of the Regroupement des Aidants Naturels du Québec (RANQ), the Head of the Research Unit at the University of Montreal Public Health Research Institute (IRSPUM), as well as the University of Montreal Faculty of Nursing. She coordinates several research projects on the organization of healthcare systems in Canada: for example, regarding the physicians’ compensation and to interprofessional collaboration models applied to the primary health system.


  • Caregivers
  • Family Carers
  • Home Care
  • Healthcare System
  • Health Outcomes of Caregivers
  • Paid Leave for Caregivers
  • Palliative Care
  • End of Life Care
  • End of Life


  • University of Lorraine (France)
    Public Health
    M.Sc, 2012