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Raymond Lemay, is the principal consultant with L-R Lemay Consutants. He was the founding Executive Director of VALORIS pour enfantRay Lemays et adultes de Prescott-Russell / VALORIS for Children and Adults of Prescott-Russell (Plantagenet, ON), a $36 million multi-serviceorganization with over 350 employees. He recently retired from this position. He holds a M.Sc. from Syracuse University. He has authored many articles and books on resilience, normalization, Social Role Valorization (SRV) and management. With Hayat Ghazal he has authored "Looking After Children in Canada, A Practitioner’s Guide" (2007) published by the University of Ottawa Press. In 1999, with Robert J. Flynn, he co-edited the book "A Quarter Century of Normalization and Social Role Valorization: Evolution and Impact." Other publications include “Social Role Valorization (S.R.V.) Insights Into the Social Integration Conundrum” in MentalRetardation (2006); “Deinstitutionalization of people with developmental disabilities: A review of the literature” in the Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health (2009) and “Ourperverse reliance on prescribed standardized processes as proxies for quality in OntarioChildren's Aid Societies: Towards the establishment of direct service and outcomesstandards” published in the Children and Youth Services Review (2011). He has published inthe SRV Journal a number of articles and reviews including recently "Implementing Social RoleValorization theory–It is not about changing the world" (2013), and “Resetting the mindset bychoosing “theories” that help rather than harm” (2015). Recently, he led a VALORIS initiativeto develop a brief outcomes measurement tool ("Evaluating the Quality of Life Conditions andExperiences" [QLCE] – 2nd revised edition).Raymond Lemay teaches and writes about SRV and related issues in English and in French,and he has spoken at conferences and provided training all over Canada and the U.S.A., andin Australia, Belgium, Croatia, France, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.Ray is the former Executive Director of Valoris for children and adults, a multi service agency in Plantagenet, ON, and the Valor Istitute. On January 1st 2015 he retired and launched L-R Lemay Consulting from which he provides SRV-related and inspired traning events and consulting. Ray is particulary interested in issues of systems performance, governance, management, outcomes and evaluation, and how these may help or hinder SRV implementation.  He has published extensively about SRV and other themes, and is also interested in making links between SRV and other social science areas of endeavour : role theory, expctancy theory, resilience, strength based approaches and positive psychology.

Raymond teaches in French and English, and is fully accredited by the North American SRV Council.

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L-R Lemay Consulting
2882 Tresa Crt
Ottawa ON CanadK1T2H1
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