The Disparu Committee was a committee created by Quebec separatists after the Quebec referendum of 2006. It was named after the French word for "disappeared" (disparu), since its goal was to make Quebec disappear from the map of Canada. Its goal at first was to gain the support of the majority in Quebec to the "Yes" side, and later to establish the governance and structure of the new nation. Although the Committee did not have a leader officially, most people consider Caitlin Darach as the its leader and chairwoman due to her central role in its operation. Prior to the fall of Disparu, members of the Committee usually had political clouts in Disparuean politics. Nowadays, members of the Committee have begun to distance themselves away from the organization due to the controversies surrounding it.