About Us

Get to know our history and how our movement has been helping children for over a century! Get acquainted with the members of our Board of Directors and our agency’s team. Finally, track our yearly accomplishments thanks to our annual reports.

Our history in Greater Montreal

1903

The movement starts in the United-States.

1913

 The movement begins in Canada.

1975

The Greater Montreal agency is founded. Back then, the agency only provided matches for boys.

1980

The Greater Montreal agency starts offering matches for girls through the Big Sister program. The same year, it becomes affiliated with United Way.

1985
On April 18th, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Montreal celebrates their 10th anniversary with a Charity Diner at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel. The large-scale event welcomes several high-profile personalities, including then-mayor Jean Drapeau, Guy Lafleur, Sylvie Bernier, Jean-Pierre Ferland and, finally, the Prime Minister of Canada, Pierre-Eliott Trudeau.
1989

 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Montreal partners with the Prometheus Project and merges in 1992. The In-School mentoring program still exists today and matches close to 150 children every year, in over 25 partner schools.

1998
The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Montreal Foundation is created to help finance the agency’s development.
2013
The national Big Brothers Big Sisters movement celebrates 100 years in Canada. Over 33,000 children and teens have been helped since the inception of the movement.
2015
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Montreal moves into new facilities in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve area. The fresh start allows the team to update and upgrade their services.
2019
Big Brothers Big Sisters is reinventing itself and adopting a new look. We have adopted a cooler style, a new image and a new approach.
Currently
Our agency employs approximately 15 people and offers services to over 1,600 youths every year. 

Staff

Administrative Members

Maxime Bergeron Laurencelle Executive Director
Marine Papin Deputy Executive Director
Sylvain Chaleteix Marketing and Communications Director
Émilie Bourbeau Funding and Event Coordinator
Mathilde Van Branteghem Clinical Programs Coordinator
Angela Ripolo Coordinator of Research and Program Innovation
Catherine Desrochers Financing Officer
Lyne Charron Administrative Assistant

Mentoring Coordinators

Crystal Alexander Mentoring Coordinator
Guillaume Tremblay Mentoring Coordinator
France Chaput Mentoring Coordinator
Mollie Arsenault Mentoring Coordinator
Omar Mustafa Mentoring Coordinator
Veronique Belanger Mentoring Coordinator
Vincent Davis Mentoring Coordinator
Zoe Jacques Mentoring Coordinator

Board of Directors

PRESIDENT

Marc-André Thibault

Keurig Canada

Jean-Philippe_Lejeune

VICE-PRESIDENT

Jean-Philippe Lejeune

Pratt & Whitney Canada

Elie_Daher

SECRETARY

Elie Daher

Seed2Growth

TREASURER

Matthew Kirby Smith

AON3D

Adrian-J.-Ebsary

ADMINISTRATOR

Adrian J. Ebsary

AON3D

Andrée-Anne-Gauthier

ADMINISTRATOR

Andrée-Anne Gauthier

CN

Caroline-Leduc

ADMINISTRATOR

Caroline Leduc

Desjardins

Janothan-Joseph_Michael

ADMINISTRATOR

Janothan-Joseph Michael

Bank of Montreal

Josée-Desrosiers

ADMINISTRATOR

Josée Desrosiers

Lowe’s Canada

Julie_Goudreault-Martel

ADMINISTRATOR

Julie Gaudreault-Martel

BCF Business Law

ADMINISTRATOR

Natalie Fortin

Deloitte

Patrice-Belmonte

ADMINISTRATOR

Patrice Belmonte

Irdeto

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