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

Marine Papin interim Executive Director
Sylvain Chaleteix Marketing and Communications Director
Angela Ripolo Clinical Programs Coordinator
Francois Fritsch Fundraising and Event Coordinator
Lyne Charron Administrative Assistant

Mentoring Coordinators

Anaïs Légal-Ferrer Mentoring Coordinator
Christine Langlois Mentor Recruitement Coordinator
Crystal Alexander Mentoring Coordinator
Guillaume Tremblay Mentor Recruitement Coordinator
France Chaput Mentoring Coordinator
Marianne Narbey Mentoring Coordinator
Omar Mustafa Mentoring Coordinator
Sophie Madonna Mentoring Coordinator
Veronique Belanger Mentoring Coordinator

Board of Directors

Marc-Andre_Thibault_BBBS Montreal

PRESIDENT

Marc-André Thibault

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Elie Daher Big Brothers Big Sisters of greater Montreal

ADMINISTRATOR – TREASURER

Elie Daher

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Andrée-Anne-Gauthier BBBS Montreal

ADMINISTRATOR– HR

Andrée-Anne Gauthier

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ADMINISTRATOR – Governance

Alain Racine

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ADMINISTRATOR – Governance

Daria Hobeika

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Ghassan Brax BBBS Montreal

ADMINISTRATOR – Governance

Ghassan Brax

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Isabelle Jallifier-Verne - BBBS Montreal

ADMINISTRATOR – IT

Isabelle Jalliffier-Verne

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Niki Murphy - BBBS Montreal

ADMINISTRATOR – HR, MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

Niki Murphy

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Mehdi Ben Aissa Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Montreal

ADMINISTRATOR – Lead Philanthropy

Mehdi Ben Aissa

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Jeremiah Curvers BBBS Greater Montreal

ADMINISTRATOR – Philanthropy

Jeremiah Curvers

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