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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.

1982
🏙 Previously located in Downtown Montreal on Ste-Catherine Street, the head office moves to Berri Street in the Plateau-Mount-Royal, where it will remain for the next 33 years.
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.
Currently
😃 Our agency employs approximately 15 people and offers services to over 1,600 youths every year. 

Annual Report

2018-2019
2017-2018
2016 - 2017
2015 - 2016
2016 - 2017

Download our 2016 Annual Report

2015 - 2016

Download our 2015 Annual Report

Staff

Administrative Members

Maxime Bergeron Laurencelle Executive Director
Mélanie Blanchette Program Director
Émilie Bourbeau Funding and Event Coordinator
Mathilde Van Branteghem Research and Programs Innovation Coordinator
Angela Ripolo Research and program innovation coordinator
Sylvain Chaleteix Marketing and Communications Director
Nay Maalouf Communications Assistant
Lyne Charron Administrative Assistant

Mentoring Coordinators

Crystal Alexander Mentoring Coordinator
Étienne Grondin Mentoring Coordinator
France Chaput Mentoring Coordinator
Laurent Lapalme Mentoring Coordinator
Omar Mustafa Mentoring Coordinator
Veronique Belanger Mentoring Coordinator

Board of Directors

Julie_Goudreault-Martel

PRESIDENT

Julie Gaudreault-Martel

BCF Business Law

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

Royal Bank of Canada

Josée-Desrosiers

ADMINISTRATOR

Josée Desrosiers

Lowe’s Canada

ADMINISTRATOR

Marc-André Thibault

Keurig Canada

ADMINISTRATOR

Natalie Fortin

Deloitte

Patrice-Belmonte

ADMINISTRATOR

Patrice Belmonte

Irdeto

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