About Us

Équipe

Since 2006, we have been using creativity (art and philosophy) for the social inclusion of people who experience(d) or are at risk of exclusion. We acknowledge above all everyone’s potential to think, analyze, act, create and be a stakeholder of society: we presume equality of intelligences.

We use both practical approaches of intellectual and cultural mediation, and systemic approaches inspired from social innovation, as motors of social transformation, to act positively on society, individually and collectively: intellectual emancipation, prevention of exclusion (homelessness, crime, suicide, drug addiction), citizen and cultural participation, inter-recognition, identity reinforcement, etc.

We are member of:

And a signatory of: 

Our projects have earned us:

  • Ashoka Lifelong Fellowship
  • 2011: “Coup de cœur” Award from UQAM School of Management
  • 2009: YMCA Peace Medal 
  • 2008: Women’s Entrepreneurship Challenge
 

Annual Report 2016 (July 2017)
Annual Report 2015 (June 2016)

Team

A young and dynamic team turned
to the same goal: social transformation

Nadia Duguay    Co-founder and Executive Co-Director • #102
François-Xavier Michaux    Co-founder and Executive Co-Director • #101
 
— Administration 
Geneviève Morais    Office Manager • #100
 
 Research and Development
Maxime Goulet-Langlois    Research and Transfert Manager #107
William-J. Beauchemin  Social innovation Labs Manager             
 
Wissam Yassine Project Manager - Social Innovation Labs
Sabrina Moreau  Social designer
 
— Partnerships
Tiffanie Guffroy  Partnership Manager
Marie Lefebvre  Partnership Officer 
Noémie Maignien  Partnership Coordinator • #104
 
— Communications
Marie Tilbe Communications Manager • #105
Mailis Burgaud    Communications Manager • #105
Alexis Penaud  Communications Officer • #106
 
— Programs and projects
Dorothée de Collasson    Project Manager • #109
Chloé Barrette-Bennington   Inter-project logistic Coordinator
Béryl Brou  Project Officer and volunteer main contact• #114
Sandrine Le Tacon    Cultural projects Manager • #110
Jani Greffe Bélanger  Indigenous project manager • #108
Thomas Taloté  Project Officer
 Facilitators in the field
  • Alessia de Salis
  • Alexandra Pronovost
  • Batone Néto
  • Bianca Laliberté
  • Bruno Gagnon
  • Claude Chapleau Champagne
  • Cyril Assathiany
  • Daniel Blémur
  • Dorothée De Collasson 
  • Frédéric Peloquin
  • Isabelle Anguita
  • James Galwey
  • Jani Greffe Bélanger 
  • Josiane Proteau
  • Kena Molina
  • Marie-Christine Simoneau
  • Marie-Paule Grimaldi
  • Mathieu Riel
  • Maxime Goulet-Langlois
  • Nadia Duguay
  • Renaud Santerre-Crète
  • Simon Chalifoux
  • Tiphaine Barrailler
  • William-J Beauchemin

... and our 110 volunteers!

 

 

Board of Directors

Biograpy

Nadine St-Louis • Administrator
Founder and Executive Director
Les Productions Feux Sacrés & Espace Culturel Ashukan
 
Nadia Duguay • Administrator
Co-founder and Executive Co-Director - Exeko
Fellow -  Ashoka
Member of the Executive Committee at CCUNESCO
 
Gabriel Marchand • President
Lawyer
Advisor for Organizational Development and Management
François-Xavier Michaux • Secretary
Co-founder - Exeko
Executive Co-Director - Exeko
 
Danielle Poulin • Administrator
Expert-Advisor in Philanthropic Management- Caméo Consultation
 
Antoine Roy-Larouche • Treasurer
Director of Collaborative Experiences - C2MTL
 
Christian Sénéchal • Administrator
Director, National Centre for Dance Therapy, 
Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal 

          
 

                    


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  • « By engaging with people on a deep level, we see Exeko reinvigorating individual spirit to rebuild society in a new way. Exeko's work is not about small projects, but about achieving full social inclusion at a systemic level. [...] we believe that Exeko will reach a level of systemic impact with Quebec, Canada and the world within 5-10 years. »

    Elisha Muskat, Executive Director, Ashoka Canada

  • « Its goal? To develop reasoning, critical thinking, logic, and increase citizen participation of these marginalized groups. »

    Caroline Monpetit, Le Devoir (free translation)

  • «  I write my thoughts in my head, not on paper, and my thought is not lost. »

    Participant @PACQ

  • « Why use paper when it is as beautiful as this? »

    One of the co-creator for Métissage Urbain

  • « I Have my own identity ! »

    Putulik, Inuit participant, Métissage Urbain

  • « It is terrible for a society to ignore people with such talent! »

    Hélène-Elise Blais, les Muses about ART and ID projects

  • « Art has the advantage to make people talk about abilities rather than limitations, when confronted with an intellectual disability.  »

    Delphine Ragon, Community Programs Manager, Les Compagnons de Montréal

  • « Over the past few years, we have been seeing more and more high quality productions by people with an intellectual disability who truly are artists.  »

    Julie Laloire @AMDI

  • « Exeko implements creative solutions to several problematic, gives a voice to those we don't hear and hope to the underprivileged. »

    Bulletin des YMCA

  • « Its goal? To develop reasoning, critical thinking, logic, and increase citizen participation of these marginalized groups. »

    Caroline Monpetit, Le Devoir (free translation)

  • « ...empowering the children, and giving them confidence »

    APTN National News

  • « It’s a great program for children to learn about their traditions and to increase their interaction with Elders in the community. »

    Erika Eagle, Social Development Assistant with Waswanipi Brighter Future

  • « We are not higher, we are not lower, we are equal. »

    Simeoni, participant idAction Mobile

  • « Receving is good, but giving is better »

    Participant idAction@Kanesatake

  • « They're both people. We're not looking enough after people with problems, and mostly with mental health issues. Then we would have more people able to work. »

    Participant, idAction@Accueil Bonneau

  • « What better way to strengthen intergenerational ties? [...] A meeting between peers, a place for expression, learning and recovery »

    Chantal Potvin, reporter at Innuvelle

  • «  I don't know everything, but while reading it, it always bring me one step closer »

    A participant, idAction Mobile

  • «  By engaging with people on a deep level, we see Exeko reinvigorating individual spirit to rebuild society in a new way. Exeko's work is not about small projects, but about achieving full social inclusion at a systemic level. [...] we believe that Exeko will reach a level of systemic impact with Quebec, Canada and the world within 5-10 years. »

    Elisha Muskat, Executive Director, Ashoka Canada

  • «  ...empowering the children, and giving them confidence »

    APTN National News

  • «  I was completely alone today, thanks for talking to me »

    Elie, participant @idAction Mobile

  • «  They're both people. We're not looking enough after people with problems, and mostly with mental health issues. Then we would have more people able to work. »

    Participant, idAction@Accueil Bonneau

  • «  Today, the power acquired through knowledge is more far-reaching than knowledge itself. »

    André Frossard

  • « By engaging with people on a deep level, we see Exeko reinvigorating individual spirit to rebuild society in a new way. Exeko's work is not about small projects, but about achieving full social inclusion at a systemic level. [...] we believe that Exeko will reach a level of systemic impact with Quebec, Canada and the world within 5-10 years. »

    Elisha Muskat, Executive Director, Ashoka Canada

  • « Exeko implements creative solutions to several problematic, gives a voice to those we don't hear and hope to the underprivileged. »

    Bulletin des YMCA

  • « Over the past few years, we have been seeing more and more high quality productions by people with an intellectual disability who truly are artists.  »

    Julie Laloire @AMDI

  • « Art has the advantage to make people talk about abilities rather than limitations, when confronted with an intellectual disability.  »

    Delphine Ragon, Community Programs Manager, Les Compagnons de Montréal

  • « It is terrible for a society to ignore people with such talent! »

    Hélène-Elise Blais, les Muses about ART and ID projects

  • « I Have my own identity ! »

    Putulik, Inuit participant, Métissage Urbain

  • « Why use paper when it is as beautiful as this? »

    One of the co-creator for Métissage Urbain

  • « I write my thoughts in my head, not on paper, and my thought is not lost. »

    Participant @PACQ

  • « Its goal? To develop reasoning, critical thinking, logic, and increase citizen participation of these marginalized groups. »

    Caroline Monpetit, Le Devoir (free translation)

  • « Its goal? To develop reasoning, critical thinking, logic, and increase citizen participation of these marginalized groups. »

    Caroline Monpetit, Le Devoir (free translation)

  • « Today, the power acquired through knowledge is more far-reaching than knowledge itself. »

    André Frossard

  • « They're both people. We're not looking enough after people with problems, and mostly with mental health issues. Then we would have more people able to work. »

    Participant, idAction@Accueil Bonneau

  • « They're both people. We're not looking enough after people with problems, and mostly with mental health issues. Then we would have more people able to work. »

    Participant, idAction@Accueil Bonneau

  • « We are not higher, we are not lower, we are equal. »

    Simeoni, participant idAction Mobile

  • « I was completely alone today, thanks for talking to me »

    Elie, participant @idAction Mobile

  • « Receving is good, but giving is better »

    Participant idAction@Kanesatake

  • « What better way to strengthen intergenerational ties? [...] A meeting between peers, a place for expression, learning and recovery »

    Chantal Potvin, reporter at Innuvelle

  • «  ...empowering the children, and giving them confidence »

    APTN National News

  • « By engaging with people on a deep level, we see Exeko reinvigorating individual spirit to rebuild society in a new way. Exeko's work is not about small projects, but about achieving full social inclusion at a systemic level. [...] we believe that Exeko will reach a level of systemic impact with Quebec, Canada and the world within 5-10 years. »

    Elisha Muskat, Executive Director, Ashoka Canada

  • « It’s a great program for children to learn about their traditions and to increase their interaction with Elders in the community. »

    Erika Eagle, Social Development Assistant with Waswanipi Brighter Future

  • « ...empowering the children, and giving them confidence »

    APTN National News