About Us

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
Jucileide Medeiros    Accounting Officer
 
 Research and Development
Maxime Goulet-Langlois    Research and Transfert Manager • #107
William-J. Beauchemin    Social innovation Lab Manager             
Wissam Yassine  Project Manager - Social Innovation Labs
Marie Lefebvre    Research Officer
 
— Partnerships
Tiffanie Guffroy    Partnership Manager • #103
Marion Mille  Partnership Officer • #103
Noémie Maignien  Partnership Coordinator • #104
 
— Communications
Mailis Burgaud    Communications Manager
Jason Paré  Communications Manager • # 105
Robin Béninca  Communications Officer
 
— Programs and projects
Dorothée de Collasson    Project Manager • #109
Angeline Charron    Project Officer
Emma Tilquin    Project Manager and facilitator contact • #114
Béryl Brou    Project Officer and volunteer main contact • #114
Sandrine Le Tacon    Cultural projects Manager • #110
Jani Greffe Bélanger    Indigenous project manager • #108
 Facilitators in the field
  • Alessia de Salis
  • Alexandra Pronovost
  • Batone Néto
  • Bianca Laliberté
  • Bruno Gagnon
  • Cyril Assathiany
  • Daniel Blémur
  • Dorothée De Collasson 
  • Frédéric Peloquin
  • Isabelle Anguita
  • James Galwey
  • Jani Greffe Bélanger
  • Kena Molina
  • Marie-Paule Grimaldi
  • Mathieu Riel
  • Maxime Goulet-Langlois
  • Nadia Duguay
  • Simon Chalifoux
  • Tiphaine Barrailler
  • William-J Beauchemin

... and our 110 volunteers!

 

 

Board of Directors

Biograpy

Nadine St-Louis • Co-President
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 

          

Texte : Tiphaine Barrailler et Bianca Laliberté
Pour mieux comprendre la démarche derrière la création de l'oeuvre vidéo NUITS, captée dans le cadre...
This year again we are launching the call for proposals for the summer artistic residencies of Métissages Urbains! We hope to be introduced to three...
Cette année encore nous lançons les appels à projets pour les résidences artistiques estivales de Métissages Urbains ! Nous espérons rencontrer trois...

Exeko est un organisme d’innovation sociale, basé à Montréal depuis 2006. Nous utilisons la créativité – l'art et la philosophie – pour l'inclusion...
  • « 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 [email protected]

  • « 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, [email protected] 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, [email protected] 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, [email protected] 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, [email protected] 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 [email protected]

  • « 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