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.

You can consult the Exeko's Ethical Code.

We are member of:

And a signatory of: 

  • Montréal engagée pour la culture (Ville de Montréal)

Our projects have earned us:

  • Ashoka Lifelong Fellowship
  • 2016: Prix Inspiration by Fondation Québec Jeunes

Team

A dynamic team turned
to the same goal: social transformation

— General Co-coordination

Tiffanie Guffroy  General Co-coordinator

William-J. Beauchemin  General Co-coordinator

 
— Programs and projects 
Anne Loranger-King Program Manager - Indigenous communities
Emily Laliberté  Program Manager - Ville inclusive
Jose Fuca Program Manager - Indigenous communities
Jules Laurent-Allard Project Manager - NCEP
Tiphaine Barrailler Program Manager - Ville inclusive
 
 Social Innovation Lab / Social R&D
Ducakis Desinat Coordination of laboratories and research
 
— Partnerships
Tiffanie Guffroy    General Co-coordinator
Sophie Girondin  Partnership and communications Manager
 
— Communications
Mailis Burgaud    Communications Manager
Elise Poirey, Communications and project officer
Stéphie-Rose Nyot Nyot, Communications and project officer
 
— Administration 
Alison Read Human Resource Manager
Nathalie Vendruscolo  Accounting and finance Manager
Tammy Laroche Méthot, Human Resource and Logistic Agente
 
 Facilitators in the field
  • Alessia de Salis
  • Alison Read
  • Anne Cloutier
  • Anne Florentiny
  • Ariella Orbach
  • Batone Néto
  • Carolina Chmielewski
  • Ducakis Desinat
  • David Touchette
  • Emily Laliberté
  • Frédéric Peloquin
  • Isabelle Anguita
  • James Galwey
  • Jani Bellefleur-Kaltush
  • Janie Dolan-Cake
  • Jani Greffe-Bélanger
  • Jean-Bruno Chartrand
  • Jean-Michel Morin
  • Jose Fuca
  • Jules Laurent-Allard
  • Katherine Lapalme
  • Kena Molina
  • Lydia Risi
  • Marie-Paule Grimaldi
  • Maya Laoufi
  • Simon Chalifoux
  • Tiphaine Barrailler
  • Valérie Richard
  • William-J Beauchemin

... and our volunteers!

 

 

Board of Directors

Biography  
Lourdes Rodriguez del Barrio • President
Professor - École de Travail social de l’Université de Montréal
 
Danielle Poulin • Co-President
Expert-Advisor in Philanthropic Management - Caméo Consultation
 
François-Xavier Michaux • Secretary
Co-founder - Exeko
Executive Director - Exeko
 
Dinah Morency • Administor
Direction de l'expertise et du recouvrement international, Revenu Québec
 
Jeanne-Marie Rugira • Administror
Professor - Département de Psychosociologie et Travail Social, UQAM
 
Maitée Labrecques Saganash • Administrator
Research assistant & Communication - Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay
Columnist - The Nation Magazin + Métro Montreal Newspaper

Mélanie Valcin • Administrator
Regional Director - Quebec, Nunavut and Atlantic Canada - Frontier College

Nadia Duguay • Administrator
Co-founder - Exeko
Fellow -  Ashoka
Fellow - CKX
Member of the Executive Committee at CCUNESCO
 
Ricardo Lamour • Administrator
Founder - Bout du Monde
Territorial partnerships advisor - Montréal City, 
Bureau d'intégration des nouveaux arrivants à Montréal  
Emrica

Sara Lyons • Administrator
Vice-President, Strategic initiatives - Community Foundations of Canada

Tonia Di Guglielmo • Administrator
Executive Director, APSAM, Association paritaire pour la santé et la sécurité du travail, secteur Affaires municipales

Yann Allard-Tremblay • Administrator
Assistant Professor - Political Science Department, McGill University

 

 

Audit Committee

Dibah Morency

François-Xavier Michaux

Mélanie Valcin

Tonia Di Guglielmo

Governance and Ethics Committee

François-Xavier Michaux

Danielle Poulin

Lourdes Rodriguez del Barrio

 

Resonance et development Committee

Lourdes Rodriguez Del Barrio

Nadia Duguay

Maitée Labrecques Saganash

Mélanie Valcin

Sara Lyons

Ricardo Lamour

 

     

Ce poste assume les responsabilités de la structure administrative (comptabilité, finances, financement, TI, RH et communications) et soutient les...

La mission principale est d'assurer le développement, la planification, le déploiement et le suivi de projets et activités d’Exeko sous ta...

Un.e stratège du milieu philanthropique et de financement québécois et canadien qui met en place et développe des plans, des processus et des...

Dans ce rôle, ta mission principale est de veiller sur la saine gestion des processus entourant les ressources humaines (appelées richesses...

  • « 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