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

A dynamic team turned
to the same goal: social transformation

— General Coordination

Sophie Girondin  General Coordinator

William-J. Beauchemin  General Coordinator

 
— Programs and projects 
Emily Laliberté  Program Manager - Ville inclusive
Tiphaine Barrailler Program Manager - Ville inclusive

David Touchette, Coordinator-médiator - idAction Mobile

Anne Brel-Cloutier Coordinator-médiator - First Nations and Inuit 
Marion Obonsawin-Simond Coordinator-médiator - First Nations and Inuit

 
 
 Social Innovation Lab / Social R&D
Christine Chevalier-Caron  Responsable des laboratoires et de la recherche
 
— Partnerships
Simon Paradis    Partnership Manager
Hanieh Ziaei Partnership Manager
 
— Communications
Elise Poirey, Communications and project officer
Nathan Girot Communications agente
 
— Administration 
Tammy Laroche Méthot, Human Resource and Logistic Coordinator
Plem Kijamba, Research and data analysis Agente
 
 Facilitators in the field
  • Anne Brel-Cloutier
  • Batone Néto
  • Carolina Chmielewski
  • David Touchette
  • Dona-Bella Kassab
  • Emily Laliberté
  • Fenyx Florentiny
  • Flora Ndimba
  • Frédéric Peloquin
  • Isabelle Anguita
  • Isabelle Chrétien
  • James Galwey
  • Janie Dolan-Cake
  • Jani Greffe-Bélanger
  • Kathrine Lapalme
  • Kena Molina
  • Kody Crowell
  • Lydia Risi
  • Marion Obonsawin-Simond
  • Maya Laoufi
  • Simon Chalifoux
  • Tiphaine Barrailler
  • Valérie Richard
  • William-J Beauchemin

... and our volunteers!

 

 

Board of Directors

Lourdes Rodriguez del Barrio • President
Professor - École de Travail social de l’Université de Montréal
 
Jeanne-Marie Rugira • Co-President
Professor - Département de Psychosociologie et Travail Social, UQAM
 
Sara Lyons • Treasurer
Vice-President, Strategic initiatives - Community Foundations of Canada
 
François-Xavier Michaux • Secretary
General coordinator, Transition en Commun

Gabriela Molina • Administrator
Researcher and General Secretary of Commission permanente sur la citoyenneté culturelle - Culture Montréal

Jani Bellefleur-Kaltush • Administrator
Filmmaker

 
Danielle Poulin • Administror
Expert-Advisor in Philanthropic Management - Caméo Consultation
 
Maitée Labrecques Saganash • Administrator
Research assistant & Communication - Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay
Columnist - The Nation Magazin + Métro Montreal Newspaper
 
Ricardo Lamour • Administrator
Founder of Bout du Monde
Territorial partnerships advisor - Montréal City, 
Bureau d'intégration des nouveaux arrivants à Montréal  
Emrica

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

Youssef Shoufan • Administrator
Film director, photographer, author, animator and mediator

 

 

Audit Committee

Lourdes Rodriguez del Barrio

Sara Lyons

François-Xavier Michaux

Governance and Ethics Committee

François-Xavier Michaux

Danielle Poulin

Lourdes Rodriguez del Barrio

 

Resonance et development Committee

to complete

 

Other informations

Privacy Officer
If you have any questions about privacy or how we handle your personal information, or to exercise your rights, please contact our Privacy Officer, Sophie Girondin, at [email protected].

 

     

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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