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: 

Our projects have earned us:

  • Ashoka Lifelong Fellowship
  • 2016: Prix Inspiration by Fondation Québec Jeunes
  • 2011: “Coup de cœur” Award from UQAM School of Management
  • 2009: YMCA Peace Medal 
  • 2008: Women’s Entrepreneurship Challenge

Team

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

François-Xavier Michaux    Co-founder and Executive Co-Director • #101
Nadia Duguay    Co-founder and Fellow CKX• 
 
— Programs and projects
Dorothée de Collasson    Program Director • #109
Jani Greffe Bélanger    Indigenous project manager • #108
Emma Tilquin    Project Manager  • #112
Beryl Brou  Project manager • #112
Tiphaine Barailler  Project manager • #112
Marion C. Project Officer and volunteer main contact • #114
Iman Hammar. Project Officer • #114
 
 Social Innovation Lab
Maxime Goulet-Langlois    Research and Transfert Manager • #107
William-J. Beauchemin    Social innovation Lab Manager 
Sandrine Le Tacon    Projects Manager • #110            
Marie Lefebvre    Research Officer
 
— Partnerships
Tiffanie Guffroy    Deputy Director and Partnership Director  • #103
Noémie Maignien  Partnership Coordinator • #104
 
— Communications
Mailis Burgaud    Communications Director • # 105
Robin Béninca  Communications Officer
 
— Administration 
Geneviève Morais    Office Manager • #100
Indira Brigida Guimaraes  Accounting
 
 
 Facilitators in the field
  • Alessia de Salis
  • Batone Néto
  • Bianca Laliberté
  • Bruno Gagnon
  • Daniel Blémur
  • Dorothée De Collasson 
  • Frédéric Peloquin
  • Isabelle Anguita
  • James Galwey
  • Jani Bellefleur-Kaltush
  • 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
 

Lourdes Rodriguez del Barrio • Administrator
Professor - École de Travail social de l’Université de Montréal

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 
 

Ricardo Lamour • Administrator
Founder - Bout du Monde
Emrical

Audit Committee

François-Xavier Michaux

Antoine Roy-Larouche

Christian Sénéchal

                                               

Governance and Ethics Committee

François-Xavier Michaux

Gabriel Marchand

Danielle Poulin

Christian Sénéchal

 

Indigenous Advisory Committee

Jani Bellefleur-Kaltush

Yann Allard-Tremblay

Joël Basile

Nadia Duguay

FX Michaux

          

Natasha est bénévole avec nous depuis quelques mois: découvrez une nouvelle corde à notre arc de graphisme.

Un témoignage de Marion C., Agente de projets à Exeko

C’est avec enthousiasme que nous annonçons aujourd’hui que notre cofondatrice, Nadia Duguay, se consacrera pour les deux prochaines années à des...

Un témoignage de Beryl Brou, chargée de projet à Exeko

 

  • « 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