Mission

La Collecte Foundation, formerly the Big Brothers Big Sisters Foundation, has been supporting youth mentoring for over 20 years through its clothing and household goods recovery activities.

Since its creation in 1998 :

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of clothing is thrown away per year in Quebec
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Royalties paid to Big Brothers Big Sisters

History

1998

We were the first non-profit organization in Quebec to install outdoor donations bins for clothing and household items collection.

2010

We have been innovative in revolutionizing clothing collection through semi-underground donation bins. We went from manual collections to mechanical collections.

In addition, we have developed recognized expertise in logistics and data management.

2014

We started the home pickup service.

Our Foundation has been recognized by the Canada Revenue Agency as a charitable organization.

2020

Opening of our first clothing and household items Donation Center la Collecte located at 95 de Gaulle Boulevard in Lorraine.

2021

The Foundation changed its name and visual identity to underline the expansion of our collection activities with the launch of our very first Deposit Center la Collecte in Rosemont; a reusable residential goods collection center accessible to citizens which will open in August 2021.

Vision

Strengthen our positioning as a leading NPO in the collection of textiles and reusable residential goods in the greater Montreal area, based on innovation and excellent service to citizens.

This video presents some of our activities:

Values

Our collection activities allow textiles a new use. Rather than cluttering up landfills, we choose the reemployment way in addition to support youth mentoring.

Board of Directors

Bertrand Pichette

Position: President
Email: b.pichette@lacollecte.ca

Bertrand has more than 35 years of experience in sales management, transport, distribution and warehousing. My role, like that of all board members, is to ensure that the organization stays true to its mission, that it functions effectively and that it acts in the interests of the parties concerned.

Bertrand Pichette

President

Bertrand has more than 35 years of experience in sales...

Alain Thibaudeau

Position: Vice-president
Email: a.thibeaudeau@lacollecte.ca

Alain has been involved since 1988 in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Montreal movement. He started as big brother of young Jonathan then as a member of the board of directors of the agency.  In 1997, he joined the tenure as managing director, where in 1998 he participated in the founding of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Montreal Foundation.  His involvement continues today with this movement which is so close to his heart as vice-president of la Collecte Foundation.

Alain Thibaudeau

Vice-president

Alain has been involved since 1988 in the Big Brothers...

Alexandra Troubetzkoy

Position: Administrator
Email: a.troubletzkoy@lacollecte.ca

Seasoned communications manager with solid experience in major communications agencies.  Alexandra recommends communication, events, public relations, media / social media and marketing strategies. Her management experience has allowed her to lead communication projects. She founded ‘’le Réseau des femmes d’affaires inspirantes et inspirées ‘’ which promotes professional networking between female executives. She also implemented the V marketing campaign for Mira. She joined the Foundation’s board of directors to oversee the rebranding. Now the Big Brothers Big Sisters Montreal Foundation is called la Collecte Foundation.

Alexandra Troubetzkoy

Administrator

Seasoned communications manager with solid experience in major communications agencies. ...

Cynthia Karen Ward

Cynthia Karen Ward

Position: Administrator
Email: c.ward@lacollecte.ca

Cynthia graduated from the Université de Moncton with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts, major in Psychology. She has been a member of the New Brunswick Bar since 2011 and of the Quebec Bar since 2019. She joined the Foundation’s Board of Directors in 2019.  Having acquired a solid experience in various fields of law, she uses her knowledge to provide information and legal support to the Foundation.

Cynthia Karen Ward

Administrator

Cynthia graduated from the Université de Moncton with a Bachelor...

Johanne Kucey

Position: Administrator
Email: j.kucey@lacollecte.ca

Johanne founded RecrutXL, an HR consulting, interim HR management and recruitment company. She supports her expertise in human resources management and talent acquisition and management to provide solutions to national and international clients. She specializes in HR transformation projects that support the achievement of her clients’ business plans. She has held HR manager positions for various companies. As a member of the board of directors of the la Collecte Foundation, she examines the orientations and strategies in terms of human resources management based on the performance evaluation, succession planning, compensation and general practices.

Johanne Kucey

Administrator

Johanne founded RecrutXL, an HR consulting, interim HR management and...

Team

Jean Laberge

Position: General Manager
Phone: 514-845-7920 poste 223
Email: j.laberge@lacollecte.ca

Jean Laberge

General Manager

Robert Ladouceur

Position: Project and Market Manager
Phone: 514-845-7920 poste 228
Email: r.ladouceur@lacollecte.ca

Robert Ladouceur

Project and Market Manager

Sylvain Simard

Position: Capital Assets Manager
Phone: 514-845-7920 poste 230
Email: s.simar@lacollecte.ca

Sylvain Simard

Capital Assets Manager

Steve Chassé

Position: Operations Manager
Phone: 514-845-7920 poste 237
Email: s.chasse@lacollecte.ca

Steve Chassé

Operations Manager

Priscilla Nadeau

Position: Solicitation Manager
Phone: 514-845-7920 poste 229
Email: p.nadeau@lacollecte.ca

Priscilla Nadeau

Solicitation Manager

Chantal Lemieux

Position: Community affairs Manager
Phone: 514-845-7920 poste 221
Email: c.lemieux@lacollecte.ca

Chantal Lemieux

Community affairs Manager

Jacques Continelli

Position: Residential Affairs Development Manager
Phone: 514-845-7920 poste 231
Email: j.continelli@lacollecte.ca

Jacques Continelli

Residential Affairs Development Manager

Ginette Grzeszczakowski

Position: Marketing Manager
Phone: 514-845-7920 poste 225
Email: ginette.g@lacollecte.ca

Ginette Grzeszczakowski

Marketing Manager

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