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 :
We were the first non-profit organization in Quebec to install outdoor donations bins for clothing and household items collection.
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.
We started the home pickup service.
Our Foundation has been recognized by the Canada Revenue Agency as a charitable organization.
Opening of our first clothing and household items Donation Center la Collecte located at 95 de Gaulle Boulevard in Lorraine.
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.
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:
Board of Directors
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.