Montreal Community Board in action
Our Montreal Community Board has donated $9.9 million since 2005 to 721 grassroots projects, charities and organizations.
How we made a difference in 2021
Sophie Reis (Chair)
Executive Director for Innovation at La Ruche and co-founder of La Ruche Montréal. Founder, BB Jetlag and Un cancer en cadeau
Sophie Reis has over 20 years’ experience in brand management, sponsorships and partnerships, public relations and advertising for major brands on both the client and agency sides. After working for over 12 years in the high-powered telecommunications industry, her innovative spirit inspired her to strike out on her own and put her expertise to work for entrepreneurs and organizations. She co-founded the Montreal branch of crowdfunding platform La Ruche in 2016, and has served since then as Executive Director for Innovation.
Having visited nearly 50 countries around the world on more than one occasion, Sophie combined her passion for travel and communications with her love for family and entrepreneurship to create Quebec’s first reference site for travelling parents, bbjetlag.com, in 2016. Her book Le Guide des parents voyageurs : s'inspirer, s'équiper, s'équiper - 0 à 12 ans was published in 2018 by Éditions Trécarré.
After overcoming breast cancer, she launched the platform uncancerencadeau.com in 2021. Its mission is to inspire, support and empower other people with cancer and their loved ones to take charge of their situation as much as possible in order to face this challenge with greater inner peace and vitality.
François Gratton (Vice Chair)
Chair of the Boards of TELUS Health and TELUS Agriculture
Catherine Biron, CHRP, Partner, Langlois Lawyers, LLP
President & CEO, COGIR Real Estate
Frédérick J. Fortin
Director, Digital Experience and Content Strategy, GSoft
Jacques Garceau, Ing, MBA
Senior Community Investment Manager, TELUS
Vice-President, Business Partner, People and Culture, TELUS
Director of Creating, Knowing and Sharing Program, Arts Granting, Canada Council for the Arts
Senior Manager, Commercial Credit, TD Commercial Banking
Senior Legal Counsel, TELUS Legal Services (Board Secretary)
Vice President, Business Development and Marketing, TELUS Health and Virtual Care
President, Sprint Management and Speaker
Business Manager, TELUS Health and Payment Solutions and President, TELUS Community Ambassador Club