Montreal Community Board in action
Our Montreal Community Board has donated $10.5 million since 2005 to 759 grassroots projects, charities and organizations.
Sophie Reis (Chair)
Speaker and author, Strategic development & Innovation consultant
Sophie Reis has more than 20 years of experience in brand management, strategic alliances, public relations, advertising and business development for major brands both on the client side and in agencies.
After working some 12 years in the high-performance telecommunications sector, her spirit of innovation inspired her to take the plunge and put her expertise at the service of local entrepreneurs and organizations. In 2016, she co-founded a non-profit organization that specializes in crowdfunding, La Ruche Montreal which has since become an economic development tool recognized by the Government du Quebec and major private partners.
In 2016, Sophie created the first Quebec reference site for traveling parents, bbjetlag.com. Her book Le Guide des parents voyageurs : s'inspirer, s'informer, s'équiper - 0 à 12 ans (Trécarré, 2018 – republished 2024) became a bestseller in Canada and Europe. After overcoming breast cancer, mobilizing more than 100 doctors, researchers and specialists, she launched her book Un cancer en cadeau : apprendre, comprendre et s'outiller pour agir (Trécarré, 2023) which has become the most complete reference guide to understand and take part in the action.
Speaker (adn-conferenciers.com), trainer and a consultant in innovation, communications and business development, she now shares her story of resilience.
Sophie is Vice-president, Board of directors of gardetescheveux.org, a patient ambassador for Fondation du CHUM and a member of University of Montreal’s major fundraiser’s Campaign cabinet.
Vice President, Products, TELUS and President, GoCo
Director, Sales and Business Development, Enterprise, TELUS
Catherine Biron, CHRP, Partner, Langlois Lawyers, LLP
Director, Digital Experience and Content Strategy, Workleap
Senior Community Investment Manager, TELUS
Director of Creating, Knowing and Sharing Program, Arts Granting, Canada Council for the Arts
Chief Executive Officer, Founder, MAGNET
Vice President, Service Excellence, TELUS
Senior Manager, Commercial Credit, TD Commercial Banking
TELUS retiree, TELUS Montreal Community Ambassador President
Senior Legal Counsel, TELUS Legal Services (Board Secretary)
Director, Black Entrepreneurs, Futurpreneur