LCI Education Network
“Great role models for future adults. My students were very interested and attentive. Thank you for sharing your lives and making yourself vulnerable for the education of young people”
High school teacher
“It fills me with hope for the future and makes me think that this workshop answered a need that should never be underestimated.”
Very touching life stories filled with humanity. The workshop broke a big taboo in my class. Bravo!
High school teacher
“ Knowing that teachers are writing to to tell us that they are counting on us to open their students minds and educate them is a great motivation for me to carry on as fundraising president ”
Fundraising campaign president - GRIS-Montréal
Teachers often tell us that our workshops positively transform the lives of all the youth in the classroom, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity
Discover the members involved in our campaign team. Thanks to their conviction and their large network, they help us raise a large part of our funds.
LCI Education Network
Since 2014, Claude Marchand is the President and CEO of the LCI Education network. He joined the organization in 2008, as Director of Marketing, and showed continuous commitment to LCI Education’s vision of growth through numerous acquisitions and successful partnerships with the primary mission of connecting people to opportunity through high-quality education. With now over 3,000 people in the organization as well as thousands of students who graduate from local and international campuses yearly, Claude envisions the LCI Education to become the leader in private education around the world.
Cabinet juridique St. Lawrence
Maxime Gagne is a founding partner of St. Lawrence Law Firm, one of Canada's leading entertainment, technology and intellectual property law firms. Prior to founding St. Lawrence, Maxime practiced law at two major firms, Heenan Blaikie and Stikeman Elliott. Outside of his law practice, Maxime has volunteered for a number of organizations and initiatives that reflect his values and interests. It is in this capacity that he joins the GRIS-Montreal 2021-2022 campaign cabinet with great enthusiasm.
President and CEO of Bus.com, Maxie Lafleur has extensive experience in digital, growth, business transformation, mergers and acquisitions and business development, both in Canada and abroad. Ms. Lafleur previously held several management positions within CAE, including Chief Financial Officer of the Civil Aviation Training ab initio division and Manager of Strategic Partnerships for the Civil Aviation Training Solutions division. An accountant by training, she began her career with KPMG. She happily joins the GRIS-Montreal 2021-2022 campaign cabinet as she strongly believes in the importance of demystifying sexual orientations and gender identities.
Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
Gautier is a Senior Manager in the Turnaround and Insolvency Group at RCGT in Montreal. Specialized in the accompaniment of companies in difficulty, he enjoys challenges and knowing that he is making a difference in his community. Member of the Board of Directors of the Joseph-François Perrault Music School Foundation and involved in the United World College movement, he is convinced that education is the key to making our world a better place. As Nelson Mandela said, "None of us, acting alone, can achieve success". With GRIS, we aim to eliminate prejudices one by one, taking one step at a time, one donation at a time.
Intact Financial Corporation
It is with great pride that I join GRIS-Montreal's fundraising campaign so that people of diverse sexual and gender backgrounds can live openly and authentically in all areas of their lives. This process of openness begins in the schools, one GRIS-Montreal intervention at a time, thanks to your donations.
Participating in classroom interventions since 2012, I have been able to see the difference that each encounter can have in the lives of young people, regardless of their orientation or gender identity, by demystifying an often taboo subject and putting a face and experience on our reality. I have also been able to see, over the years, the changes in society's mentality and the work we still have to do. It is a privilege for me to join, for an eleventh year, a team of men and women committed to making a difference in the fight against homophobia, transphobia, intolerance and ignorance that still exist. I invite you to generously support us.