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2021-2022 fundraising campaign

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When prejudice recedes, society advances

In a society more than ever divided by the lack of dialogue and listening, GRIS is going back to the schools to reverse this trend and undo one by one the prejudices related to the realities of LGBT+ people.

To achieve its mission, the organization has set the goal of reaching, with your help, $350,000 in its 2021-2022 campaign.

This year, GRIS-Montreal is pleased to welcome a new president for its fundraising campaign cabinet, Mr. Claude Marchand. President and CEO of LCI Education Group, also known as LaSalle College Group, Claude Marchand has joined GRIS in 2019 as a member of the campaign cabinet. He succeeds François Leclair, vice president of Leclair Group, who has led the cabinet for the past six years.

This work that GRIS does year after year would not be possible without your support. Thank you for helping us build a more open society!

 

Cabinet of Campaign 2021-2022

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.

President

Claude Marchand

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.

 

Maxime Gagné

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.

 

Maxie Lafleur

Bus.com

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.

 

Marc-André Nantais

Jarislowsky Fraser

 

Gautier Péchadre

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.

 

Nicholas Blach

Stikeman Elliott

 

Imen Zitouni

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.

 President emeritus

François Leclair

Groupe Leclair

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.