About Us

 

Since 2006, we have been using creativity (art and philosophy) for the social inclusion of people who experience(d) or are at risk of exclusion. We acknowledge above all everyone’s potential to think, analyze, act, create and be a stakeholder of society: we presume equality of intelligences.

We use both practical approaches of intellectual and cultural mediation, and systemic approaches inspired from social innovation, as motors of social transformation, to act positively on society, individually and collectively: intellectual emancipation, prevention of exclusion (homelessness, crime, suicide, drug addiction), citizen and cultural participation, inter-recognition, identity reinforcement, etc.

You can consult the Exeko's Ethical Code.

We are member of:

And a signatory of: 

  • Montréal engagée pour la culture (Ville de Montréal)

Our projects have earned us:

  • Ashoka Lifelong Fellowship
  • 2016: Prix Inspiration by Fondation Québec Jeunes

Team

A young and dynamic team turned
to the same goal: social transformation

François-Xavier Michaux    Co-founder and CEO • #101
 
— Programs and projects
Dorothée de Collasson    Program Manager • #109
Jani Greffe Bélanger    Program Manager • #108
Tiphaine Barailler  Project Manager • #112
Jules Laurent-Allard Program Manager, NCEP
Maude Blanchet-Léger   Project and communication officer
Nellie Soland idAction Mobile officer
 
 Social Innovation Lab / Social R&D
William-J. Beauchemin    Social innovation Lab Manager
Ducakis Desinat Coordination of laboratories and research
 
 Practice developement
Élie Jardon Practice development Manager
 
— Partnerships
Tiffanie Guffroy    Deputy CEO and Partnership Manager  • #103
Sophie Girondin  Partnership and communications Manager
 
— Communications
Mailis Burgaud    Communications Manager • # 105
 
— Administration 
Marc-André Simard Administration Manager
Nathalie Vendruscolo Accounting and finance Manager
 
 
 Facilitators in the field
  • Alessia de Salis
  • Ariella Orbach
  • Batone Néto
  • Cédric Jamet
  • Dorothée De Collasson 
  • Ducakis Desinat
  • Frédéric Peloquin
  • Isabelle Anguita
  • James Galwey
  • Jani Bellefleur-Kaltush
  • Janie Dolan
  • Jani Greffe Bélanger 
  • Jose Fuentes 
  • Katherine Lapalme
  • Kena Molina
  • Marie-Paule Grimaldi
  • Mathieu Riel
  • Thierry Gendron Dugre
  • Tiphaine Barrailler
  • Valérie Richard
  • William-J Beauchemin
  • Jules Laurent-Allard
  • Jean-Bruno Chartrand
  • Jean-Michel Morin

... and our 130 volunteers!

 

 

Board of Directors

Biography  
Lourdes Rodriguez del Barrio • President
Professor - École de Travail social de l’Université de Montréal
 
Danielle Poulin • Co-President
Expert-Advisor in Philanthropic Management - Caméo Consultation
 
François-Xavier Michaux • Secretary
Co-founder - Exeko
Executive Director - Exeko
 
Antoine Roy-Larouche • Treasurer
Producer - Thinkwell Studio Montréal
 
Jeanne-Marie Rugira • Administror
Professor - Département de Psychosociologie et Travail Social, UQAM
 
Maitee Labrecques Saganash • Administrator
Research assistant & Communication - Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay
Columnist - The Nation Magazin + Métro Montreal Newspaper

Mélanie Valcin • Administrator
Regional Director - Quebec, Nunavut and Atlantic Canada - Frontier College

Nadia Duguay • Administrator
Co-founder - Exeko
Fellow -  Ashoka
Fellow - CKX
Member of the Executive Committee at CCUNESCO
 
Ricardo Lamour • Administrator
Founder - Bout du Monde
Territorial partnerships advisor - Montréal City, 
Bureau d'intégration des nouveaux arrivants à Montréal  
Emrica

Sara Lyons • Administrator
Vice-President, Strategic initiatives - Community Foundations of Canada

Yann Allard-Tremblay • Administrator
Assistant Professor - Political Science Department, McGill University

 

Audit Committee

François-Xavier Michaux

Antoine Roy-Larouche

Mélanie Valcin

 

Governance and Ethics Committee

Ricardo Lamour

François-Xavier Michaux

Danielle Poulin

Lourdes Rodriguez del Barrio

 

     

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  • « By engaging with people on a deep level, we see Exeko reinvigorating individual spirit to rebuild society in a new way. Exeko's work is not about small projects, but about achieving full social inclusion at a systemic level. [...] we believe that Exeko will reach a level of systemic impact with Quebec, Canada and the world within 5-10 years. »

    Elisha Muskat, Executive Director, Ashoka Canada

  • « Its goal? To develop reasoning, critical thinking, logic, and increase citizen participation of these marginalized groups. »

    Caroline Monpetit, Le Devoir (free translation)

  • «  I write my thoughts in my head, not on paper, and my thought is not lost. »

    Participant @PACQ

  • « Why use paper when it is as beautiful as this? »

    One of the co-creator for Métissage Urbain

  • « I Have my own identity ! »

    Putulik, Inuit participant, Métissage Urbain

  • « It is terrible for a society to ignore people with such talent! »

    Hélène-Elise Blais, les Muses about ART and ID projects

  • « Art has the advantage to make people talk about abilities rather than limitations, when confronted with an intellectual disability.  »

    Delphine Ragon, Community Programs Manager, Les Compagnons de Montréal

  • « Over the past few years, we have been seeing more and more high quality productions by people with an intellectual disability who truly are artists.  »

    Julie Laloire @AMDI

  • « Exeko implements creative solutions to several problematic, gives a voice to those we don't hear and hope to the underprivileged. »

    Bulletin des YMCA

  • « Its goal? To develop reasoning, critical thinking, logic, and increase citizen participation of these marginalized groups. »

    Caroline Monpetit, Le Devoir (free translation)

  • « ...empowering the children, and giving them confidence »

    APTN National News

  • « It’s a great program for children to learn about their traditions and to increase their interaction with Elders in the community. »

    Erika Eagle, Social Development Assistant with Waswanipi Brighter Future

  • « We are not higher, we are not lower, we are equal. »

    Simeoni, participant idAction Mobile

  • « Receving is good, but giving is better »

    Participant [email protected]

  • « They're both people. We're not looking enough after people with problems, and mostly with mental health issues. Then we would have more people able to work. »

    Participant, [email protected] Bonneau

  • « What better way to strengthen intergenerational ties? [...] A meeting between peers, a place for expression, learning and recovery »

    Chantal Potvin, reporter at Innuvelle

  • «  I don't know everything, but while reading it, it always bring me one step closer »

    A participant, idAction Mobile

  • «  By engaging with people on a deep level, we see Exeko reinvigorating individual spirit to rebuild society in a new way. Exeko's work is not about small projects, but about achieving full social inclusion at a systemic level. [...] we believe that Exeko will reach a level of systemic impact with Quebec, Canada and the world within 5-10 years. »

    Elisha Muskat, Executive Director, Ashoka Canada

  • «  ...empowering the children, and giving them confidence »

    APTN National News

  • «  I was completely alone today, thanks for talking to me »

    Elie, participant @idAction Mobile

  • «  They're both people. We're not looking enough after people with problems, and mostly with mental health issues. Then we would have more people able to work. »

    Participant, [email protected] Bonneau

  • «  Today, the power acquired through knowledge is more far-reaching than knowledge itself. »

    André Frossard

  • « By engaging with people on a deep level, we see Exeko reinvigorating individual spirit to rebuild society in a new way. Exeko's work is not about small projects, but about achieving full social inclusion at a systemic level. [...] we believe that Exeko will reach a level of systemic impact with Quebec, Canada and the world within 5-10 years.»
    Elisha Muskat, Executive Director, Ashoka Canada
  • « Exeko implements creative solutions to several problematic, gives a voice to those we don't hear and hope to the underprivileged.»
    Bulletin des YMCA
  • « Over the past few years, we have been seeing more and more high quality productions by people with an intellectual disability who truly are artists. »
    Julie Laloire @AMDI
  • « Art has the advantage to make people talk about abilities rather than limitations, when confronted with an intellectual disability. »
    Delphine Ragon, Community Programs Manager, Les Compagnons de Montréal
  • « It is terrible for a society to ignore people with such talent!»
    Hélène-Elise Blais, les Muses about ART and ID projects
  • « I Have my own identity !»
    Putulik, Inuit participant, Métissage Urbain
  • « Why use paper when it is as beautiful as this?»
    One of the co-creator for Métissage Urbain
  • « I write my thoughts in my head, not on paper, and my thought is not lost.»
    Participant @PACQ
  • « Its goal? To develop reasoning, critical thinking, logic, and increase citizen participation of these marginalized groups.»
    Caroline Monpetit, Le Devoir (free translation)
  • « Its goal? To develop reasoning, critical thinking, logic, and increase citizen participation of these marginalized groups.»
    Caroline Monpetit, Le Devoir (free translation)
  • « Today, the power acquired through knowledge is more far-reaching than knowledge itself.»
    André Frossard
  • « They're both people. We're not looking enough after people with problems, and mostly with mental health issues. Then we would have more people able to work.»
    Participant, [email protected] Bonneau
  • « They're both people. We're not looking enough after people with problems, and mostly with mental health issues. Then we would have more people able to work.»
    Participant, [email protected] Bonneau
  • « We are not higher, we are not lower, we are equal.»
    Simeoni, participant idAction Mobile
  • « I was completely alone today, thanks for talking to me»
    Elie, participant @idAction Mobile
  • « Receving is good, but giving is better»
    Participant [email protected]
  • « What better way to strengthen intergenerational ties? [...] A meeting between peers, a place for expression, learning and recovery»
    Chantal Potvin, reporter at Innuvelle
  • «  ...empowering the children, and giving them confidence»
    APTN National News
  • « By engaging with people on a deep level, we see Exeko reinvigorating individual spirit to rebuild society in a new way. Exeko's work is not about small projects, but about achieving full social inclusion at a systemic level. [...] we believe that Exeko will reach a level of systemic impact with Quebec, Canada and the world within 5-10 years.»
    Elisha Muskat, Executive Director, Ashoka Canada
  • « It’s a great program for children to learn about their traditions and to increase their interaction with Elders in the community.»
    Erika Eagle, Social Development Assistant with Waswanipi Brighter Future
  • « ...empowering the children, and giving them confidence»
    APTN National News