Nouvelles du Montréal inc.
Volunteer Action Week - From April 6 to 12, 2014
The Foundation

Fondation Montréal inc. is immensely privileged to be able to count on more than 300 experienced volunteers who generously offer the Foundation's young entrepreneurs their valuable advice.

The united strength of the Montreal business community is the cornerstone on which the Foundation's success rests, making our impact in the entrepreneurial landscape truly unique.

In this National Volunteer Week, the Fondation Montréal inc. and its laureates wish to express their gratitude.



In 2013, volunteers participated in more than 1,000 interventions with Foundation laureates in the form of project evaluations, coaching, training and business referrals.

With this quality support, which helps avoid so many mistakes, it is no surprise that the survival rate of companies owned by young Foundation laureates is almost twice as high as the Quebec average!


The Foundation's entrepreneurs are fortunate to be able to draw on the excellence of a business network that brings together all the expertise required for the functioning of a company.

To tap into this expertise, all the entrepreneur has to do is contact his designated coordinator, who will classify the request and connect him with the volunteer who is best able to advise him properly—a proven winning formula!

The survey of volunteers conducted last Fall showed a high level of satisfaction with the Foundation. For example:

92% have a positive perception of the Foundation's image

96% would recommend the Foundation to another volunteer

93% believe that their biggest motivation is the satisfaction of helping young entrepreneurs.

Lastly, 81.5% of respondents would like to do more.

The Foundation is proud of its volunteers and would like to introduce them in this new section of the monthly newsletter.

Philippe Johnson, a volunteer with the Foundation since 2008

Philippe Johnson is a partner at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg and a member of the Corporate and Commercial Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Commercial Real Estate and Infrastructure practice groups. Philippe is also a member of the firm's Executive Committee.

He is one of Fondation Montréal inc. most committed volunteers, serving on the Board of Directors and the awards committee, and has completed close to thirty coaching sessions and business referrals with 21 different companies.

In 2009, the Foundation awarded him the Mayor's Award, presented annually to an outstanding volunteer in recognition of an exceptional contribution.

See  what motivates Philippe Johnson to get involved with the young entrepreneurs at Fondation Montréal inc.
Events to come

Rendez-vous Montreal inc. will be held at the Caisse de dépôt et placements du Québec on June 10.

It represents an excellent opportunity to introduce twenty of the Foundation's new business laureates and kick off the new fundraising campaign.

Don't miss this event, which will bring together all of Montreal inc. Invitation and further details to come.

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Fondation Montréal Inc.
1550 Metcalfe Street, Suite 603
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Phone : 514 872-8401
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