National Philanthropy Day 2022 will be celebrated on November 15 IN PERSON!

Established in 1986, November 15th is designated across Canada as The National Philanthropy Day. This day celebrates the daily commitment of individuals, businesses and organizations.  Each year, more than a hundred AFP chapters in North America, celebrate by organizing recognition events.

On this occasion, the Association of Professionals in Philanthropy – Quebec Chapter will present excellence awards to individuals and companies who excel in their volunteering activities and fundraising campaigns in order to contribute to the well-being of others and of our society.

The 2022 NPD program:

National Philanthropy Day will be celebrated on November 15, starting at 10:30 am. Several events are on the menu! Join us for a talk by Mr. Karel Mayrand, followed by the 2021 Awards ceremony for Excellence in Philanthropy. We will honor and celebrate this year’s recipients, individuals and corporate citizens who shape the philanthropic landscape here in Quebec.

Conference by Mrs. Nadine Raymond, CEO – Y des femmes de Montréal

Nadine Raymond is a seasoned manager with over 25 years of experience in operational management, strategic planning, communications and marketing. She has put her leadership skills to the benefit of community organizations such as the YMCAs of Quebec and Integration jeunesse du Québec, as well as companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Rogers and







Here are the topics that will be covered: :

  • Are the issues related to women and women’s rights still relevant? Beyond the feminicides highlighted during the pandemic and the threat to abortion rights that are emerging south of the Canadian border, how does this cause still deserve everyone’s attention?
  • When equal rights… differ from reality.
  • How can philanthropy be an essential pillar of development for this cause?


The ceremony will be hosted by Michel Poulin, Senior Consultant



Michel Poulin’s Biography








Tuesday, November 15, 2022
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Rate *

TABLE OF 10: $1,250 

* pluapplicable taxes


Centre Mont-Royal
2200 Mansfield Street, Montreal, QC H3A 3R8


NPD Press Release

2022 Jury

The 2022 Excellence Awards Jury is made up of renowned individuals from the business community and charities.

The Chairperson of the jury was Mr. Andrew Molson, Chairman of the Board, Avenir Global and AFP Outstanding Philanthropist Award (2019) with his family.

The other members who participated in the deliberations were:

  • Myer Bick, President Emeritus, Jewish General Hospital Foundation and AFP Award for Outstanding Career in Philanthropy (2017)
  • Sandra Chartrand, president, Sandra Chartrand et Alain Bouchard Foundation and AFP Award for Outstanding Philanthropist (2015)
  • Bernard Couture, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Réseau Sancio
  • Marine Groulx, Senior Community Investment Manager, TELUS and AFP Award for Outstanding Corporation (2012)
  • Julie Raîche, Regional VP, National Bank and AFP Award for Outstanding Corporation (2013)
  • Lucie Rémillard, President, LR Strategie and AFP Award for Outstanding Career in Philanthropy (2016)
  • Catherine Rowe, CFRE, Partner, Pur Philanthropie and AFP Award  for Outstanding Career in Philanthropy (2018)
  • Cathy Wong, Vice President, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion and Official Languages at Telefilm Canada

2022 Recipients 

Award for Outstanding Youth Committed to Philanthropy (ex-aequo)
Justin Roy, Opération Enfant Soleil
Leilah Yadia Kelly Sory, McGill Alumni | Master’s Student at MIT Building Technology

Justin Roy was nominated by Opération Enfant Soleil.

Justin Roy is a 17-year-old young man with a deep sense of humanity and community. Indeed, he puts his leadership qualities and determination to work to encourage others to step into action.

When he found out he had cancer in March 2020, Justin managed to overcome the challenges of the illness with resilience, by turning his experience into concrete action. While in hospital, he devised a plan to build a self-sufficient mobile chicken coop. This project was a wonderful source of motivation that came to fruition with the help of the Children’s Wish Foundation. Justin made very sure that, once a reality, the chicken coop was accessible to everyone in his community. This project would be the spark that would light his philanthropic flame—the beginning of an incredible commitment!

Then, Justin had another idea. He wanted to raise awareness among the students at his school of what the life of a sick child is like, and help them understand the impact of illness on a person’s daily life. With one of his school friends, Justin Maheux, he developed an educational tool in the form of a presentation and discussion.

Through his efforts to raise awareness and mobilize students and school staff, Justin organized a variety of  fundraising activities for Opération Enfant Soleil, with the support of a teacher, Marie-Claude Blais. In just two years, Justin, his friend and École Jésus-Marie de Beauceville raised $18,202 for the organization. Not only did Justin’s philanthropic engagement rally his community around a shared objective, it also allowed Opération Enfant Soleil to pursue its mission, while expanding its reach across the Chaudière-Appalaches region and beyond, thanks to wide media coverage and its positive influence within the community.

Leilah Yadia Kelly Sory was nominated by McGill University Advancement.





Award for Outstanding Corporate Citizen (fewer than 500 employees)

Flordeco was nominated by Opération Enfant Soleil.

Award for Outstanding Corporate Citizen (500 or more employees)
IGA (Sobey’s)

IGA (Sobey’s) was nominated by Fondation Charles-Bruneau.

Award for Outstanding Major Donor
P. Gina Cody C.M., FCAE
Co-chair, The Campaign for Concordia | Benefactor, Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science | Advocate for equity, diversity and inclusion in STEM | Top 25 Women of Influence in Canada

Gina Cody was nominated by Concordia University.

Award for Outstanding Major Corporate Donor
IA Groupe financier

IA Groupe financier was nominated by Corporation Bénévoles d’Expertise.

Award for Outstanding Volunteer in Philanthropy
Benoît Lemieux
President and Chief Operating Officer, BLC Group | Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Fondation Hôpital Charles-LeMoyne

Benoît Lemieux was nominated by Fondation Hôpital Charles-LeMoyne.

Award for Outstanding Career in Philanthropy
Anièle Lecoq
Executive Director, Philanthropy, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital

Anièle Lecoq was nominated by The Neuro.

Tribute Award
Fondation J.A. DeSève

Fondation J.A. DeSève was nominated by CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation and CHUM Foundation.

Award for Outstanding Innovative Professional in Philanthropy
To come