To get the young entrepreneurship community involved in fighting food insecurity at the elementary and high school levels, Breakfast Club of Canada established a Next Generation Committee consisting of young business people who wish to make a difference and support the Club’s mission.

Next Generation Committee


Our Mission

  • Serve as ambassadors and influencers
  • Enhance the Breakfast Club’s reputation among Quebec’s young entrepreneurs
  • Position the Club in Quebec’s young business community
  • Assist in expanding the pool of potential partners
  • Work cooperatively to establish new corporate partnerships
  • Raise funds


Commitment of Members

  • Serve a minimum of two years
  • Attend meetings on a regular basis (10 meetings/year)
  • Help develop an annual fundraising event reflecting the young entrepreneurship community
  • Play an active role in developing a networking/mentoring event to stimulate ties between new and established partners
  • Serve as an ambassador and influencer in their daily activities
  • Provide information on their social networks and share the Breakfast Club’s publications


Meet Our Newest Advocates

Thank you to all the young professionals who are committed to our cause.

Veronique Arsenault

Next Generation Committee Co-Chair
Founding President, Exponentiel Conseil

As a mother of three young children, Véronique truly understands the importance of a good breakfast in starting the day off right. And as a business owner, she is happy to have found a way to give back to the community through a cause that is consistent with her own values.

Isabelle Lafont

Next Generation Committee Co-Chair
Business development manager, Vergers St-Paul Inc.

Isabelle’s family is very involved in the fruit and vegetable distribution sector. So it was only natural that Breakfast Club of Canada’s mission resonate deeply with her. She believes that a healthy, nutritionally balanced meal is essential to children’s well-being and academic performance.

Marc-Olivier Paquet

Head of Finance, Reflector Entertainment

I believe that Breakfast Club of Canada does such an important work. I’ve wanted to get involved for a while now and I’m am pleased and proud to help nourish children’s potential in my own way. I think the Next Generation Committee offers a great opportunity to recruit even more people to the cause.

Marie-Catherine Girouard

Commercial Legal Counsel, Air Canada

I’m so happy to be able to contribute to nourishing children’s potential. For me, this is one of the most heartwarming causes there is in Quebec. I am the proud mom of a 5-year-old boy and I know just how much he needs a good breakfast in the morning to be able to tackle the day. I want to make sure that every other kid has the same opportunity, so that they have what they need to build our future.

Christine Barcelo

Director, Rachelle-Béry Marché Barcelo

Mealtime for me is a chance to come together: we chat, laugh and catch up on one another’s lives. I want to bring new partners to the table, so every kid can have that special experience and start their day off right. Whether you choose to give time or money, there is nothing more rewarding than supporting our children.

Radosveta Ilieva

Senior Advisor in Enterprise Risk Management, Loto-Québec

It’s unthinkable that, in this day and age, there are kids who begin their day, doing their best to learn and grow, on an empty stomach. By giving them access to healthy food, Breakfast Club of Canada helps them get a good start in life, one morning at a time. I wanted to make a difference in their future, and the future of the Club, and I look forward to contributing in my own way.

Meet our team