Breakfast Club of Canada is led by an experienced team of caring, committed professionals.

FOUNDER

A True Leader

Since 1994, Daniel has been taking the lead in setting up programs and projects that foster optimal child development.

Daniel Germain

FOUNDER

As founder of Breakfast Club of Canada, Daniel works tirelessly to ensure that all children have an equal chance to enjoy a nutritious breakfast every day.

A true social entrepreneurship visionary, Daniel has received numerous awards for his body of work, including the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and the Quebec YMCA Peace Medal for his commitment to youth. He is a Member of the Order of Canada and a Knight of the Ordre national du Québec.

LEADERSHIP

Children at the Center of Decisions

Our leadership team’s drive and determination are matched only by their dedication to serving children and youth across the country.

Tommy Kulczyk

Tommy Kulczyk

MANAGING DIRECTOR

New Managing Director to the Club, Tommy Kulczyk joined Breakfast Club of Canada’s team under a year ago. Tommy’s path had crossed BCC’s as he worked his way up at Sun Youth for 35 years. In those years, he managed to federate many actors around the children’s cause, setting up, amongst other things, what has become La grande guignolée des médias. He had the great challenge to coordinate the emergency aid department, making sure that families had access to resources in challenging times such as floods and power outing. He then joined the City of Montreal as the first Children’s Commissioner, creating the structure that would allow for this city to ensure their children thrive.
It is no coincidence that, as an adult, the leader works tirelessly to contribute to the fight against poverty and social exclusion, as he says he’s grown up seeing this in his backyard.

Marie-Claude Bienvenue

NATIONAL VICE-PRESIDENT OF COMMUNICATIONS, MARKETING & EAST GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

Marie-Claude is an ardent advocate for children’s well-being. She joined Breakfast Club of Canada in 2000. Her experience has grown as the Club has expanded throughout the countrys: from defending Quebec children’s right to a nutritious breakfast to ensuring the Club’s message resonates from coast to coast.

As methodical as she is tenacious, Marie-Claude thrives on challenges. She proudly embraces a steadfast “children first” view in all of her actions and decisions.

Josée Desjardins

NATIONAL VICE-PRESIDENT OF DEVELOPMENT & FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

Josée’s involvement with Breakfast Club of Canada dates back to 2007. Back then, her job was to help set up new breakfast programs and develop business partnerships. With endless energy and enthusiasm, she has driven the Club’s expansion in Western Canada, first as a program director, then as a senior operations manager and finally as vice-president.

Lately, she came back to her roots to lead the Development Department nationally, to make sure the Club is surrounded by partners who believe in making a daily difference in children’s lives as much as we do.

Judith Barry

DIRECTOR, IMPACT & SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS AND CO-FOUNDER

In November of 1994, Judith cofounded the Club des petits déjeuners du Québec (Québec Breakfast Club), fueled by the desire to create social change. She wanted every child to receive two key elements for learning: a nutritious breakfast and a nourishing environment. Judith contributed to every growth level of the organization and then went on to play a pivotal role in the founding of Breakfast Club of Canada in 2005 and currently occupies the position of Director, Impact and Sustainability with a focus on innovative approaches, and collective impact work.

Claudia Santiago

DIRECTOR, FINANCES & ADMINISTRATION

In March 2011, Claudia joined the Breakfast Clubs of Canada, then became Controller when the Canadian and Quebec organizations merged in 2013, making the Breakfast Club of Canada we know.

In 2015, she became the Finance and Administration Director, and she has faithfully controlled the Club’s expenses to make sure the children are the ones benefitting from the donations given to our organization.

Her passion and her attention to detail allow the Club to grow, feeding more children every year.

Marie-Josée Lapratte

NATIONAL DIRECTOR, PROGRAMS

Since 2003, Marie-Josée feels privileged to work on providing equal opportunity for success to all children. First coordinator and then counselor, she is, since 2012, Director of Programs, the territory she oversees going from Quebec, to the whole country.

One of her great professional pleasures lies in the development and deepening of collaborations for the benefit of children. In addition to her talent at rallying school communities to mobilize for their students, her quiet strength is an important pillar for her team who constantly thrive, doing more for children. As her favorite saying goes: alone, we go faster, but together, we go much further.

BOARD

An Unwavering Focus

We are fortunate to have the experience and expertise of our board which is composed of people who are passionately concerned about children’s futures, the Club and its mission. We are sincerely grateful to them for their involvement in and commitment to our organization.

Chairman

Pierre Riel

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, SENIOR VP AND COUNTY MANAGER, COSTCO WHOLESALE CANADA

Board Members

Louis Frenette

CONSULTANT

Jacques Mignault

MANAGING DIRECTOR, MCDONALD’S RESTAURANT, SWITZERLAND

Pascale Gouin

PARTNER, LAWYER, LEGAULT, JOLY & THIFFAULT LAWYERS

Lise-Anne Amyot

LEADER TRANSFORMATION, NATIONAL BANK OF CANADA

Anita Nowak

ACADEMIC ASSOCIATE, DESAUTELS FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT, MCGILL UNIVERSITY

Stéphane Bertrand

PRESIDENT, SBCG

Renee Wasylyk

CEO AND PRESIDENT, TROIKA DEVELOPMENT INC.

Isabelle Rayle-Doiron

VICE-PRESIDENT PUBLIC AFFAIRS & GENERAL COUNSEL, DANONE

Susan Muigai

EXECUTIVE VICE-PRESIDENT, PEOPLE & GENERAL AFFAIRS, WALMART CANADA

Barry Baker

DIRECTOR, INTERNAL AUDIT, SSR MINING LTD

Lisa Cabel

PARTNER, NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT

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Governance

Code of Ethics

We are guided by ethical governance and social responsibility.

Our code of ethics guides all the actions of Breakfast Club of Canada employees.
It is the basis on which our behaviours rely to ensure nothing keeps us from fulfilling our mission.

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