Our story

Since its founding in 1981, the mission of Centre de bénévolat et moisson Laval has been to develop and foster volunteer work and mutual aid in Laval as means of enhancing community well-being throughout the city.

The Centre pursues its mission in four areas:

  • Volunteer development
  • Volunteer support
  • Support for organizations
  • Help for individuals

In addition, it operates a regional food bank designed to meet the needs of community organizations by recovering, processing, and distributing good-quality foodstuffs free of charge. It also helps clients in Laval who experience hardships, mainly by providing them with food assistance.

Together, the many services provided by Centre de bénévolat et moisson Laval meet the needs in the four areas in which the organization is active.


Our mission

Our mission is to ensure the fair redistribution of foodstuffs to organizations and individuals, and to develop, support and promote volunteer action and mutual aid.


Our vision

Our vision is to counter food insecurity in the Laval community and contribute to a volunteer movement for mutual aid.


Our values

  •   Respect

  •   Mutual Aid

  •   Sharing

  •   Transparency

  •   Openness

  •   Leadership

Results of our efforts in figures

Active volunteers
throughout our network.

Instances of emergency
food aid provided
this year.

Kilograms of food collected by our Centre.


Our team

Lorène Bernier

Board of Directors

Julie Choquette
President | Lawyer at Desjardins
Mélissa Lessard
Vice-President | Director, Sales and Marketing, Couche-Tard
Cyril Paciullo
Secretary | Owner, Investor Groupe GIL
Brigitte Faucher
Treasurer | Director, Inventory, Québec Region, Loblaws Companies Limited
Jacques Gendron
Administrator | President, Co-founder, and Head of Media Strategy, Gendron Communication
Daniel Côté
Administrator | Consultant
Katia Naccarello
Administrator | Vice President, Retail Store Construction, Sobeys
Mostafa Youbi
Administrator | Senior Private Wealth Advisor, National Bank, Private Banking 1859
Catherine Leclair
Administrator | Manager, Human Resources, Fourgons Transit
Pascal Dumais
Administrator | Director, Distribution, Jardin Laval et Pêcherie Atlantique Metro Inc.
Jean Gagnon
Ex-officio | Centre bénévolat et moisson Laval CEO

Our partners

The Centre de bénévolat et moisson Laval (CBML) relies on a network of national, provincial, and regional partners, collaborators, suppliers, and contributors. As a member of Food Banks Québec (BAQ) and a proud partner of Food Banks Canada (BAC), CBML enjoys benefits relating to projects and partnerships that generate financial donations and food-sharing.

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