Our mission

Led by the goal to help Montréal youth in need, the Montreal Real Estate Foundation for Kids (FIMJ) supports organizations that help young people with a difficult life.

We invest funds to improve their well-being and into places for listening and sharing, providing areas where they can flourish and grow. 

Our pillars

Promotes personal development

Strengthens the self-esteem of young people

Improves the quality of life of families

Creates safe spaces


The Montreal Real Estate Foundation for Kids (FIMJ) was launched in 2003, in collaboration with two founding organizations: BOMA QUÉBEC (largest association of commercial property owners and managers in Québec) and IDU QUÉBEC (Urban Development Institute of Québec).


Created in 2000, through the Oxford Quebec Foundation, the FIMJ has expanded and now reaches the entire real estate community while respecting its mission.



The Montreal Real Estate Foundation for Kids is a great opportunity to bring together stakeholders from the business and real estate community in order to achieve a noble objective, that of helping children in difficulty to build a better future.

Board of directors

Anthony Arquin

Associate lawyer, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg


Mario Bédard

President, Groupe Immobilier Valor

Chairman of the board of directors

Linda Plante

Senior director of property management, Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ


Joël Chareyron

Vice-President Strategy and Business, Alfid Services immobiliers


Ruth Fischer

First Vice-President and General Manager, CBRE


Sonia Gagnon

President, SGM


Isabelle Héroux

Vice-President Leasing, Groupe Petra


Marie-Andrée Thibault

Associate, Dentons


Jacques Laplante

President, WAL Immobilier

Treasurer and responsible for fundraising and activities in the buildings

Ambassadors’ comity

Philippe Bastien

Associate, U.S. Real Estate Investments, Ivanhoé Cambridge

Maxime Charron

Senior Analyst, Real Estate, CN Investment Division

Geoffroy Gravel-Chalifour

Business Development Manager, Québec, Stewart Title

Sylvie Samson

Associate lawyer, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg

Sébastien Samuel

Director, Altus Group

Jenny-Kate Sgarbi

Associate, Transaction Manager, Commercial Real Estate Broker, Colliers

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