BOUCHERVILLE, QC, May 22, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Jean Brodeur, volunteer president of the Club des petits déjeuners du Québec Board of Directors since 2004 and member of the board since 1998, has long been an ardent defender of the Club and its mission. During the past years, he has demonstrated that children are his priority and has defended their cause at the negotiating table.
Brodeur will take up his position as Executive Director of Breakfast Clubs of Canada and the Club des petits déjeuners du Québec on May 28, 2012. Thanks to his expertise and talents, the two organizations will continue to grow and develop their partnerships, carrying out their mission to feed more and more children in Canada. Brodeur will drive the organizational transformation and strategic development of the two agencies while extending their influence on a wider scale.
"I am delighted to welcome Mr. Brodeur to Breakfast Clubs management team," Daniel Germain, founding president of the organization stated. "He brings considerable experience and expertise to the table along with thorough comprehension of the Club's mission. We are very lucky to have a man like him at the helm. On behalf of all the Club des petits déjeuners du Québec and Breakfast Clubs of Canada teams, I extend our warmest welcome."
Brodeur was born in Farnham, Québec. After finishing Cégep at Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu and studying political science at Université Laval, he began his career as political aide and press secretary to the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food in 1989. From 1990 to 1992, he assumed the same role for Québec's Minister of Education and went on to become assistant communications officer for Québec premier Robert Bourassa. In 1993, he became press officer for federal minster of Agriculture, Hon. Ralph Goodale, where he stayed for three years before launching his career in the private sector. From 1997 to 2000, he left Ottawa behind to join the Coop Fédérée as director of public affairs. In December 2000, he moved on to Agropur as Director of Communications and Public Relations. In 2006, he became Vice-president, Public Relations and Communications on Agropur's Management Committee.
About Breakfast Clubs of Canada
Breakfast Clubs of Canada is a national organization dedicated to providing services and funding for community-based school breakfast programs. We do this with the help of individual and corporate partners, all committed to the cause of feeding our children's future. It is Breakfast Clubs of Canada's dream that all children will have an equal chance to start their school day with a nutritious breakfast.
To learn more about Breakfast Clubs of Canada or to make a donation online, visit www.BreakfastClubsCanada.org.
Club des petits déjeuners du Québec
When creating the Club des petits déjeuners du Québec in 1994, Daniel Germain made it a point of honour to avoid labelling children and excluded word "poverty" from the Club's vocabulary. Today, the Club still targets disadvantaged environments rather than poor children. The goal: to give these children an equal opportunity for educational success, and that starts with not stigmatizing them. The atmosphere that prevails at the Club allows children to enjoy themselves by sharing breakfast with friends. One thing leads to another, and having breakfast at school cuts down on lateness, calms aggressive behaviour and decreases absenteeism. Last year, thanks to donations from across the province and our many partners, the 3,500 Club volunteers welcomed 18,000 children and served no fewer than 1.5 million breakfasts in 197 Québec schools.
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For further information:
Club des petits déjeuners du Québec
450 641-3230 ext. 243
Club des petits déjeueners du Québec
450 641-3230 ext. 224