Me CHRISTIAN BOLDUC
President, LL.B, ASC, C.Dir., CFRE
Christian’s motivation: Working together for a better community
As a volunteer from a young age, Christian quickly came to care about good causes and decided to work professionally with organizations. He started out in fundraising in 1995 and, in 1999, jointly founded Jean Robert Nolet & Associés, a consulting firm dedicated to organizations that has become BNP Philanthropic Performance. Attentive to developing sound management and best practices in his client organizations, Christian himself has never stopped learning in his field, and thus is able to propose a maximum of methods and tools to colleagues and clients alike.
Christian’s aim is to create a team that will work together with organizations to make a real contribution to our communities’ wellbeing. He is proudest of campaigns that have succeeded in allowing clients to make their ideas a reality. Two such projects have been carried out in Christian’s home region, La Beauce. In the first, Christian was involved in installing the Ortivus mobile medical software in the region’s ambulances, an innovation designed to reduce mortality and avoid medical sequels. In the second, more recent project, Christian supported fundraising for the last section of one of Quebec’s loveliest cycling trails, thus promoting the development of local tourism.
LIVING PHILANTHROPY MEANS
being involved as a volunteer and contributing financially to causes you choose
and care about deeply.
Christian Bolduc, a serial volunteer!
Christian has been involved with a number of causes for many years. When his sister, a professor at the Université de Sherbrooke, died, he established the Nicole Bolduc endowment fund, which provides an annual scholarship to a student in the master’s program in nursing.
After a train exploded in downtown Lac Mégantic in 2013, Christian headed his group of entrepreneur trainees from the École d’Entrepreneurship de Beauce (ÉEB), a regional volunteer-based trade school for entrepreneurs, in building 12 furnished housing units to relocate victims of the tragedy.
From 2016 to 2019, Christian was a member of the university prizewinner selection committee at Forces Avenir, an organization promoting community involvement among students. He also served on the board of the University of montreal (UDM) Philanthropic Management Certificate Program from 2015 to 2019. Christian has sat on the board of directors of Innovations Scola (iScola), an organization that promotes digital age education by training and equipping teachers of students between the ages of 3 and 17 to use information and communication technology (ICT).
He is a member of a group of TEC Canada entrepreneurs and his involvement has been recognized by the Medal of the National Assembly of Quebec. As well, concerned about ethics and good governance in the not for profit organizations (NPOs), Christian sits on the Standards Program certification committee at Imagine Canada. Since 2022, he has been appointed by the Minister of Revenue Canada to the Charitable Sector Advisory Committee.
Christian’s three ways to a better world:
- Initiate a collective movement to promote donations and volunteering in Quebec and Canada, given that the level of commitment to these practices has dropped significantly in recent years.
- Intensify efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and limit climate change.
- Work to preserve biodiversity and the survival of species.
Christian's professional certifications
- LL.B., Université Laval; member, Barreau du Québec [Quebec bar association]
- Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE); Developing Major Gifts training, Indiana University
- Entrepreneur-entraîneur [entrepreneur coach], ÉEB
- Member, Groupement des Chefs d’entreprises du Québec [a Quebec association of leaders of small and medium sized businesses]
- Continuing education, corporate director training, Collège des administrateurs de sociétés [a university-based corporate governance certification and training institution]
- Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for significant contribution and achievement, 2012
- Business development
- Major fundraising campaing
- Arts and culture
- Sports and recreation