David Paradis-Lapointe

April 2016

David Paradis-Lapointe lives for big challenges. Two years after starting as Executive Director of Camp familial Saint-Urbain, he has truly succeeded in rejuvenating this agency. 

With a degree in business administration, this young man with an already impressive track record has masterfully carried out many projects while infusing the camp team with his abounding energy. However, he always treats his employees and volunteers with fairness and respect to make sure that no one takes on too much. 

The many achievements of David Paradis-Lapointe include developing new markets, opening the camp year round, bringing some of the camp's aging facilities up to standard, improving food choices, optimizing internal operations, and accommodating clients with specific needs (physical handicaps, food allergies, cultural communities). 

This young leader oversees everything personally, and his vision has brought a breath of fresh air to the family camp sector. As these camps are constantly faced with new requirements from clients, they have to renew themselves with more competitive and diverse programming and services so that they can keep fulfilling their mission to provide outdoor vacations to families on a low income. Thanks to funding from Centraide of Greater Montreal, 55% of the families who come to Camp familial Saint-Urbain (which is located in Lanaudière) are disadvantaged. 

Always there to meet any needs that crop up, David Paradis-Lapointe constantly innovates to improve the experience at Camp familial Saint-Urbain. His partners recognize him for his attentive listening skills, openness, creativity and constructive ideas. 

Centraide has been supporting Camp familial Saint-Urbain since 1975.

David Paradis-Lapointe is the winner of the Solidaires NextGen 2016.