Vice President of Boys and Girls Club Canada
Canadian business executive Mathieu Chantelois is a successful journalist, magazine editor, and marketing executive. Today, Chantelois is focusing his passion and drive on the nonprofit world as the Vice President of Marketing, Communications and Development for Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada.
A native of Montreal, Mathieu Chantelois now resides in Toronto. He graduated from Carleton University's journalism program, and in 2018, he completed a Certificate in Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management at Harvard Business School.
Working in the media, Mathieu Chantelois has earned a number of achievements, including serving as the Director of Communications at Cineplex Media, where he managed staff in Montreal and Quebec, directed all aspects of Canada’s largest French language movie publication – Le Magazine Cineplex, and managed an annual portfolio budget of $1.3 million.
Chantelois also created and developed Le Magazine Famous Québec, managing the magazine’s style, signature and voice.
As a film critic and journalist, Chantelois has written over 500 articles, in addition to his numerous appearances on TFO, Radio-Canada and CBC TV and radio.
Mathieu Chantelois may be most recognized for his role in the Canadian reality television show U8TV: The Lofters,which followed the lives of eight Canadians in their 20s who lived together in a Toronto loft for one year. He was also the host of the Gemini-nominated show SoGay TV, three seasons of Read OUT! and four seasons of COVERguy (syndicated in 16 countries).
Chantelois’ expertise in marketing, fundraising, film and the entertainment industry has led him to build and lead successful teams, elevate brands, connect with stakeholders and exceed fundraising targets - skills he has utilized while serving as the Director of Marketing and Advocacy at Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada to advance the organization’s mission and vision.
In his current role at the Boys and Girls Clubs, Mathieu Chantelois is involved in community outreach and philanthropy. For decades, he has volunteered on boards with the 519 Community Centre, CinéFranco, Divers/Cité, and the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research, among other groups.
Mathieu Chantelois believes in social justice, diversity and inclusion, and the advocation of children and youth. At the Boys and Girls Club, he has created successful social engagement and advocacy campaigns around bullying, youth employment and leadership, including working with Jennifer Lopez as a spokesperson for the Boys and Girls Club and publishing an award-winning books on behalf of the organization.