has been giving back to the community since the company’s inception. A foundation is even created in the name of the founder, Mr. Jean-Noël Croteau, but due to a lack of time and resources, the actions remain solely regional.
It is finally in 2011 that the franchisees decide to revive the idea of a foundation in the name of the banner and to consolidate their efforts to give back more.
… FOR HAPPY FAMILIES
Its mission is to offer financial support to those who act to improve the daily lives of young and old. The donations collected are therefore redistributed to carefully selected organizations working in the field in all regions of Quebec where Aubainerie is present.
Centre dentaire Richard Tremblay
Concept Mode Cap-de-la-Madeleine
Concept Mode Châteauguay inc.
Fondation Raymond Gaudreault
Les Entreprises Melançon
Les Importations N et N Inc.
Roadrunner Apparel Inc.
Marc Hébert began his adventure with Aubainerie in 1985, when he bought his first store in the town of Grand-Mère in Mauricie. He then expanded his experience with the chain by acquiring three other stores – one in Valleyfield in 1994, another in L’Île-Perrot in 2004, and finally, one in Vaudreuil-Dorion in 2008.
Over the years, Marc has acquired an in-depth knowledge of retail trade, which led him to the position of chief buyer for the entire Aubainerie network for nearly 15 years. Always very active for various internal committees of the Aubainerie Group, it is with pleasure and pride that he continues to collaborate with the activities of the Aubainerie Foundation and thus pursue the mission, which is to support Quebec families and children in need.
Grandson of Jean-Noël Croteau (founder of the company in 1944), Jonathan has always been closely involved in the entire banner. In particular, he worked on the development of the first Aubainerie Concept Mode model on Jean-Talon Street in Saint-Léonard in 1998. His presence on several committees in recent years has enabled him to acquire a profound knowledge of the Aubainerie environment.
The mandate of the Fondation Aubainerie’s Board of Directors is to ensure the administration of the Foundation, the protection of its positioning, the supervision of fundraising activities, the approval of donations and the endorsement of communications in accordance with the Foundation’s mission.