Vice President of Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada
Mathieu Chantelois's Bio:
From reality television to community outreach, Toronto-based executive Mathieu Chantelois has enjoyed a varied and successful career in media and marketing.
Mathieu Chantelois has served as the Vice President of Marketing, Communications and Development for Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada since 2016. In this role, he creates and evaluates national marketing, communications and fundraising initiatives. It’s estimated that 200,000 Canadian youth have been positively affected by the club, which is mandated to provide safe, supportive places where children can access new opportunities, build positive relationships and develop confidence and other life skills.
From 2014 to 2016, Chantelois served as the executive director of Pride Toronto, which holds the city’s annual Pride Day parade, the biggest of its kind in North America. Chantelois led two editions of the parade, attracting record crowds. He also created the first-ever Pride Month, with 30-days of entertainment and cultural programming across the city. In addition, he worked on improving Pride Toronto’s finances, securing fresh funding from existing partners and encouraging new strategic partners.
After obtaining a master’s degree in journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa in 1997, Chantelois began his media career as a journalist and film critic, also making frequent television and radio appearances.
In media circles, Chantelois may be best known as one of the original and openly gay housemates on the Canadian reality television show U8TV: the Lofters, which appeared on the Life Network. That led to a number of television hosting jobs for Chantelois, including two seasons of SoGay TV, three seasons of Read OUT! and four seasons of COVERguy, which was syndicated in 16 countries.
Following the end of his work on The Lofters, Chantelois continued hosting programming for PrideVision and its successor channel OUTtv, including two seasons of SoGay TV, three seasons of Read Out!, featuring authors from the LGBT community, and the reality series COVERguy, which was syndicated in 16 countries. Chantelois was also a cultural reporter for TFO's Panorama.
Mathieu Chantelois has written more than 500 articles for various publications, including Le Devoir, La Presse, the Toronto Star and Le Magazine Cineplex, formerly known as Le Magazine Famous Quebec, which he helped to create and develop.
From 2010 to 2013, he was director of publications for Cineplex Media, overseeing all publishing staff in the company’s Montreal and Toronto offices and managing all aspects of the firm’s flagship Le Magazine Cineplex.
Mathieu Chantelois's Experience:
Vice President at Boys and Girls Clubs of CanadaPresent | Toronto Canada
Director of Communications at Cineplex Media| Toronto Canada
TV Personality, Host and Producer at U8TV| Toronto Canada
Mathieu Chantelois's Education:
Harvard Business SchoolStrategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management
Mathieu Chantelois's Interests & Activities:
Chantelois uses his advocacy skills as a fighter for social justice, diversity and inclusion, and children and youth.