Our communities In the national capital region

Whether it's the condo where you will live out your greatest professional ambitions, the single-family home where you will raise your children or the suite where you will live the hotel life every day, Brigil is with you at every phase of your life, providing you with a full range of residences. 10,000 households accommodated over the past 30 years, on both sides of the Ottawa River, from downtown to the suburbs.

Philanthropy as a motivation!

Gilles Desjardins Vision

“People who gives on a regular basis, either time, energy or money, understands the positive impacts in others. The first time I granted a sponsorship, I felt something powerful because I have noticed the difference it made. I have proudly experienced this emotion a few thousand times since. To contribute to my region’s improvement has always been the biggest objective of my life.”
– Gilles Desjardins, 2018 recipient of the Meritorious Service Decoration (Civil Division)

Brigil is still confident, in a near future, to be able to build an iconic project which will allow the society to provide massively for local education and health system in the next decades. Brigil encourages its employees and partners to get involved in many ways to improve our collectivity and its citizens well-being.

Gilles Desjardins met the Right Honourable Julie Payette on November 5th 2018, at Rideau Hall.

Involvement Areas

Brigil’s mission, “Proud to build a better quality of life”, is subdivided in many ways. Brigil real estate society has forged itself a great reputation as an experienced builder, thanks to its numerous communities in the National Capital Region, and has made a habit of investing in various and helpful organizations early on.

Brigil gradually shaped its implication to help the best way possible, while learning all about the unique world of philanthropy. Today, Brigil is still growing strong after 35 years of charitable actions in a few areas for more than 300 organizations and knows how philanthropy works.

Health and Basic Needs

  • $1,5 million to the Gatineau Health Foundation
  • $375,000 to the Canadian cancer society
  • $155,000 to the Centre de pédiatrie sociale de Gatineau
  • $100,000 to the Canadian Red Cross - Gatineau tornado disaster
  • $100,000 to the Ottawa General Hospital
  • $75,000 to the Ottawa Senators Foundation
  • $10,000 to the Montfort Foundation
  • $10,000 to the Canadian Red Cross

and more...


  • $100,000 to the Cégep de l’Outaouais foundation
  • $100,000 to the Heritage College foundation
  • $100,000 to the College La Cité
  • $100,000 to the Ashbury College
  • $55,000 to the UQO scholarships
  • $20,000 to the Algonquin College Foundation
  • $5,000 for CADO school
  • $2,000 to Forces Avenir

and more...

Entertainment and Sports

  • $1 million to the Nouvelle Scène Gilles-Desjardins
  • $150,000 to the skating rink Senators-Brigil
  • $109,000 to the Patrimoine Columbo 1806
  • $35,000 to the Jeux du Québec à Gatineau
  • $30,500 to the NAC Foundation
  • $10,000 to the Club Olympiques de Gatineau

and more...

Community and Environment

  • $50,000 to the Forêt Boucher Foundation
  • $45,000 to the Green Fund, Ville de Gatineau
  • $2,500 to the MIRA Foundation
  • $2,500 to Moisson Outaouais

and more...

Share Your Ambitions, Projects and Needs

Since its creation in 1985, Brigil is impersonating its mission, “Proud to build a better quality of life”. That is why the society and its president-founder Gilles Desjardins support many projects improving the citizens quality of life in the National Capital Region. To apply for a grant, please fill the donation and sponsorship form. This will help the philanthropy and community support comity to know you better and decide.

Please send your application at least 5 days before the quarterly meetings of the comity, which will take place at the end of March, June, September and early January.

Communication manager will contact the applicants to inform them of the decision and schedule the next steps in the process with the selected organizations.

Brigil thanks and congratulates every involved organization and people who cares for the quality of life of their neighbours!

Donations History

A great evening for Brigil at Canadian Tire Centre!

BRIGIL gives $45,000 to Gatineau's Green Fund

Gatineau, April 26th 2018 – BRIGIL proposes to the city of Gatineau to give a sum of $45,000$ to green causes.

Flooding in Gatineau/Ottawa: Brigil’s support for the community with a $10,000 donation

Kevyn Marcotte and Vanessa Fournier, finalists

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