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

Gilles Desjardins

"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 received the Meritorius Service Medal from Governor General Julie Payette, on November 5th 2018, at Rideau Hall. He was decorated for his several philanthropic actions enhancing the quality of life in the National Capital Region.

Involvement Areas

For 35 years, we have been committed to our mission to serve our clients well and offer them living environments adapted to their needs. We put all our heart into it, every day. It is this passion for people and the region that has led us to become an integral part of the community and to multiply our charitable efforts in the fields of the environment, arts, culture, health and education. We also make it a point of honour to protect and enhance the architectural, cultural and natural heritage. Therefore, our mission goes beyond that of a builder. We are "building with purpose".

Not only has Brigil earned a reputation as a seasoned builder thanks to its many quality communities in the region, but it has also developed the habit of investing early on in various organizations that help strengthen the social fabric. Since 1985, we have been supporting non-profit organizations, community projects, charitable events, fundraising campaigns and benefit activities that are in line with our strategic pillars. We want these activities to result in positive and lasting environmental, economic or social change.

Each request for donations, sponsorships or partnerships is carefully considered. The assessment of requests takes into account Brigil's strategic objectives and organizational reality, as well as our commitments related to our long-term agreements. In 2021, the majority of our efforts will be invested in projects with a high environmental impact.

For all donation or sponsorship requests, we invite you to contact donsetcommandites@brigil.com

Community and Environment

  • $50,000 to the Forêt Boucher Foundation
  • $45,000 to the Green Fund, Ville de Gatineau
  • $5,000 to the MIRA Foundation
  • $2,500 to Moisson Outaouais
  • Adoption of a beehive with Alveole's team, a specialist in urban apiculture.

and more...

Education

  • $125,000 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
  • $24,000 to Forces Avenir
  • $20,000 to the Algonquin College Foundation
  • $5,000 for CADO school

and more...

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
  • $5,000 to the Fondation du Centre CARMEN

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
  • $90,000 to the Club Olympiques de Gatineau
  • $75,000 to Ottawa Senators Foundation
  • $35,000 to the Jeux du Québec à Gatineau
  • $30,500 to the NAC Foundation

and more...

Donations History

A great evening for Brigil at Canadian Tire Centre!

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

Buy your dream home and experience the Disney adventure

Kevyn Marcotte and Vanessa Fournier, finalists

Win $100,000!

2015 - Gilles Desjardins offers a historical donation to La Nouvelle Scène

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