The Montreal SPCA welcomes a new Executive Director

5811986_benoit-tremblay-18_85Montreal, June 27 2016 – Following a lengthy and intensive selection process, the Montreal SPCA’s Board of Directors is very pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Benoit Tremblay as its Executive Director. Mr. Tremblay joins the Montreal SPCA with a 30 year experience in the charitable realm and shares a great love of animals.

Tremblay has served as a senior administrator for the Montreal YMCA and as CEO of the Montréal Sacré-Coeur Hospital Foundation. “Mr. Tremblay is a senior executive recognized for his exceptional managerial leadership, continuous growth and harmonious governance,” said Isabelle Brodeur, President of the Board of Directors at the Montreal SPCA. “We could not be more enthusiastic for the future of the Montreal SPCA and for the animals we serve”. Mr Tremblay commented “I am truly honored to join and contribute to an organization in which people are both so passionate and full of compassion.”

Nicholas Gilman, who has served the Montreal SPCA as executive director for the past five years is staying with the organization in a new capacity, as an honorary member of the Board of Directors. “We are all so excited to welcome Benoit to the Montreal SPCA,” says Gilman. “He brings both a great love of animals and established leadership in charitable work in Montreal. He is inheriting a great team in the staff of the SPCA, and I know they will benefit so much from the skills of Benoit!”

The Montreal SPCA would like to thank Nicholas Gilman for his five years of service as Executive Director. He has successfully completed his mandate and will remain active with the Montreal SPCA’s fight against breed specific legislation from his position as an honorary Board member.

The Montreal SPCA’s Board of Directors, staff and volunteers warmly welcome Mr. Benoit Tremblay.


Media contact: Anita Kapuscinska, Media Relations Coordinator, Montreal SPCA, 514 656-2760, or anitak@spca.com.

About the Montreal SPCA

Founded in Montreal in 1869, we were the first humane society in Canada and our mission is to:

  • protect animals against negligence, abuse, and exploitation;
  • represent their interests and ensure their well-being;
  • raise public awareness and help develop compassion for all living beings.

For more information about the Montreal SPCA, please visit our website at www.spca.com.

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