The story of Techaide

in brief


Techaide utines people from diverse backgrounds and life stories, while having a common goal to raise funds, mobilize resources and encourage innovative approaches to help eradicate social inequalities. We believe everyone living in Greater Montreal should have the opportunity to thrive.

All funds raised by Techaide are invested across Centraide’s extensive network of agencies that are on the frontlines of combating social issues.


Alan MacIntosh and Alain Auclair, both involved in different charity boards, saw first hand the missing connection between the tech and social worlds. Their wish? Seeing thriving tech entrepreneurs work side by side with community agency leaders to make sure every Montrealer gets their chance to prosper.

Launched with the support and values of OSMO, Techaide is a grassroots collective to inspire the Montreal tech ecosystem to get together to give back to our local community.

Techaide seeks to empower Montreal’s tech community to become a force for good, to give back to those in need, to combat social exclusion & poverty, and to foster a generous culture spanning generations.

The people behind the curtains making change happen.

Techaide Collective Trustees

Techaide Trustees lead our organization with the future in mind, steering our growth in becoming a major force of social good for our communities.

Alan MacIntosh

Real Ventures, OSMO

” It feels good to work with like-minded people who care about making a difference for our community.

Diana Rebmann


” It feels good to do good.

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Laurent Maisonnave


“Let’s Have a Positive Impact on Our Beloved Montreal.

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Marie-Eve Bernard


“We get to give back, make a real impact in people’s lives and have fun while we’re doing it.

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Nectarios Economakis


Techaide Ambassadors

Building bridges and spreading the word, Techaide Ambassadors communicate our core values of generosity, social equity, and mutual aid in their respective domains and communities.

” Alone we go faster, together we go further.

Annie Devriese

Notman House

Carolina Gallo


” Happy to leverage my tech skills for a good cause.

François De Kerret


” I want to invest myself with passion in doing good for our great city.

François Pelland

Legion Labs

Gabriel Sundaram


Gregory Whiteside


We can all do our part to make Montreal a better place to live for everyone; if you’d like to help.

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Hugo Larochelle

Google Brain

Jérôme Paradis

Jet Rebellion