Margaux Roncière: Never Too Young to Pursue Your Purpose

Margaux Roncière, 16 years old, is a talented young woman with a social purpose. She uses her hands to create stunning landscapes, bringing nature to life on her canvases, and uses her heart to transform her passion to change lives. While some of us may search a lifetime for ourpurpose, Margaux knew at a young […]

A Debate On Purpose and Sustainability: Celebrating Umalia’s 5th Anniversary

This past October 5, Mirella De Civita, President of Papillon MDC Inc., had the privilege of attending Umalia’s 5th anniversary dinner. As one of Umalia’s strategic partners, Papillon MDC Inc. also had the opportunity to participate in a debate on purpose and sustainability with distinguished guests from business, academia and civil society. The evening was […]

The Culmination of an Inspiring Journey: Papillon MDC’s Work Lands in Senegal

 Just this past June, Papillon MDC Inc. was proud to announce that the mentor-mentee program we developed for women entrepreneurs in Senegal was ready to be delivered. The program is a work of purpose and dedication developed in partnership with Crossroads International to help the Senegalese women in their soap-making business. On July 15, Marie-José […]

Fernando Barbosa – When Dreams Take Flight

In 2013, we were lucky to have crossed paths with an incredible young artist who was making waves not only on the art scene, but in the lives of this world’s most vulnerable people – children. A writer, director and actor in his own right, Fernando Barbosa, a Bolivian-born-and-raised and Montreal-educated young man is also […]

Engaging Talent – Sustaining Competitive Edge

Greatness is not paved by a string of successful outcomes. In fact, it is made up of failures, disappointments, and wrong turns in the road, some bad decisions, as well as high, unforgiving cliffs, and incredibly low, abysmal valleys. When I analyzed the life stories of leaders who have reached greatness in their lives, I […]

Mindfulness at Work, Mindfulness Presence

Did you know that Papillon MDC has been using mindfulness practices grounded in science since its creation in 2010? Mindfulness is more than a fad.  It is a way of life. It cannot be taught in one course nor can it genuinely be lived when the only purpose for learning is to drive profits. Mindfulness […]

Crossroads International and Green Beaver: More than a year later

Image from left to right: Mirella De Civita, Papillon MDC’s CEO, Astou Niang, Program Officer with Crossroads, Alain Ménard, Green Beaver’s Co-founder and CEO, and Christine Campbell, Interim Executive Director with Crossroads. In February 2016, Papillon MDC Inc. embarked on a journey with Crossroads International to design a mentor-mentee training program to optimize women entrepreneurship […]

You Are Now An Executive! Are You Ready To Manage Dual Roles?

Let’s get something straight: Being an Executive comes with new responsibilities and commitments. Some may be familiar and others will become obvious in the days, weeks, and months to come. In no time, you will realize the challenge of managing your dual role: You are NOW the most senior representative of your Business unit AND […]

Focused Attention: The Path Toward Integrity

I choose kindness whenever it is possible. It is always possible. I choose to see more than the bad choices people make in their lives. They are more than just their bad choices. I choose to see more than what is obvious to the person in front of me. People are more than the sum […]