A Journey
that Transforms

Originally, a Journey

Madagascar

Village Monde was founded in 2010 to encourage wealth-generating initiatives in remote communities. Through the development of economic, social and environmental micro-projects that promote local entrepreneurship, communities acquire the means to improve their living conditions. The resulting prospect of a better future and a sustainable escape from poverty irreversibly reduces the rural exodus.

In 2015, thanks to the discovery of local initiatives in Madagascar and Senegal (Casamance), Village Monde turned to sustainable tourism in remote areas as an inclusive development tool that respects ecosystems and is economically and socially viable. This form of tourism values the authenticity of greetings, encounter and exchanges between communities and travellers while creating positive local spin-offs on a social, economic and environmental level.

Starting in 2017, Village Monde focuses on developing a platform connecting sustainable tourism initiatives to international travelers. This led in 2019 to the launch the collaborative platform Vaolo inc., a social innovation company.

Social Innovation to Make a Difference

Village Monde aims to become a laboratory for social innovation in the sustainable tourism sector. As such, the organization makes itself available to develop new tools and provide support to communities that wish to undertake. This support takes the form of sharing know-how with communities, assisting with structuring projects, developing complete sustainable tourism ecosystems and local micro-economy circuits, and local micro-economy circuits, and reducing the digital gap.

With Vaolo’s support, Village Monde helps strengthen and promote on an international scale community-based initiatives in more remote areas or areas outside the traditional tourism, economic circuits, and connects these communities to the larger traveler market.

To carry out its interventions, Village Monde relies on civic engagement, which includes raising travelers’ awareness.

Madagascar

In Local Communities

Formation

Training and Awareness

We are present to build the capacity of local communities, especially women and youth, in micro-entrepreneurship, tourism professions and sustainable tourism.

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Certify

We support local communities in structuring their tourism offer, including accommodation and activities, and then certify them in accordance with our sustainability label.

Connect

In collaboration with the platform Vaolo, we network and promote these village-based tourism initiatives to connect local communities with travelers seeking meaningful experiences.

Travelers' Commitment

Choose

To be aware that our passage has an impact and take wise decisions to make it positive.

Meet and Respect

To be tolerant of differences, open to new experiences and authentic in our exchanges.

Share

To inspire others to become involved in a movement that supports responsible and sustainable initiatives.

Being Part of a Whole

Acting and engaging with others, building relationships that strengthen our capacity of action and the positive impact on the communities with which we collaborate. These are elements that are part of our DNA!

  • Village Monde is a member of the Association Québécoise des Organismes de Coopération Internationale (AQOCI), the Association de Tourisme Durable du Québec, the Association pour un Tourisme Équitable et Solidaire (ATES) and collaborates with educational institutions such as universities, research chairs and CEGEPs on themes like sustainable and international development, eco-counseling, payments for ecosystem services and various other student projects.
  • Village Monde is also recognized as an INGO by Organisation internationale de la Francophonie and is accredited « 1% for the planet ».
  • Village Monde also relies on the support of some fifty volunteers to help the organization carry out its mission.
Madagascar

Discover the Team

A team of passionate and committed people who share a spirit of discovery and are eager to create positive change for communities and the planet.

Tanya
Lécuyer
General Manager

“Voyager vous laisse d’abord sans voix, avant de vous transformer en conteur.”

Ibn Battuta

Émilie
Couillard
Chargée de projet

«Sois le changement que tu veux voir dans le monde.»

Gandhi

Catherine
Frenette
Project Manager

“Voir le monde de ses yeux est mille fois mieux que n’importe quel rêve.”

Ray Bradbury

Charles
Mony
Founder

“Les fous ouvrent des voies qu’empruntent ensuite les sages.”

Carlo Dossi

Isabelle
Vitte
Founder

“Veux tu vivre heureux? Voyage avec deux sacs: un pour donner, un pour recevoir.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Claudia
Vachon
Project Manager

“La vie a beaucoup plus d’imagination que nous.”

François Truffaut

Romane
Pelletier
Communication

“Les étoiles sont éclairées pour que chacun puisse un jour retrouver la sienne.”

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Rachel
Antoni
Sustainable development

“Je suis le maître de mon destin et le capitaine de mon âme.”

Nelson Mandela

Blandine
Antonietti
Communication

“Voyager sans rencontrer l’autre ce n’est pas voyager, c’est se déplacer.”

Alexandra David Neel

Stéphanie
Gravel-Couture
Tourism and Environment

“L’avenir appartient à ceux qui croient à la beauté de leurs rêves.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

Marylou
Champion
Communication

«Un voyage se mesure mieux en amis plutôt qu’en miles.»

Tim Cahill

Amélie
Jetté-Masse
Project Manager

“Une destination n’est jamais un lieu, mais une nouvelle façon de voir les choses.”

Henry Miller

Guillaume
Dartigue
Explorations

“Je n’ai pas encore été partout, mais c’est sur ma liste.”

Susan Sontag

 

Lucas
Riojo
Explorations

“Si vous pensez que vous êtes trop petit pour changer quoi que ce soit, essayez donc de dormir avec un moustique dans votre chambre.”

Dalai Lama

Noémie
Boulanger
Tourism and Environment

“Si nous prenons la nature pour guide, nous ne nous égarerons jamais.”

Cicéron

Marjorie
Lebeuf-Binette
Project Manager

“Vous ne pourrez jamais traverser l’océan si vous n’avez pas le courage de perdre de vue le rivage.”

Christophe Colomb

Francis
Lavoie
Community & Experience

Discover the Administrators

Village Monde is enriched by a board of directors composed of members from various backgrounds, all driven by the same values.

Charles
Mony
President
Joanie
St-Pierre
Administrator
André
Couture
Administrator
Isabelle
Vitte
Treasurer
Jean-Sébastien
Noël
Administrator
Hélène
Philion
Administrator
Denis
Ricard
Administrator
Clément
Guimond
Administrator
Tanya
Lécuyer
General Manager
François
Diguer
Administrator

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