Jimmy Vigneux
speakertrainer, co-founder and mission manager of Mission 1000 Tonnes

Co-founder and mission leader of Mission 1000 tonnes, Jimmy Vigneux, speaker, has over 15 years' experience in organization management, local development and community mobilization. A graduate in political communications and climate change, Mr. Vigneux is also a professional photographer who has taken part in a number of humanitarian missions. A father of three, he is actively involved in the community to implement actions linked to local consumption, sustainable development, citizen mobilization and international cooperation.

Jimmy Vigneux's lectures and training workshops:

  • Duration: approximately 60 minutes, adaptable.
  • Workshop: 2 to 6 hours, depending on your needs, tailor-made.
  • Conferences available in French only.
  • A preparatory call is planned in order to select and adapt the content of the conference.

Bringing about change

New ideas are at the heart of innovation, business development and social change. But for an idea to take hold, change must happen. Leaders are needed to embody these new ideas, and these leaders must be able to rally people around these new ideas.

Through the success stories of Mission 1000 tonnes and the development of the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve district, Jimmy Vigneux, speaker will explain how he has mobilized tens of thousands of people for change through his various projects.

Taking action to save the planet...why, how...is it too late? 

The environmental crisis is becoming increasingly acute. What really awaits us in the next few years? How will our lives be affected? Every individual, every company and every organization can make a difference.

Jimmy Vigneux explains the latest scientific facts and how each individual can make a real difference, just as he has succeeded in mobilizing tens of thousands of people to protect the planet with just one Facebook page.

If no one does it, I'll do it! Instructions for changing the world.

When we look at the planet's environmental situation, everyone agrees that change is needed. But how do we bring about collective change? How do you convince everyone to act together? Using the success story of Mission 1000 tonnes, Jimmy Vigneux, speaker, will give you an overview of the current situation of the planet and its oceans, and reveal the keys to success, so that each individual can become an agent of change. The world needs change leaders, and not just in the environment, but also in your company, your personal life, your community, etc. Come and discover how to harness your potential to make a difference.

How to bring out the DNA of your community through territorial marketing and community mobilisation

(Conference tailor-made for Chambers of Commerce and municipalities)

Stimulate local purchasing through pride! Attracting visitors through authenticity and uniqueness! These are just some of the challenges to which territorial marketing seeks to provide solutions. Today, every town, village and commercial thoroughfare must define its own personality if it is to stand out from the crowd. Online commerce, citizen mobility, social networks and large-scale shopping centers have completely changed the way downtown and artery businesses do business. The positioning and development of the Hochelaga district in Montreal's east end is a great success story. Jimmy Vigneux, speaker, will take a closer look at the strategy implemented in Hochelaga, highlighting the success factors required to develop an effective territorial marketing and community mobilization strategy.

Jimmy Vigneux offers various training courses tailored to your needs.

Here are some of the training titles he can develop with you.

Training on team mobilisation and change management:

  • Together we will change the world: how to mobilise for change

See all our training courses on team mobilisation.
See all our training courses on change management.

Biography of Jimmy Vigneux :

Jimmy Vigneux, speaker, holds degrees in political communications and climate change. For over 15 years, he has headed various local development organizations and social economy enterprises. From 2015 to 2022, he was General Manager of the Société de développement commercial (SDC) Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, an organization bringing together more than 300 neighborhood businesses, where he made major changes. Also an entrepreneur, he was a professional photographer for several years, taking part in humanitarian missions in different parts of the world. Thanks to his inspiring career path, he was selected to take part in the Canada C3 expedition in 2017.

Concerned about the future of our planet, Mr. Vigneux has been involved with environmental organizations for many years. In particular, he trained in India with Al Gore to become an ambassador for Climate Reality Canada. In 2018, Jimmy Vigneux, speaker, co-founded Mission 1000 tonnes, which was selected as one of the promising projects in the world to participate in the Youth Leadership Summit in Bali, won numerous awards including the "Demain le Québec" grand prize awarded by the David Suzuki Foundation for the "greenest and most committed" project of 2018, and was awarded the National Assembly medal in 2022. An entrepreneur at heart, in 2022 he left his management duties to work full-time on Mission 1000 tonnes, with the aim of raising awareness of the need to protect the planet.


  • Environment
  • Change management
  • Internet & social networks
  • Team mobilisation
  • Corporate responsibility
  • Marketing
  • Living together


  • Wireless headset
  • Small table or lectern (to hold notes and water bottle)
  • Laptop computer
  • Projector & screen

Jimmy Vigneux in conference:

Watch the excerpt of Jimmy's talk presented at our VITRINE OF speakerson June 6, 2019 at the Château Fontaine Vineyard in St-Hyacinte:

Interviews with Jimmy Vigneux :

Interview with Jimmy Vigneux: 3 tips for a young person

Full interview on PROFIL DE SUCCÈS (Fall 2018).