Ubisoft Montreal is renowned as a creative force in videogame development. Creativity being a core value, the studio encourages Montreal’s cultural ecosystem by offering its financial and logistical support to emerging cultural events, whether in visual arts, cinema or music.
Ubisoft Montreal has been located in the Mile-End since 1997. In the past 15 years, the studio has built relationships with different community institutions in the neighborhood. Created in 2004, the Ubi-Aide committee strives to facilitate the interactions with these organizations and coordinate the studio’s various fundraisers.
C2-MTL is a completely new kind of annual global conference, one that explores the relationship between commerce and creativity and its potential to redefine business. This immersive three-day event showcases the value of using both the left and right sides of our brains to optimize our thinking potential, and offers participants practical advice and work tools to apply this integrated thinking approach to business.
Since its inception in 1996, Fantasia has been recognized as a leader in the genre film scene and one of the country’s most popular film festivals. With diverse programming and a focus on imaginative cinema, Fantasia’s offering ranges from unique and powerful personal visions to international commercial crowd-pleasers rarely seen in North America. Ubisoft has co-presented the festival since 2003.
POP Montreal champions independence in the arts by presenting emerging and celebrated artistic talents from around the world. Delivering a bold cross-section of art forms and events, the festival includes symposium discussions, artisan and visual art exhibitions, fashion shows, ﬁlm screenings, etc. Ubisoft has been supporting POP Montreal since 2005.
The studio is located in the Mile-End, the neighborhood with the highest concentration of artists in Canada. Ubisoft Montreal, in collaboration with the Centre Clark, participates in the promotion of the sector by offering its support to the Ateliers porte ouvertes, a free activity giving access to over a hundred studios in the neighborhood.
When setting up the Club, Daniel Germain’s goal was to give all children the chance to receive a healthy breakfast before starting school. Ubisoft Montreal has been organizing fundraisers for the Club since 2009. 30 employees also volunteer for the organization and serve breakfast to kids in disadvantaged neighborhoods every week.
Since the summer of 2010, Ubisoft Montreal has been offering concerts on its private terrace. Malajube, Mara Tremblay and Philippe B, among others, have offered shows on the the studio’s beautiful rooftop terrace.
Équiterre’s consulting, awareness-raising and research projects offer concrete solutions to promote human and environmental health, social justice and community development at home and abroad. They also advocate publicly on environmental and social issues, encouraging decision makers to adopt laws and practices that will contribute to a society that is sustainable and fair. Ubisoft is a corporate drop-off point for the biological farmer’s baskets.
Ubisoft Montreal is involved in many causes and encourages organizations who count, partially or entirely, on public donations to fund their activities. Since the number of requests is high and Ubisoft Montreal cannot possibly answer them all, the studio has written a policy to frame the selection and the conduct of its donations and sponsorships.