OUR MISSION

The OLA Bamboo family is made up of three young entrepreneurs who want to make a real difference for the planet. Everyone knows that plastic causes devastation to the environment — especially for marine life! The Internet and social media are full of heartbreaking photos that show the terrible effects that plastics have on nature. But what can we actually do to change things? This is where the idea came about.To make a real difference, you need to start by taking small steps. Our journey began with the bamboo toothbrush because toothbrushes are something that we all use in our daily lives, and which are (almost) always plastic. But we didn’t want to stop there! Tons of utilitarian objects are disposable and tremendously polluting.

So, we started making other eco-friendly products like bamboo utensils and straws, bamboo makeup remover pads, eco-friendly dental floss and a lot more!

Dragon (the Quebec version of Dragon’s Den) on May 22, 2017. That appearance really helped us get the word out about our eco-friendly toothbrushes. OLA Bamboo is more than a brand, it’s a lifestyle.

Let’s reduce our environmental footprint together by eliminating plastic waste and planting trees! Because buying OLA Bamboo also means contributing to the planting of thousands of trees in Quebec through Compensation CO2.

Becoming eco-responsible takes a few simple steps and that’s what we propose. Join the OLA Bamboo journey!

Together, for an eco-friendly lifestyle!

OUR MISSION

The OLA Bamboo family is made up of three young entrepreneurs who want to make a real difference for the planet. Everyone knows that plastic causes devastation to the environment — especially for marine life! The Internet and social media are full of heartbreaking photos that show the terrible effects that plastics have on nature. But what can we actually do to change things? This is where the idea came about.

To make a real difference, you need to start by taking small steps. Our journey began with the bamboo toothbrush because toothbrushes are something that we all use in our daily lives, and which are (almost) always plastic. But we didn’t want to stop there! Tons of utilitarian objects are disposable and tremendously polluting.

So we started making OLA Bamboo wooden utensils and bamboo straws. Tons and tons of plastic will thus avoid ending up in nature every year.

Our journey in this business has been full of surprises! You might have seen us on the CBC show Dans l’œil du Dragon (the Quebec version of Dragon’s Den) on May 22, 2017.

That appearance really helped us get the word out about our eco-friendly toothbrushes. OLA Bamboo is more than a brand, it’s a lifestyle.

Let’s reduce our environmental footprint together by eliminating plastic waste and planting trees! Because buying OLA Bamboo also means contributing to the planting of thousands of trees in Quebec through Compensation CO2.

Becoming eco-responsible takes a few simple steps and that’s what we propose. Join the OLA Bamboo journey!

Together, for an eco-friendly lifestyle!

JEAN-PHILIPPE BERGERON

President

From a young age, Jean-Philippe always had many passions, including politics, history, horticulture, entrepreneurship, and the outdoors. His varied interests led him to work on many different projects and business ideas, some more eccentric than realistic.

After completing a Bachelor’s degree in communications, he worked in politics for a few years and then returned to school. He then completed a second Bachelor’s degree in Education at the University of Ottawa. Against all expectations, he ended up launching an entrepreneurial career by establishing OLA Bamboo with his wife Vicky and his friend Simon-Pier.

Jean-Philippe is proud to work at a company that allows him to combine his many passions and that contributes to making a real impact in the community.

You can reach him at jpbergeron@olabamboo.com

VICKY JODRY

VP Marketing

Vicky began her career in 2003 as a radio host, a profession she pursued all over Quebec for around fifteen years.

Since January 2019, she has been working full-time at OLA Bamboo Inc, a company she founded in 2016 with her husband Jean-Philippe Bergeron and their partner Simon-Pier Ouellet.

In her view, ‘going green’ is an essential shift that involves a host of small, simple actions. Not everyone can afford to change everything overnight… But everyone can make a difference by making small incremental changes.

It’s Vicky who responds on social media and it’s to her that media requests, whether for interviews or advertising, should be put.

You can reach her at vjodry@olabamboo.com

SIMON-PIER OUELLET

Vice-President

Simon-Pier worked as a journalist for nearly 10 years in the Outaouais region for a local television station.

Having nurtured a dream of starting a business for several years, he launched OLA Bamboo with his two friends in 2016. Since the fall of 2018, he has been working full-time on various management tasks within the company.

He takes great pride in contributing to the reduction of plastic waste in the environment, while at the same time contributing to the Canadian economy.

You can reach him at spouellet@olabamboo.com

JEAN-PHILIPPE BERGERON

President

From a young age, Jean-Philippe always had many passions, including politics, history, horticulture, entrepreneurship, and the outdoors. His varied interests led him to work on many different projects and business ideas, some more eccentric than realistic.

After completing a Bachelor’s degree in communications, he worked in politics for a few years and then returned to school. He then completed a second Bachelor’s degree in Education at the University of Ottawa. Against all expectations, he ended up launching an entrepreneurial career by establishing OLA Bamboo with his wife Vicky and his friend Simon-Pier.

Jean-Philippe is proud to work at a company that allows him to combine his many passions and that contributes to making a real impact in the community.

You can reach him at jpbergeron@olabamboo.com

VICKY JODRY

VP Marketing

Vicky began her career in 2003 as a radio host, a profession she pursued all over Quebec for around fifteen years.

Since January 2019, she has been working full-time at OLA Bamboo Inc, a company she founded in 2016 with her husband Jean-Philippe Bergeron and their partner Simon-Pier Ouellet.

In her view, ‘going green’ is an essential shift that involves a host of small, simple actions. Not everyone can afford to change everything overnight… But everyone can make a difference by making small incremental changes.

It’s Vicky who responds on social media and it’s to her that media requests, whether for interviews or advertising, should be put.

You can reach her at vjodry@olabamboo.com

SIMON-PIER OUELLET

Vice-President

Simon-Pier worked as a journalist for nearly 10 years in the Outaouais region for a local television station.

Having nurtured a dream of starting a business for several years, he launched OLA Bamboo with his two friends in 2016. Since the fall of 2018, he has been working full-time on various management tasks within the company.

He takes great pride in contributing to the reduction of plastic waste in the environment, while at the same time contributing to the Canadian economy.

You can reach him at spouellet@olabamboo.com