From Canada

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. 

From Canada

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. 

Our commitment

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!

Our commitment

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!

Social Economy

For OLA Bamboo, social involvement is integral to the company’s mission. That is why we do business with Re-Source Intégration, a social economy enterprise based in Gatineau that employs over a hundred people with disabilities, such as intellectual disabilities, physical limitations and mental disorders.

When you place an order on our website, they are the ones who prepare your package. They also handle shipments at the various points of sale and even assemble some of our products. We are proud to work with this wonderful team.

Social Economy

For OLA Bamboo, social involvement is integral to the company’s mission. That is why we do business with Re-Source Intégration, a social economy enterprise based in Gatineau that employs over a hundred people with disabilities, such as intellectual disabilities, physical limitations and mental disorders.

When you place an order on our website, they are the ones who prepare your package. They also handle shipments at the various points of sale and even assemble some of our products. We are proud to work with this wonderful team.

Planting Trees

When you purchase an OLA Bamboo product, you are helping Compensation CO2 Québec plant trees. For us, reducing our carbon footprint and benefitting the health of our beautiful planet is crucial. Since the beginning of this venture, over 2,000 trees have been planted in Notre-Dame-des-Bois and another 1,000 in Stratford, Quebec—thanks to you!

Planting Trees

When you purchase an OLA Bamboo product, you are helping Compensation CO2 Québec plant trees. For us, reducing our carbon footprint and benefitting the health of our beautiful planet is crucial. Since the beginning of this venture, over 2,000 trees have been planted in Notre-Dame-des-Bois and another 1,000 in Stratford, Quebec—thanks to you!

Three thousand trees cover the emissions from 375 Montréal-Paris round-trip flights. In other words, during their growth, these trees will capture an amount of carbon equivalent to that emitted by 130 cars—every year! And that’s just the beginning.

In addition, we created a contest for Earth Day 2019: a draw for trees to plant in your yard. Five winners across Canada had the good fortune of choosing a new tree. And we have a ton of other ideas.

Three thousand trees cover the emissions from 375 Montréal-Paris round-trip flights. In other words, during their growth, these trees will capture an amount of carbon equivalent to that emitted by 130 cars—every year! And that’s just the beginning.

In addition, we created a contest for Earth Day 2019: a draw for trees to plant in your yard. Five winners across Canada had the good fortune of choosing a new tree. And we have a ton of other ideas.

Donations

Since OLA Bamboo’s beginnings, we have made numerous donations to various organizations for fundraising events or volunteer tourism. Notably, we donated 1,500 toothbrushes to the Salvation Army Canada in Toronto and 3,000 toothbrushes and 400 zero waste kits for the Association québécoise pour l’Avancement des Nations Unies-Haïti.

Donations

Since OLA Bamboo’s beginnings, we have made numerous donations to various organizations for fundraising events or volunteer tourism. Notably, we donated 1,500 toothbrushes to the Salvation Army Canada in Toronto and 3,000 toothbrushes and 400 zero waste kits for the Association québécoise pour l’Avancement des Nations Unies-Haïti.

Together, for an eco-friendly lifestyle!

OLA Bamboo, it’s more than a brand, it’s a lifestyle. Let’s reduce our environmental footprint together by eliminating plastic waste and planting trees! 

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!

OLA Bamboo, it’s more than a brand, it’s a lifestyle. Let’s reduce our environmental footprint together by eliminating plastic waste and planting trees! 

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

JEAN-PHILIPPE BERGERON

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

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

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

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

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

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