Together for 60 years

 

Together

Sixty years ago, the bold idea of giving materials a second life led to the creation of a company that respects nature: Cascades. 

Thousands of Cascaders and their partners have since shaped the company’s history and developed it to its full potential. Together. Looking beyond the risks. Forging our own path. Showcasing Cascades as an immense source of possibilities. 

Together, we remember. 
Together, we celebrate. 
Together, we innovate. 
Together, we shine with pride. 
Together, we excel. 
Together, we create. 
Together, we are committed.
Together, we respect.

Together

Sixty years ago, the bold idea of giving materials a second life led to the creation of a company that respects nature: Cascades. 

Thousands of Cascaders and their partners have since shaped the company’s history and developed it to its full potential. Together. Looking beyond the risks. Forging our own path. Showcasing Cascades as an immense source of possibilities. 

Together, we remember. 
Together, we celebrate. 
Together, we innovate. 
Together, we shine with pride. 
Together, we excel. 
Together, we create. 
Together, we are committed.
Together, we respect.

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Our History

Our story is also the story of 10,000 talents. Thanks to the combination of three brothers' vision and the exceptional work of thousands of Cascaders, the Lemaire family's daring gamble has turned into a great adventure that has now lasted for 60 years.

Learn more about Cascades' exceptional history 
 

Together, we are committed.

60 steps to drive positive change


This initiative is an opportunity to carry out our employees' ideas for integrating better environmental or social practices into their workplace. Selected projects receive financial support and coaching from our sustainability team. We have one year to complete 60 of them!

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Cascades, proud partner of Mission 1000 tonnes

Cascades is proud to support the Mission 1000 tonnes ambassador program; a unique network of motivated volunteers based mainly in Canada, but also present elsewhere in the world. These volunteers devote their time to spreading the word about the Mission and conducting chores to keep our rivers, lakes, shores, banks, parks and green spaces free of waste.

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Inauguration of Cascades clothing thrift store

For 36 years now, employees have been able to shop, with an allotted budget, at the Cascaderie, a store selling clothing and promotional items with the company's image. While the exchange of clothing and embroidered items used to take place informally between colleagues, it is now possible on a larger scale thanks to the Cas-Friperie, where employees are encouraged to leave a donation in exchange for their find to finance two of our causes, the Charles-Bruneau Foundation and Centraide.

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Launch of a 5ᵗʰ cohort of The Go Effect

This program, destined for all employees, aims to better integrate physical activity into their lifestyle habits. The volunteers, grouped in teams of seven, will activate themselves for nine weeks with the aim of taking 7,000 steps daily, either by walking or through any other physical activity. This year, over 1,500 people are taking part in The Go Effect - a record number!

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Together, we shine with pride.

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Murals to brighten up our facilities and their neighbourhood


 The creation of murals on some of our plants, whose walls will become canvases on which local artists can express their art, will beautify the location and benefit the whole community. Together, the 10,000 Cascaders across North America will remember their history, which allows them to move confidently into the future.  

This initiative will begin in the spring of 2024. Stay tuned to see the results.

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The Builders' Bridge illuminated

In 2014, on Cascades' 50th anniversary festivities, the Company offered the community of Kingsey Falls the Builders' Bridge. For the 60th anniversary, we decided to further embellish this important legacy by illuminating it. Our horticulture and services teams have done a remarkable job to showcase this magnificent work.

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Statues to honour Laurent and Alain Lemaire

In the early 2000s, a bronze statue was built in Kingsey Falls in honour of Bernard Lemaire and the rich legacy he left by founding Cascades. In 2024, it will be Laurent and Alain Lemaire's turn to see their own statue join that of their brother. The impressive result will be unveiled in the coming year.

Together, we celebrate our successes.

3-60 Challenge: Employee families come together for a cause


Cascades has a 60-year history thanks to the loyalty and dedication of the thousands of Cascaders who have poured their hearts and souls into this ambitious project. Cascades is as much a story of three brothers as it is a story of countless other families from near and far who, for generations, have enabled it to thrive. 


3-60 Challenge is a mini-series in which three employee families complete three 60-second challenges, one related to history and two others related to Cascades products and sustainability. Their goal: work together to raise money for a cause of their choice, reflecting Cascades’ ongoing involvement in the communities in which it operates.

Challenge 60: Best of

View the best moments of the Challenge 60, in which three employee families try to raise money for a cause close to their hearts.

The Darocha family


The Darocha family includes Lucio, Paul (brother) and Christopher Darocha (nephew), as well as Andrew Dicceco (nephew). Representing Ontario, they have nearly 57 years of combined experience with Cascades. 

Cause supported: The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)

The Dion family


The Dion family includes Nicolas, Eric (brother), Pierre-Luc (brother) and Olivier Dion (cousin), as well as Mélanie Lamothe (sister-in-law) and Martin Champagne (uncle). They’re representing Québec, especially the Kingsey Falls area. 

Cause supported: Heart and Stroke Foundation of the Canada

The Scali Family


The Scali family includes Crystal and Nicholas Scali (son), and Crystal Boardwick (daughter). Together, they’re representing the United States. 

Cause supported: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
 
 

Together, we respect your true nature.

For now 60 years, we've been giving our Cascaders the chance to be themselves. Respecting their true nature gives them the opportunity to let their very best shine through. To offer them a place to evolve and be dedicated. To work in a stable environment rich in human experiences.
 

Choose Cascades

Pia-Maria Dorcal

Représentante des ventes

« Dès mon entrée chez Cascades, il y a 24 ans déjà, les gens m’ont fait confiance et mon avis était pris en considération, alors que j’avais très peu d’expérience. Cela a beaucoup développé ma confiance en moi et j’ai pu prendre en main des défis de plus en plus grands! Je suis fière de pouvoir travailler pour une entreprise, d’abord locale, qui a su faire sa marque à l’international. »

Philippe Hamel

Opérateur, enrouleuse

« Chez nous, Cascades, c’est une histoire de famille de génération en génération. Étant natifs de Kingsey Falls, tous les membres de ma famille y ont travaillé. Mon arrière-grand-père et mon grand-père Dédé ont même travaillé pour la Dominion Paper Cie, avant que les frères Lemaire l’achètent. J’ai aussi eu la chance de travailler avec mon père, mes oncles et mon frère dans la même usine. En tout cas, dans les soupers de famille, le sujet est souvent Cascades et la machine à papier. »

Pia-Maria Dorcal

Représentante des ventes

« Dès mon entrée chez Cascades, il y a 24 ans déjà, les gens m’ont fait confiance et mon avis était pris en considération, alors que j’avais très peu d’expérience. Cela a beaucoup développé ma confiance en moi et j’ai pu prendre en main des défis de plus en plus grands! Je suis fière de pouvoir travailler pour une entreprise, d’abord locale, qui a su faire sa marque à l’international. »

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Together for 60 years

Sixty years ago, the bold idea of giving materials a second life led to the creation of a company that respects nature: Cascades. 

Thousands of Cascaders and their partners have since shaped the company’s history and developed it to its full potential. Together. Looking beyond the risks. Forging our own path. Showcasing Cascades as an immense source of possibilities. 

More about our 60th anniversary