Candidates selected following the call for nominations




LOUISE CHABOT
Age: 61
St-Mathieu-du-Parc, Québec
Director since September 28, 2013
INDEPENDENCE STATUS: 
Not independent 
AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
•Services/Social Economy
•Governance/Board of Directors
•Strategic planning
•Training/Education
•Human resources
•Pension Plans/RRSPs/Savings
•Government and stakeholder relations



 
Background – Bio
Louise Chabot has been President of the Centrale des syndicats du Québec (CSQ) since 2012, where she also held, between 2000 and 2012, the positions of Third Vice-President and Executive Vice-President. A nurse by training, she was the union delegate of her local unit at the Centre hospitalier Saint-Joseph de Trois-Rivières from 1981 to 1985 before becoming President of the Syndicat professionnel des infirmières et infirmiers de Trois-Rivières, a position she held from 1985 to 1988. She was the founding president of the Union québécoise des infirmières et infirmiers (UQII-CSQ), the first nursing federation affiliated with a central labour body. She held that office from 1988 to 2000.

In addition to a diploma in nursing techniques from the Cégep Lévis-Lauzon, Ms. Chabot holds a Bachelor’s degree in legal sciences from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). Her professional responsibilities have included managing complex issues involving relations with other unions, public policies, pay equity and the status of women.

Socio-economic involvement 
Ms. Chabot is a member of the Commission des partenaires du marché du travail and of the Comité consultatif du travail et de la main-d'oeuvre. She was Vice-President of the Conseil de la famille et de l’enfance. For the past 30 years, she has held various union positions (secretary, treasurer, vice-president and president), including 17 years as a member of the executive board of the CSQ.

Role as member of the Fonds’ Board of Directors and its governing bodies (if any)

Director

Other external directorships 
None





 
     
 
ANOUK COLLET
Age: 48
Laval, Québec
Director since November 29, 2013
INDEPENDENCE STATUS: 
Not independent
AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
•Services/Consumerism/ Culture/Social economics
•Governance/Board of Directors
•Training/Education
•Strategic planning
•Human resources
•Pension plans/RRSPs/Savings

 
Background – Bio
Anouk Collet has been Executive Assistant to the National President of UFCW Canada (United Food and Commercial Workers Union) since May 2016 and is Vice-President, FTQ. Prior to that, from 2008 to 2016, she was the Regional Director (Québec) and national representative for UFCW Canada and, from 2001 to 2008, she was Coordinator of the UFCW legal department of local 500. She began her career as assistant to the Canadian Director of UNITE (Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees), a position that she held from 1997 to 2001.

Ms. Collet has a law degree from Université de Montréal, and is a member of the Barreau du Québec. She also has a Master’s degree in Industrial Relations. Ms. Collet is a member of the Chambre de la sécurité financière and is a certified corporate director.

Socio-economic involvement 
Actively engaged in the community, Anouk Collet represents the FTQ on the Commission des partenaires du marché du travail, a provincial consultation body comprised of representatives of various public and private sector organizations dedicated to improving the efficiency of the labour market and overcoming its many challenges. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada since 2012, and is a member of its Governance Committee. 

Role as member of the Fonds’ Board of Directors and its governing bodies (if any)
Member of the Investment Committee – New Economy Sector

Other external directorships 
Member, Board of Directors of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada 


 
     
 
CHANTAL DONALDSON
Age: 46
Chelsea, Québec
INDEPENDENCE STATUS: 
Independent
AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
•Governance/Board of Directors
•Entrepreneurship/
Business management
•Finance/Accounting
 
Background – Bio
Chantal Donaldson has been a self-employed litigator for over 22 years. She represents taxpayers seeking to challenge fiscal audit findings and tax assessments. She started her career in law at the ministère des Ressources naturelles. 

Ms. Donaldson obtained a degree in civil law from the University of Ottawa in 1993. She then became a member of the Barreau du Québec in 1994. Between 1993 and 1999, she completed various graduate courses in accounting and fiscal studies at HEC Montréal. 

Socio-economic involvement 
Ms. Donaldson is a member of the Board of Directors of the Barreau de l’Outaouais and its senior counsel. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Programme d'aide aux membres du Barreau du Québec (PAMBA), a support program for members suffering from alcoholism, substance abuse, stress and any other mental health issues. Ms. Donaldson is also actively involved as a volunteer in various sports and afterschool activities. 

Role as member of the Fonds’ Board of Directors and its governing bodies (if any)
N/A

Other external directorships 
Member, Board of Directors of the Barreau de l’Outaouais
Member, Board of Directors of PAMBA



     
 
RANÇOIS ÉMOND
Age: 60
Québec City, Québec
INDEPENDENCE STATUS:
Independent
AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
•Services/Consumerism/ Culture/Social economics
•Local and regional development
•Social Responsibility/
Sustainability
 
Background – Bio 
François Émond has been retired since April 2017. Prior to his retirement, he was a social-economic research and planning officer – expert level at the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec from 2016 to 2017, and at the ministère du Conseil exécutif from 2013 to 2016. Between 1991 and 2013, he was a social-economic research and planning officer within various government entities, such as the ministère de la Santé et des services sociaux, Emploi Québec and the Commission de la santé et la sécurité au travail.

Mr. Émond holds a bachelor’s degree in administration from the Université Laval. In 1985, he obtained a graduate degree in International Development and Cooperation from the University of Ottawa. Between 1990 and 1993, he completed various courses at the École nationale d’administration publique in public program assessment and project management. 

Socio-economic involvement 
Mr. Émond is highly involved with the Syndicat de professionnelles et professionnels du gouvernement du Québec, as a union delegate and representative. He volunteers with the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Québec and Opération Enfant Soleil. He has also been involved with managing the electoral process at the federal, provincial and municipal levels. 

Role as member of the Fonds’ Board of Directors and its governing bodies (if any)
N/A



     
 
PIERRE HAMEL
Age: 55
Boucherville, Québec
INDEPENDENCE STATUS:
Independent
AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
•Financial institutions
•Governance/Board of Directors
•Finance/Accounting/
Business valuation
•Strategic planning
•Financial markets
•Pension Plans/RRSPs/Savings
 
Background – Bio 
Mr. Hamel is retired and has been a consultant since 2015. He has many years of experience in the financial services sector. From 2012 to 2015, he was Senior Vice President at Arch Re Europe, a reinsurance company based in Ireland. From 2009 to 2012, he acted as senior supervisor at the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions of Canada. Between 1991 and 2009, he held various positions at Groupe Optimum, including General Manager, Executive Vice President, Treasurer and Senior Vice President. He started his career in 1988 as an actuary in Switzerland with Winterthur, a Swiss insurance company. 

Mr. Hamel completed a bachelor’s degree in actuarial sciences at the Université Laval in 1983. In 1984, he became an associate of the Society of Actuaries. He graduated from the Collège des administrateurs de sociétés in 2008.

Socio-economic involvement 
Mr. Hamel has been involved with various youth organizations, including scouts and AAA basketball teams. He has participated on several occasions in Christmas food basket drives. He is currently a member of the Boucherville curling club and power walking club. He has been a member of various organizations, such as the Club économique France-Québec, the Montréal Chamber of Commerce and several actuarial committees. 

Role as member of the Fonds’ Board of Directors and its governing bodies (if any)
N/A

Other external directorships
Member, Board of Directors, Organisme d’autoréglementation du courtage immobilier du Québec (OACIQ) 
Member, Board of Directors of the Universitas Foundation



     
 
KATERI LEFEBVRE
Age: 55
Laval, Québec
Director since September 17, 2016
INDEPENDENCE STATUS: 
Not independent
AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
•Local and regional development
•Social Responsibility/
Sustainability
•Training/Education
•Pension Plans
 
Background – Bio
Kateri Lefebvre has been Executive Director of the Syndicat des employées et employés professionnels-les et de bureau (SEPB-Québec) since August 2016. She had previously held the positions of Assistant Executive Director, since March 2014, and Vice-President FTQ. From 1985 to 2014, she held the position of union advisor at SEPB – Québec. She has extensive labour relations experience in negotiating collective agreements and defending workers' rights before various adjudication bodies.

Ms. Lefebvre obtained a degree in industrial relations from Université de Montréal in 1984.

Socio-economic involvement
Ms. Lefebvre heads SEPB-Québec's Committee on the Status of Women. She has always been involved in defending workers' rights in a union context. She was a member of the Board of Directors of Garderie Le Hêtre from 1992 to 1996, where she held the offices of Vice-President and, subsequently, President. 

Role as member of the Fonds’ Board of Directors and its governing bodies (if any)
Director

Other external directorships
None



     
 
YVES OUELLET
Age: 56
Repentigny, Québec
Director since
March 16, 2011
INDEPENDENCE STATUS: 
Not independent 
AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
•Entrepreneurship/
Business management
•Strategic planning
•Training
•Pension Plans
•Social Responsibility/Social Economy

 
Background – Bio
Yves Ouellet has been the General Manager of FTQ-Construction since 2010 and is First Vice President of the FTQ. He began his career in the construction industry in the 1980s installing flexible floor covering. In 1997, he was elected President and General Manager of the Fraternité nationale des poseurs de systèmes intérieurs, revêtements souples et parqueteurs-sableurs (local 2366). He was also Financial Secretary of FTQ-Construction from 2002 to 2005 and Vice-President from 2008 to 2010.

Mr. Ouellet received administration training from the Association de la construction du Québec. He is a member of the Board and a member of the Budget Committee, Audit Committee and the Project Immobilier Bourdages Committee of the Commission des normes, de l’équité et de la santé et sécurité au travail. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Institut de recherche en santé et sécurité au travail, a member of the Board of Directors and First Vice-President of the FTQ, and member of the Commission de la construction du Québec Benefits Committee.

Socio-economic involvement 
Yves Ouellet is involved in union and social projects including the Marche de l’espoir (Repentigny), various benefit golf tournaments, fishing fundraisers and social events for the Ste-Justine Hospital Foundation, the Refuge des jeunes and the Montreal Canadiens Children's Foundation. He has been involved with the Maison Victor-Gadbois for several years.

Board duties
Director

Other external directorships 
None





     
 
SIMON PELLETIER
Age: 30
Montréal, Québec
INDEPENDENCE STATUS:
Independent
AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
•Manufacturing/Industrial
•IT/Life sciences/New technologies


 
Background – Bio 
Simon Pelletier has worked as an electrical engineer for the Société des transports de Montréal since October 2016. From 2012 to 2016, he was an electrical engineer for VOITH Hydro Canada Inc. in Brazil and Canada. During the course of his engineering studies, Mr. Pelletier was an intern with Bombardier Aerospace, IAMGOLD Mine Essakane in Burkina Faso and CIMA +. He started his career as an electrical technician with Rio Tinto fer et titane, and then was an electronic technician at Leclerc Robotique. 

In 2012, Mr. Pelletier obtained a bachelor’s degree in electric engineering (energy profile) from the École de technologie supérieure. In 2007 and 2008, he completed technical programs in electrodynamics as well as in instrumentation and automatization. He has been a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec since February 2016. 

Socio-economic involvement 
Mr. Pelletier has been involved in various school-based endeavours, including as a teaching assistant. He is a volunteer speaker with the Institut en Génie de l’Énergie Électronique. While working in Brazil, he organized an auction to raise funds for one of the company’s interns to travel abroad to learn English. 

Role as member of the Fonds’ Board of Directors and its governing bodies (if any)
N/A

Other external directorships
None


     
 
GUY RONDEAU 
Age: 42 
Boucherville, Québec
INDEPENDENCE STATUS: Independant
AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
•Manufacturing/Industrial
•Training/Education
 
Background – Bio 
Guy Rondeau has been director – Business Development at Gastier M.P. Inc. and Plan Group since 2015. Between 2012 and 2015, he held the position of project manager – construction of the new CHUM at Construction Santé Montréal. Between 1998 and 2011, he gained extensive experience as a project manager and division manager for various companies including Lambert Somec Inc. and CIMA +, Black and McDonald Ltd. and GENIVAR Inc. From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Rondeau taught building mechanicals at Cégep Ahuntsic and at Cégep de Ste Hyacinthe. 

In 1998, Mr. Rondeau obtained a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the École de technologie supérieure. In 2012, he completed a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the Université du Québec à Montréal, which was followed by a second Master’s degree in Project Management in 2015, also from the Université du Québec à Montréal. 

Socio-economic involvement 
Mr. Rondeau has volunteered for the Cyclo-Défi Enbridge for 3 years, also acting as team captain for one of those years. He held many positions within the Syndicat de copropriété Jardins de Champagne.

Role as member of the Fonds’ Board of Directors and its governing bodies (if any)
N/A

Other external directorships
None