Candidates selected following the call for nominations

The candidates

The following tables provide information about each of the nominee directors of the Fonds de solidarité FTQ. Information provided with regard to each candidate for election as a director includes the following:

  • Name, age and municipality of residence;
  • The date on which the candidate joined the Board of Directors of the Fonds de solidarité FTQ, if applicable;
  • Main areas of expertise;
  • Independence status;
  • Principal occupation, activities and qualifications as well as any experience relevant to acting as a director of the Fonds de solidarité FTQ;
  • Socio-economic involvement.

Candidates Selected Following a Public Call for Nominations
     
 
LOÏC BRETON
Age: 58
Montreal, Québec

Director since September 19, 2020

INDEPENDENCE STATUS:
Not independent

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
•Services/Social economics
•Governance/Board of directors
•Training/Education
•Union relations
 
 
Background – Bio Mr. Loïc Breton is President of the Syndicat des employées et employés professionnels-les et de bureau (SEPB-Québec) since 2016. His union involvement began in 1991. Since then, he has occupied various positions within the SEPB, including as president of SEPB-574, recruiter, union trainer and representative of his organization before various union bodies. 
 
Mr. Breton holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from McGill University.

Socio-economic involvement
Mr. Breton sits as an employer representative on the Retirement Committee of SEPB-Québec since 2017. In addition, he sits on the national executive of SEPB-COPE and has worked, among other things, on the preparation of the investment policy for the Strike, Lock-out and Defense Fund.  

Role within the Fonds de solidarité FTQ bodies
Director
Member, Investment Committee - Innovation and venture capital

Other external directorships
None

 
 

 
     
 
ANOUK COLLET
Age: 52
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
Ms. Anouk Collet has acted as principal advisor to the National President of UFCW Canada (United Food and Commercial Workers Union) since May 2016. She is also Vice-President of the 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 served on the board of directors of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada from 2012 to 2018, and is a member of its Governance Committee.
 

Role within the Fonds de solidarité FTQ bodies
Director
Member, Investment Committee – Innovation and Venture Capital

Other external directorships
Co-chair and secretary-treasurer of the board of directors of the Sector Committee of Détail Québec and member of the Audit and Risk Committee.
     
 
SONIA ETHIER
Age: 62
Saint-Roch-de-Richelieu, Québec
Director since September 28, 2019

Director since September 28, 2019

INDEPENDENCE STATUS:
Not independent

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
•Services/Social economics
•Governance/Board of directors
•Strategic planning
•Training/Education
•Union relations
  Background – Bio
 Ms. Sonia Éthier is President of the Centrale des syndicats du Québec (CSQ) since 2018. From 2015 to 2018, she was the Executive Vice-President of the CSQ. From 1992 to 2015, she served as President of the Syndicat de l’enseignement du Bas-Richelieu. She was formerly a teacher at the Sorel-Tracy school board from 1982 to 1992. 

Ms. Éthier holds a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. She also holds a Certificate in Math and Science, as well as a Certificate in Health and Safety.
 
Socio-economic involvement
Ms. Éthier is a member of the Committee of the Commission des partenaires du marché du travail as well as the Comité consultatif du travail et de la main-d’œuvre. She has held various positions in the union environment, including four years on the CSQ’s Executive Council. Ms. Éthier has served on the boards of directors of various organizations, including the Fondation Léo Cormier, the Coalition pour l’exception agricole et alimentaire, the Solidarité rurale du Québec as well as the Association paritaire de santé et de sécurité du travail du secteur des affaires sociales (ASSTSAS).   

Role within the Fonds de solidarité FTQ bodies
Director

Other external directorships
Member of the board of directors of the Caisse d’économie Desjardins Marie-Victorin.

     
 
SYLVIE NELSON
Age: 60
Montréal, Québec

Director since October 26, 2017

INDEPENDENCE STATUS:
Not independent

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
•Services/Social economics
•Governance/Board of directors
•Human resources
•Pension plans/RRSPs/Savings
 
 
Background – Bio 
Ms. Sylvie Nelson was elected President of the Syndicat québécois des employées et des employés de service, Local 298 (FTQ) (SQEES-298) in 2017. Member of the FTQ office where she serves as Vice-President, she is also Vice-President of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). 

Ms. Nelson completed her studies in special education and since then has always been involved in the union sector. In 1997, she was hired as a union consultant for the Member Services Department of the SQEES-298. In 2010, she took over as leader of training services. Named Secretary-General of the SQEES-298 in 2011, she assumed political responsibility for training services, the political action committee, the intercultural committee and the mobilization committee, in addition to managing administrative personnel. In 2016, Ms. Nelson was elected Vice-President of the FTQ, representing the women of the FTQ. 


Socio-economic involvement
Ms. Nelson has been involved with the union movement for over 35 years. She has assisted in coordinating complex issues, including pay relativity and pay equity, in both the public and private sectors.

Role within the Fonds de solidarité FTQ bodies
Director

Other external directorships
None
     
 
ANDRÉAS TRANDAFIR

Age : 38

Saint-André-de-Kamouraska, Québec

INDEPENDENCE STATUS:
Independent

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
•Governance/Board of directors
•Services/Consumerism/ Social economics
•Negotiation
•Supply chain and purchasing
•Entrepreneurship/Business management
  Background – Bio 
Mr. Trandafir has over 19 years of experience in the manufacturing and services sectors, both in Romania and Canada. He began his career at Allianz-Tiriac as a financial life insurance advisor. He is presently a purchasing coordinator at Premier Tech, since August 2019. Prior to this, he worked at Technologies Lanka Inc., a railway products manufacturing company where he was also involved in the company’s social committee. And in 2009, he founded a horticultural supply company. 
Mr. Trandafir has a Bachelor’s degree in Law as well as a Master’s of Public Administration from Valahia University in Romania. He is also in the process of obtaining his Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation. Mr. Trandafir is actively involved in organizing different activities in his community. 
 

Socio-economic involvement 

Mr. Trandafir actively participates as a volunteer in organizing various activities in his community.
He also uses his negotiating and procurement expertise to handle certain matters, such as supplier management for the Coopérative de Solidarité de Saint-André-de-Kamouraska. 
 
Role within the Fonds de solidarité FTQ bodies
None 
 
Other external directorships
Director and Acting Treasurer of the Coopérative de solidarité de Saint-André-de-Kamouraska