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.



LOUISE CHABOT
Age: 62
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 was President of the Centrale des syndicats du Québec (CSQ) from 2012 to 2018, 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: 49
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. 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
Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Retail Trade Labour Sector Committee 

 
 
 

 
     
 
PIERRE FORTIN             
Age: 59
Quebec City, Québec
INDEPENDENCE STATUS: 
Independent
AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
Marketing/Sales
International Market Development 
Manufacturing/Industrial
Services/Consumerism/ Culture/Social Economics
Entrepreneurship/ Company Management
 
 
  Background – Bio 
Pierre Fortin pre-retired in 2013 and has since provided agricultural and industrial import/export consultation services to development corporations. From 2009 to 2013, he was Vice-President, International Development at Sémican International Inc., a food and livestock corporation. From 1998 to 2009, he was Director, Sales and Marketing at Royalmat Inc. Between 1987 and 1997, he held various positions at Groupe Procycle Inc., such as product/brand manager as well as sales and marketing director.
Mr. Fortin earned a bachelor’s degree in human kinetics from Université du Québec à Chicoutimi in 1981.
 
Socio-economic involvement
Mr. Fortin currently mentors with Sage mentorat d'affaires, a non-profit organization that provides assistance to private, social and cooperative start-up businesses that are stagnating or getting off the ground. 
He has acted as manager of amateur sports teams in the context of fund-raisers and the organization of activities. He also did volunteer work for Grands prix cyclistes, an organization in the Beauce region.
Role as member of the Fonds’ Board of Directors and its governing bodies (if any)
N/A
Other external directorships 
None
 
 
 


     
 
KATERI LEFEBVRE
Age: 56
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 and National secretary-treasurer COPE-SEPB. She had previously held the positions of Assistant Executive Director, since March 2014. 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 bachelor’s 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 and member of the Investment Committee - New Economy Sector
Other external directorships
None
 
 

 
     
 
GRAZIA MAION
Age: 52
Saint-Laurent, Québec
INDEPENDENCE STATUS:
Independent
AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
•IT/Life Sciences/New Technologies
•Governance/Board of Directors
•Entrepreneurship/Company •Management
Marketing/Sales
 
 
  Background – Bio 
Grazia Maion has been Vice-President, Business Development since 2016 at Gestion Univalor, where she held various positions since 2012, including Senior Director, Business Development/Investments and Senior Director, Life Sciences. She is a co-founder of BIOMILESTONES, a biopharmaceutical consulting firm. She was a senior investment consultant for the Fonds de solidarité FTQ between 2001 and 2007. 
Grazia Maion holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, as well as a master’s degree and a doctor’s degree in microbiology-immunology at Université Laval. She went on to complete a master in business administration in 2003. Finally, in 2009, she became a certified corporate director. 
 
Socio-economic involvement 
Within the university community, Grazia Maion manages a business development team that transfers innovations generated by research to businesses. She also provides consulting services in the bio-pharmaceutical sector, and has co-founded a biotechnology business in Switzerland.
Role as member of the Fonds’ Board of Directors and its governing bodies (if any)
N/A
Other external directorships
Member of the board of directors and human resources and complaints management committees with the Centre Intégré de la Santé et des Services Sociaux de Laval (CISSS Laval).
 
 
 

 
     
 
STEPHANE MORIN
Age:40
Alma, Québec 
INDEPENDENCE STATUS: 
Independent
AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
•Services/Consumerism/ Culture/Social Economics
•Entrepreneurship/Company Management
 
Background – Bio 
Stéphane Morin has been a general contractor at Rénovations Stéphane Morin since 2012. In 2010 and 2011, he worked at Collège d’Alma as a certified tradesman and was a carpenter-joiner at Construction Méric. He was Director, Technical and Building Maintenance at the Four Points Hotel from 2005 to 2010. Between 1996 and 2008, he also worked for Quality Suites Hotel Québec in general maintenance.
Mr. Morin trained as a carpenter-joiner and took a number of courses in project management.
 
Socio-economic involvement 
As an entrepreneur, Stéphane Morin is involved in sustainable development in his region. 
Role as member of the Fonds’ Board of Directors and its governing bodies (if any)
N/A
Other external directorships
None
 

 
     
 
PAULIN-ANTOINE NOLET             
Age:37
Lavaltrie, Québec
 
INDEPENDENCE STATUS: 
Independent 
AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
•Services/Consumerism/ Culture/Social Economics
•Governance/Board of Directors
•Entrepreneurship/Company Management
•Training/Education
 
Background – Bio 
Paulin-Antoine Nolet has been a partner at HP Multi-Services s.e.n.c., a business that offers landscaping services, since 2015. He has also been a history and geography teacher with the Commission scolaire Des samares since 2011. From time to time, he helps set up cultural exhibits in the Lanaudière region. 
Mr. Nolet holds a bachelor’s degree in political science, international relations, that he completed at Université du Québec à Montréal in 2006. In 2008, he earned a certificate in administration (public services) from Université du Québec à Montréal.
 
Socio-economic involvement 
Mr. Nolet volunteers with youth in after-school activities and offers soccer workshops at local clubs. For four years he was an administrator at the Centre de réadaptation en déficience physique Le Bouclier (CRDP Le Bouclier). 
Role as member of the Fonds’ Board of Directors and its governing bodies (if any)
N/A
Other external directorships
None
 


 
     
     
 
GUY RONDEAU 
Age: 43 
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 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