Board of Directors


  • Ensure respect of the Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ's mission at all times.
  • Sign off on the Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ's strategic business directions.
  • Sign off on investment recommendations within its ambit.
  • Ensure that as an investor, the Fonds de solidarité FTQ conducts itself as a socially responsible organization.
  • Regularly evaluate the Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ's performance through the Audit Committee and the Governance and Ethics Committee.


Individuals whose names are followed by an asterisk (*) are independent of the Fonds de solidarité FTQ, the Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec (FTQ), and all affiliated unions.

Jean-Claude Scraire*

Chair of the Board, Corporate Director

Jean-Claude Scraire is an independant consultant in strategic development. Since 2002, he has worked for different organizations and businesses in Asia, Europe and Québec.

Mr. Scraire previously worked for 22 years at the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec where he served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer from 1995 to 2002. He also held various positions in Québec public administration from 1974 to 1981, including at the Ministère de la Justice.

Committed to economic development and strongly believing in the importance of entrepreneurship while respecting the local communities, Jean-Claude Scraire has recently chaired the Board of Directors of Investissement Québec and the Fondation de l'entrepreneurship.

Member of the Barreau du Québec since 1970, Mr. Scraire is also a member of the Fondation de l'entrepreneurship and the University Club.

Denis Bolduc

Denis Bolduc

Vice-Chair of the Board, General Secretary of the Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec

Denis Bolduc is General Secretary of the Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec (FTQ). He sits on the FTQ Executive Committee and has been a Fonds de solidarité FTQ Board member since June 2016.

Mr. Bolduc served as President of the Québec division of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) from June 2016 to December 2019, and was a member of the CUPE National Executive Board and President of CUPE Québec Local 1450 from 2006 to 2011. He was also President of CUPE Québec's Conseil provincial du secteur des communications (CPSC) from March to May 2011 and General Secretary of CUPE Québec from May 2011 to June 2016.

A graduate of Cégep de Jonquière, where he studied media art and technology, Mr. Bolduc worked as a journalist at the CKCV-AM radio station in Québec City from 1985 to 1986, then at Le Journal de Québec from 1986 to 2011. He was the editor of the free daily newspaper Média Matin from 2007 to 2008.

Janie C. Béïque

President and CEO of the Fonds de solidarité FTQ

Janie C. Béïque joined the Fonds de solidarité FTQ in 2000 as Vice-President, Legal Affairs, and Corporate Secretary. She joined the investment sector in 2008, where she served in turn as Senior Vice-President, New Economy, and Senior Vice-President, Natural Resources, Industries, Entertainment and Consumer Goods. In 2017, she was promoted to Chief of Investments and Strategic Investment Initiatives. Drawing on this experience and her many accomplishments, she was one-year later appointed Executive Vice-President, Investments. In 2021, she became the first woman be nominated as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Fonds.

Holder of a law degree from Université de Montréal, Ms. Béïque was called to the Barreau du Québec in 1991. In 2005, she was named by L'Expert magazine as one of the Top 40 Corporate Counsel Under 40. In 2014, she won the ZSA award in the “Accomplishment and Business Strategy” category. She has been a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors since 2012 and in 2015 earned an MBA from Georgetown University and ESADE University. In 2016 and 2018, she was named an “Innovation Leader” by the Government of Canada and asked to moderate roundtables in Quebec and the Maritimes with a view to helping the federal government develop its innovation strategy.

Ms. Béïque sits on the board of Groupe CH, Groupe Functionalab, the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and Aéro Montréal.

Daniel Cloutier

Québec director of Unifor

Daniel Cloutier is the Québec director of Unifor. From July 2014 to April 2022, when he was elected Québec director, he served as the union’s national representative for health and safety and the environment, as well as coordinator of the Service de défense des accidentés du travail. Before that, he was the service representative of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP), one of the founding unions of Unifor. He subsequently served in various capacities, including as local president. 

Daniel Cloutier’s union career began in 1990 at Purolator Courier.  Upon being hired by the CEP as a service representative in 1997, Mr. Cloutier was initially assigned to the petrochemical industry, representing groups at Petro-Canada, Petromont, Olin and Hercules. He was also put in charge of several groups in other sectors, including the media, where he represented members at the CTV station. This broad range of experiences gave him the opportunity to work in several regions of Québec as well as in the rest of Canada. 

During his 17 years of representing members, he has led numerous negotiations, including several at the national level. Throughout the years, he has also defended multiple files before the Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité au travail (CNESST), arbitration boards and the Tribunal administratif du travail (TAT). 

Mr. Cloutier is a Board member of Envirocompétence and Multiprévention, an occupational health and safety association. He has taken part in several international missions to Belgium, Haiti and Algeria, where he participated in, among others, bargaining and market economy workshops.  Daniel Cloutier joined the Fonds de solidarité FTQ Board of Directors in May 2022. 

Michel Cyr*

Board Member

Michel Cyr has demonstrated his team leadership abilities in many large real estate development projects in Canada, the United States and Europe. With technical expertise and in-depth knowledge of the real estate market, he has over 40 years of experience in planning, financing and project execution.

Mr. Cyr began his career in consulting engineering. He then went on to hold management positions at various real estate firms including Grilli, Solim, SITQ and Ivanhoé Cambridge. Since 2015, he has worked as a strategic advisor on major real estate projects.

M. Cyr has been a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec since 1975. He holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering and a master's degree in engineering from Polytechnique Montréal as well as an MBA in finance from HEC Montréal.

Denis Labrèche

Denis Labrèche*

Board Member

Denis Labrèche has over 30 years' experience in business valuation, financial disputes and M&As in various industries. As a partner at Ernst & Young from 1978 to 2011, he was involved in key mandates and transactions and was frequently called to give expert testimony. He was also tasked with many venture capital mandates for the Government of Québec, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and Société générale de financement du Québec. He also acted as financial advisor to large organizations including Provigo, Metro, Rona, Bell Canada and the Canadian Red Cross.

Very active throughout his career, Mr. Labrèche has given speeches, led countless seminars on business valuation and financing and written articles on the topic for the business magazine Commerce and the La Presse newspaper.

Mr. Labrèche has served on the boards of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators and of Réseau Capital.

Denis Labrèche is a Chartered Business Valuator (CBV – 1984) and a Chartered Accountant who made the prestigious Honour Roll of the Chartered Accountants 1978 Uniform Exam (UFE).

Gervais Levasseur *

Board Member

Gervais Levasseur is a seasoned manager with extensive experience in corporate strategy. He has spent most of his career at Ivanhoé Cambridge, an international real estate investment, development and management firm belonging to Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. He has been a strategic planning and management consultant since 2015.

During his tenure at Ivanhoé Cambridge, Mr. Levasseur was Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer from 1992 to 2014. His main responsibilities included financial corporate strategy and planning, treasury and finance, valuation and financial analysis, internal control, accounting policies and financial reporting, taxation and management information systems (information technology). Gervais Lavasseur began his career at KPMG, after which he went on to serve as Chief Accountant and Controller at CN Real Estate. Prior to his arrival at Ivanhoé Cambridge, he was Controller at SNC Lavalin.

Mr. Levasseur earned an accounting degree from HEC Montréal and holds the designation of CPA, CA from the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés (CPA) du Québec.

Martine Philibert *

Board Member

Dino Rambidis

Executive Vice-President Finance Fonds de solidarité FTQ

Dino Rambidis has more than 30 years of experience and an impressive track record in senior financial positions with public and private companies in various sectors. Passionate about finance, he worked for over a decade at PSP Investments as Vice-President, Finance and Operations. He also successively held the position of Senior Vice-President, Corporate Finance, (CFO) at Fiera Capital, Stornoway Diamond, and Leddartech, a leader in environmental sensing solutions for autonomous vehicles.

An avid reader and sportsman, Mr. Rambidis holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Concordia University and a Graduate Diploma in Public Accountancy from McGill University. He also holds the CPA designation.

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