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    • Julie Beaulieu

      Development Agent

      Fonds de solidarité FTQ

    • Normand Bélanger

      President and CEO

      Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ

      Normand Bélanger joined the Fonds de solidarité FTQ network in 1987. Prior to his appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ, he served in several roles within the network: Senior Vice-President, Aerospace, Construction, Services and Transportation; Investment Vice-President, Construction, Real Estate and Export Development; Investment Director, Turnaround; Portfolio Manager; Financial Advisor; Financial Analyst; and Development Agent.

      Mr. Bélanger studied financial management at HEC Montréal, industrial relations at Université de Montréal and administration at Université du Québec à Montréal. A member of the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines et en relations industrielles agréés du Québec, he also received a corporate governance certificate from the Collège des administrateurs de sociétés of Université Laval.

      Mr. Bélanger has represented the Fonds on the boards of many partner companies (public and private) active in the sectors under his responsibility.
    • Pierre Belle-Isle

      Project Manager

      Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ

      Pierre Belle-Isle joined the Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ in 2016 as Project Manager reporting to the Investment Vice-President. With a career spanning over 11 years in real estate, Mr. Belle-Isle has extensive experience in various asset classes (office, multi-residential, senior residences, shopping centres and hotels).

      After beginning his career in property appraisal at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, Mr. Belle-Isle spent the next eight years in various positions at SITQ/Ivanhoé Cambridge (real estate subsidiary of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec), honing his skills in real estate financial analysis, market valuation and asset management.

      Mr. Belle-Isle holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in SME management and entrepreneurship, as well as a certificate in accounting and a microprogram certificate in urban and property management from Université Laval à Québec. He is also a member of the Ordre des évaluateurs agréés du Québec.
    • Réjean Bellemare

      Regional Coordination Advisor

      Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ

      Réjean Bellemare joined the Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ in June 2018 as Regional Coordination Advisor. In this role, he coordinates the dealings of the Fonds immobilier and its governing bodies with regional and local economic development organizations, as well as its initiatives in the social economy. 
       
      Prior to his arrival at the Fonds immobilier, Mr. Bellemare worked at the Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec (FTQ) as an advisor in the research department. In 1999, he became regional advisor for Laurentides-Lanaudière. Before that, he worked for the Syndicat des Métallos (FTQ), where from 1988 to 1999, he served as a union advisor in the research department and then as a coordinator for technical services. During this time, he participated in bargaining sessions, helped improve labour relations and spearheaded major projects, gaining in-depth knowledge of union structures and their activities.
       
      Réjean Bellemare earned a Master of Applied Finance from Université du Québec à Montréal and a graduate diploma (DESS) in cooperative management and development from Université de Sherbrooke. Mr. Bellemare holds a corporate governance certificate from Université Laval’s Collège des administrateurs de sociétés and is a member of the Ordre des administrateurs agrées du Québec.
       
    • Pierre Benoit

      Investment Director

      Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ

      Pierre Benoit joined the Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ in March 2017 as Investment Director. In addition to overseeing a team of real estate professionals, Mr. Benoit is responsible for ensuring the successful completion of projects in which the Fonds immobilier has invested. These projects are carried out across Québec in the residential, office, commercial and industrial sectors, and include social infrastructures.

      Mr. Benoit has over 25 years of experience in real estate development, project management and large infrastructure projects. From 2013 to 2017, he served as Real Estate Director at Canada Lands Company. Prior to that, he held various positions at Infrastructure Québec (formerly the Agence des partenariats public-privé du Québec), Ivanhoé-Cambridge and consulting firms. During his career, Mr. Benoit was involved in the development of numerous public and private projects, including the former Eaton’s store in downtown Montréal (now Complexe Les Ailes), the Méga-Centre Rive-Sud in Lévis, the concert hall of the Montréal Symphony Orchestra, Place Bell in Laval and the AMT’s new rail maintenance facilities.

      Mr. Benoit is also a lecturer, teaching a course titled “Managing Engineering Projects: the Feasibility Stage” at Université de Sherbrooke’s Faculty of Engineering. He has also taught courses on project evaluation methods and on the revitalization of the downtown core at UQAM’s Urban Studies Department. A certified Project Management Professional, Mr. Benoit earned a master’s degree in urban planning from McGill University in 1989 and is a member of the Ordre des urbanistes du Québec.


    • Isabelle Berghman

      Accounting Clerk

      Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ

    • Jessica Bergougnoux

      Accountant

      Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ

      Jessica Bergougnoux joined the Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ in September 2018 as an accountant.

      Prior to her arrival at the Fonds immobilier, Ms. Bergougnoux was a senior financial analyst at Medisys Health Group. Ms. Bourgougnoux began her career as an auditor at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton.

      Jessica Bergougnoux holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (accounting major) and a specialized graduate diploma in public accounting from HEC Montréal. She is a member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés (CPA auditor, CA).

    • Frédéric Bernard

      Director - Investment

      Fonds régionaux de solidarité FTQ - Québec

      Frédéric first joined the team of the Fonds régionaux du Bas-Saint-Laurent in 2003 then moved to the Québec team. Throughout his career, he stayed focused on business growth and the region's development, having launched his career with the Fonds locaux de solidarité FTQ as Financial Analyst. He has also been a finance lecturer in the Department of Economics and Management at Université du Québec à Rimouski. Frédéric Bernard holds an M.Sc. in Finance from Université de Sherbrooke and a B.B.A., Finance option from Université Laval.
    • Frédéric Bernier

      Regional Vice-President

      Fonds régionaux de solidarité FTQ - Bas-Saint-Laurent, Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine

      A natural leader, Frédéric stands out for his integrity and enthusiasm. Before joining the Fonds régionaux as Regional Director for Bas-Saint-Laurent and Gaspésie-Île-de-la-Madeleine, he worked for over 20 years in business financing, including at Investissement Québec, where he was a regional representative and principal director. Always seeking to add value for the Fonds régionaux partners, Frédéric is supported by a solid, well-developed business network and remains always ready to share his in-depth knowledge of economic and entrepreneurial ecosystems. Having come from the SME world himself, he's up to date on the issues that businesses deal with and he knows how to tackle them. Frédéric Bernier holds a Bachelor in Business Administration, specializing in finance and economy, from the Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR).
    • Natacha Bernier

      Senior Legal Advisor

      Fonds de solidarité FTQ

      Natacha Bernier joined the Fonds de solidarité FTQ in 1995 as Legal Advisor. Me Bernier deals with the many legal facets of the Fonds' investment operations. From defining the legal structure of transactions to their negotiation and closing, Me Bernier is involved at each step of the investment process. She is also actively involved in portfolio management. For several years, she acted as Secretary at Société de gestion d'actifs forestiers Solifor LP. The mission of this company, whose principal partner is the Fonds de Solidarité FTQ, is the acquisition and management of forestland in Québec. A member of the Barreau du Québec since 1994, Me Bernier earned her law degree from Université de Montréal.