22 Sep 2017

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton President and CEO, Emilio B. Imbriglio, is committed to remaining close to our 2,300 talent and dynamic local entrepreneurs and, so every year, he visits offices in most regions. On September 18 and 19, 2017, he was in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, getting a feel for this region abundant in resources and passionate, creative people.

A round table with 12 local entrepreneurs

One of the highlights of this tour was Emilio’s round table with a dozen entrepreneurs from the region. Emilio stated, “It was an extraordinary opportunity for me to meet these individuals with a keen business sense who are always on the lookout for new technologies and innovations and who didn’t think twice about finding expertise abroad to help the regional economy!”

The meeting was also an opportunity to discuss the issues and challenges facing regional entrepreneurs, such as the recurring labour problem. Emilio added, “It’s important to encourage young people from Abitibi-Témiscamingue who’ve left to come back and to also attract new talent who will settle down in the region.”

Cocktail to launch Operio

Emilio’s visit was also an opportunity to launch Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s new Operio service across the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region before some forty economic development players and several firm partners and employees.

Launched in May 2017, Operio is an accounting-consulting platform deigned to lighten the administrative workload of SME leaders. For more information, visit www.operio.ca.

Enthusiasm in Val-d’Or

Serge Allard, Partner and Regional Vice-President, and the other Abitibi-Témiscamingue partners, were pleased to welcome Emilio and introduce him to their team of talented people. It was also the perfect time to visit the site of the new Val-d’Or offices, which are currently under construction and should be ready to welcome clients and employees by the end of the year.


Emilio B. Imbriglio and Serge Allard posing on the site that will soon become our brand new work space.

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21 Sep 2017

MONTREAL, September 21, 2017 – For the second year in a row, on September 15th some 2,000 Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton employees gathered to give back to the community.

The firm closed approximately 100 of its offices in Quebec, and in the Ottawa and Edmundston regions to allow its employees to devote a workday in order to make a difference in more than 60 community organizations.


Emilio B. Imbriglio, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton President and CEO said: “We are committed to ensuring the vitality of our communities. Proudly rooted in local communities for almost 70 years, it gives us great pleasure, professionally and personally, to dedicate a workday to helping those in need. We are engaged in supporting people and their communities and help with the success of their organizations. I would like to thank all of my colleagues who passionately worked towards making a difference during this special day.”


Giving back to the community, it’s what we do!

RCGT in the Community day is part of a worldwide initiative of the Grant Thornton International organization that contributes to community development by making it possible for some 47,000 employees in more than 130 countries to dedicate a workday to support a local organization’s mission.

In order to see Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s employees and the global organization at work, sharing, dedicated and working together, go to #ÉquipeRCGT and #GTinthecommunity. You can also go to Facebook to view the event’s photo album.

Media representatives also on site

Media representatives were also on site to cover Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s work. Here are examples of some of the visibility created by this community event: Soupe au Bouton, Saint-Jean-Port-Joli et Cap-St-Ignace (CMATV-Montmagny); Maison des familles in Rimouski (Journal l’Avantage); Mont Powell cleanup in Rouyn-Noranda (Radio-Canada Abitibi-Témiscamingue); group kitchens, Centre d’action bénévole of the Coaticook RCM (le Progrès de Coaticook); Centre d’action bénévole Saint-Alphonse-Nouvelle, Baie-des-Chaleurs (TVA) ; Patro Roc-Amadour in Limoilou and Camp O Carrefour on Île d’Orléans (Radio-Canada Radio-Québec); Coop de solidarité Éconord and Rivière-des-Prairies shoreline cleanup in Montréal North (Le Guide de Montréal-Nord); Lac Pouce cleanup in Saguenay (Radio-Canada radio Saguenay – Lac-Saint-Jean).

About Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton

Founded in 1948, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton has become a Canadian leader in the areas of assurance, tax, advisory services, and business recovery and reorganization, with more than 2,300 professionals, including approximately 200 partners. Together, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and Grant Thornton LLP, another Canadian member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, comprise more than 4,200 professionals and close to 140 offices across Canada to help Canadian organizations achieve their full growth potential, both locally and globally. Grant Thornton International Ltd’s member and correspondent firms provide clients with the expertise of some 47,000 professionals in more than 130 countries.

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Francis Letendre
Senior Consultant Public Relations
Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
Cell. : 514-554-1685
[email protected]

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20 Sep 2017

To watch the webinar (in French), click here.

You can also download the document (in French).

Businesses often put production cost on the back burner. Yet this is an essential decision-making and profitability management tool.

If any of the following comments sound familiar, you could find some answers in the webinar:

  • I have trouble setting a sale price for my services or products.
  • I can’t determine who my profitable customers are.
  • When I submit a bid, the results aren’t in line with estimated margins.
  • Sales are up, but profits are down.
  • I haven’t updated my production cost in years.

Calculating production cost can answer many questions that are often a source of stress for managers.

Our management consulting experts specializing in production cost and profitability analysis will outline the benefits of applying best practices in this area and the pitfalls to avoid.

You can also view a video about a client who implemented production cost (in French).

This free information session is a Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton presentation.


Christiane Caisse, Senior Manager, Finance and Production Cost

Ghyslain Cadieux, Senior Manager, Finance and Production Cost

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18 Sep 2017
Eric Dufour
Vice-President, Partner | FCPA, FCA | Business Transformation

MONTRÉAL, September 14, 2017 – Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and the Centre de transfert d’entreprise du Québec (CTEQ) made it official: they’ve teamed up to raise awareness about business takeovers and transfers.

Their common mission to guide SMEs and large enterprises through the different cycles of their existence, has led Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and the CTEQ to pool their expertise to foster the longevity of Quebec businesses.

This association will help develop informational content, training and networking events to mobilize and empower transferees and transferors across all regions of Quebec.

Vincent Lecorne, CEO of CTEQ explains that “…in an economic context where 57% of Quebec’s business leaders are 50 years and older, it’s imperative to focus on the population’s entrepreneurial spirit and encourage transfers by demystifying the business transfer process. In its capacity as guardian of the transfer process, the CTEQ acts as a facilitator between transferors and transferees; we help them establish a transfer plan with the aid of experts and strive to reinforce the transfer community.”

Éric Dufour, Partner, Regional Vice-President and National Business Transfer Leader at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton stated, “We consider succession an important issue in Quebec’s economy and we’re working in real time with entrepreneurs on their planning. It’s equally important to work together with the various players such as CTEQ, to guide entrepreneurs ever more efficiently and provide them with solutions for implementing an efficient and structured succession plan.”

About Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton

Founded in 1948, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton has become a Canadian leader in the areas of assurance, tax, advisory, and business recovery & reorganization. Its strength is based on a team of over 2,300 professionals, including some 200 partners. Together, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and Grant Thornton LLP, another Canadian member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, help dynamic Canadian organizations unlock their potential for growth with over 4,200 professionals and some 140 offices across Canada. Grant Thornton International Ltd provides clients with the expertise of member and correspondent firms in more than 130 countries, with over 47,000 professionals.

About the CTEQ

The mission of the Centre de transfert d’entreprise du Québec (CTEQ) is to address the issue of managers’ succession, and business enhancement and transfers. The CTEQ guides transferors and transferees through the entire process to ensure quality and integrity, promote the longevity of businesses and make a positive impact on Quebec’s entrepreneurial situation.

For more information

Francis Letendre
Senior Consultant – Public Relations
Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
Phone: 514 390-4201
[email protected]

Lisa Théberge
Communications Officer
Centre de transfert d’entreprise du Québec
Tél.: 514-393-9779, Ext. 472
[email protected]


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