09 Jul 2018

For a fourth year in a row, several Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton teams of employees and partners undertook the 2018 Défi Entreprises held in Trois-Rivières on June 2nd, in Montréal on June 16th and in Québec City on July 8th.

We are very proud that our firm has continued this tradition over the years and that our staff is actively involved. Since the Défi Entreprises was created seven years ago, more than 500 businesses and 40,000 workers have taken part in this efficient physical activity program that promotes team spirit, quality life in the workplace and physical and mental health.

Congratulations to all of the firm’s participants for having made this year’s edition another success!

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03 Jul 2018
Pierre Garant
Partner | CPA, CA | Assurance

How to start a business? Pierre Garant, Partner and Assurance leader at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and President of Operio, a firm subsidiary, offered some tips on Montréal’s South Shore Radio Allumée 103.3 FM show, Entrepreneur branché avec Philippe Richard Bertrand.

“Entrepreneurs don’t transform, they evolve, because they have it in themselves. You can’t be afraid of taking risks and challenges should be seen as opportunities, not problems,” said Mr. Garant.

Operio: Operational intelligence for SMEs

To succeed as an entrepreneur, tools are indispensable. During this interview, Pierre mentioned that the comprehensive accounting-consulting service offering for SMEs proposed by Operio seeks to meet the needs of local businesses.

“How do I get organized, how can I make financial projections, how can I implement accounting and financial management solutions and controls effectively, etc.”

Operio has the solutions to answer these questions and many more! To learn more about the services, click here.

Listen to Pierre Garant’s interview (as of 41 min, 10 sec.) available on Facebook.

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21 Jun 2018

The Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life includes over 400 events with more than 110,000 participants each year and Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton was on board again this year!

Teams from the Sherbrooke and Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac offices were proud to participate to help create a world where Canadians can live without fear of cancer. Congratulations to our teams for their commitment and determination. Together, we made a difference!

Sherbrooke: over 125 km and more than $5,000 raised!

The 13-member Sherbrooke team raised $5,479.15, ranking seventh among the 80 participating teams, and covered over 125 km! The Sherbrooke event raised a total of $238,000!

Back row: Pierre Jones, Lise Beaudoin, Nancy O’Malley, Susy O’Malley, Nathalie Lecomte, Dominique Hébert, Daniel Drouin and Christian Côté. Front row: Nancy L’Espérance, Isabelle Perreault, Florence Cormier-Roussel and Joanie Baril. (Absent: Dany Roberge, Isabelle Perreault’s spouse and survivor.)

Enthusiasm and resolve in Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac

In Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac, partner Linda Bossé was the June 16th event’s ambassador. Our team raised $2,560 while the event raised a total of $57,000! The event’s importance was evident with the presence of Jean D’Amour, MNA and Minister of Maritime Affairs who was there to support the valiant participants!

Front row, left to right: Linda Bossé, Clodya Lévesque and her two sons, Mélanie St-Pierre, Valérie Paradis and her daughter, Christine Boucher, Mariette Briand, Nadia Pelletier, Yvan Lavoie and his daughter. Back row: Ruth Bérubé, Yves Blier, Kevin Fournier, Lise Tremblay, Véronique Bossé, Huguette Lavoie, Marc Bélanger, Dolorès Ouellet, Lynda Lavoie, Mélina Paradis, Sarah Maude Fournier, Gisèle Bélanger, Nicole Ouellet and Amélie Potvin. (Absent: Renald Dancause)

About the Relay for Life

At Relay For Life, no one faces cancer alone. These events bring together teams of family, friends and colleagues to celebrate cancer survivors, remember those we’ve lost and commit to raising funds to fight all types of cancer. Relay For Life is a community of people fighting back against cancer. Find out more at www.relayforlife.ca.

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21 Jun 2018

On June 14, 2018, Éric Dufour gave a presentation on bridging the generation gap at the Hotel Chicoutimi attended by numerous business leaders and representatives from the region’s socioeconomic sector.

The firm’s Business Transfer Leader and Regional Vice-President illustrated generational differences and emphasized the importance of identifying tendencies created by these gaps.

“You have to build bridges between these gaps. I’d like to see a more disciplined approach to taking action. There is a need for generational sharing, a 2020 bridge. Consider Luciano Pavarotti, the great classical singer, for example. What did he do in 1993? He decided to sing with rock stars such as Bono and Sting. His successful transition quickly silenced his critics. If he could do it, why can’t we?” Dufour stated.

Éric Dufour added that Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton has set up an advisory service that can help business people build generational bridges and support an efficient and well-planned entrepreneurial succession initiative.

For more information, read the article (in French) published in Le Quotidien on June 16, 2018.