20 Mar 2017
Eric Dufour
Vice-President, Partner | FCPA, FCA | Management consulting

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and Groupe La Relève recently entered into a strategic association. This promising new alliance brings together two major players involved in ensuring the success of business successions and transfers. Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton has been involved in this sector for over 10 years and the Groupe has been applying its energy and drive in this area since it was created in 2014. Under the direction of its three founding partners Édith Arsenault, Alexandre Raymond and Chanel Alepin, Groupe’s mission is to support family business entrepreneurs, particularly through networking and training.

“I am very pleased with this association,” stated Éric Dufour, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Regional Vice-President, Partner and National Business Transfer Leader. “Chanel, Édith and Alexandre represent the drive of the new generation of entrepreneurs and it’s only natural for us to want to support the sustainability and growth of local business managers. Fostering efficient business transfers is in fact one of the keys to our economy’s vitality”.

The underlying objectives of this association are to:

  • Promote and develop Quebec family businesses;
  • Provide training and useful tools to the next generation of entrepreneurs taking over their family businesses; and
  • Showcase the two organizations’ common mission province-wide.

Groupe La Relève currently has five 20-member groups of family business successors in the Greater Montréal region and Québec City. New groups will be set up in the coming year, in Sherbrooke, Gatineau and Trois-Rivières.

Groupe’s partners actively promote their mission through their involvement in various events and forums, including, more recently, on Histoires de succès, broadcast on V Télé.

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15 Mar 2017

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Tax Partners Christian Menier and Luc Lacombe participated in the Les affaires special section on taxes and answered five of the seven questions from readers.

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14 Mar 2017

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is proud to be among the finalists in the Social and Community Involvement category of the prestigious Gala de l’entreprise beauceronne! This Chambre de commerce de Saint-Georges award recognizes entities that participate actively in maintaining and improving the quality of life in their communities, one of our organization’s core values.

Olivier Morin (far left), Tax Consultant, at the unveiling of the finalists

You will recall that in 2016, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton celebrated the 50th anniversary of its presence in Beauce. Over that 50-year period, the firm was involved on a continual basis with dozens of local organizations. Our commitment is being recognized for the support we have provided to various organizations, including the École d’entrepreneurhsip de Beauce, Fondation du Cégep Beauce-Appalaches, Maison Catherine de Longpré, and many more. Also of note is the exceptional engagement of the firm’s employees regarding Les Enfants d’amour on RCGT in the Community day last September 23rd.

If our organization is among the finalists for the gala that will take place on April 29, 2017, it’s thanks to the exceptional dedication of our employees.

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is proud to invest time and money in the Beauce economic and social community. Supporting charity and community projects is positive, inspiring and synonymous with sustainability. This is what makes our firm stand out, not only for its excellent service but also for making a difference in the community.

Gala de l’entreprise beauceronne

The Gala de l’entreprise beauceronne, organized by the Chambre de commerce de Saint-Georges, recognizes entrepreneurial excellence. This event is the Chambre’s main financing activity and is consistent with its mandates to support socio-economic development, promote entrepreneurship and foster business networking.