19 Feb 2013
Johanne Gélinas

Johanne Gélinas (right), receiving her award from Brigitte Simard of Korn/Ferry.

Congratulations to Johanne Gélinas, Partner in Charge of the Sustainable Development and Greenhouse Gas Management practice for having won the Phare award for best enterprise governance in the government corporation category, as Recyc-Québec’s Chairperson of the Board.

Sound Governance and Social Responsibility

The eleventh edition of this competition, which was organized by Les Affaires and Korn/Ferry International, put the spotlight on remarkable enterprises and boards of directors. The boards that set themselves apart through their sound governance in social responsibility within their organization were recognized in three main categories: very large enterprises, large enterprises and government corporations.

This excellence in enterprise governance gala is considered a major event for those who focus on governance ethics and excellence as central to business concerns. To find out more, read the article published in Les Affaires (French only).

Hats off to Johanne Gélinas on yet more recognition of her expertise, experience and discipline.

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18 Feb 2013
Michel Lefebvre

Michel Lefebvre

Congratulations to Michel Lefebvre, Montréal Tax Partner, for his recent appointment to Wavefront’s Board of Directors.

Wavefront is a not-for-profit National Centre of Excellence accelerating the growth and success of wireless companies in Canada by connecting them with critical resources, partners and opportunities, to drive economic and social benefits for Canada. Wavefront provides a suite of WaveGuide™ training, advisory, accelerator and testing services for wireless companies and non-wireless companies looking to leverage mobile technology.

Wavefront facilitates commercial engagement between the mobile ecosystem (mobile operators, platform providers, device manufacturers), enterprise companies and innovative developers in Canada

To learn more about Wavefront, click here

Congratulations to Michel Lefebvre on this appointment, which yet again confirms our firm’s involvement in the ITC and mobility sector!

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12 Feb 2013

On January 15, 2013, the Institut de développement urbain du Québec (IDU) held one of its most popular yearly events, its 2013 conference on economic, political and real estate perspectives.

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s expertise was strongly showcased, both as an event sponsor and through the presence of Benoit Egan, Real Estate Consulting Partner, who moderated the conference and provided his perspectives on the real estate market.

The numerous participants also had the opportunity to hear Michel Leblanc, President and CEO of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montréal, Yves-Thomas Dorval, President of the Conseil du patronat du Québec and Mario Lefebvre, Director of the Conference Board of Canada’s Centre for Municipal Studies, speak about major issues for 2013 with respect to the economy, politics and particularly the real estate sector.

At the event closing, Benoit Egan was interviewed by the Informateur immobilier commercial and answered various questions on the real estate situation in Montréal. Congratulations!

Benoit Egan - IDU (2013)

Conference speakers from the IDU’s 2013 conference on economic, political and real estate perspectives : Benoit Egan, Real Estate Consulting Partner at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, Mario Lefebvre, Director of the Conference Board of Canada’s Centre for Municipal Studies, Michel Leblanc, President and CEO of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montréal  and Yves-Thomas Dorval, President of the Conseil du patronat du Québec.

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11 Feb 2013

Administrateurs de la relèveRaymond Chabot Grant Thornton is proud to partner up with the Administrateurs de la relève [Next-Generation Directors] program launched in collaboration with the Regroupement des jeunes chambres de commerce du Québec, the Autorité des marchés financiers and the Collège des administrateurs de sociétés de l’Université Laval. This program aims to train youths under forty to exert their role as directors in a strategic manner while following the best practices and strategies with regard to governance of not-for-profit organizations.

“For Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, equipping emerging professionals is an absolute priority for Quebec’s success. In addition to private firms for which we developed an integrated approach for Business Succession and Continuity, we have a rich expertise to efficiently support young directors of not-for-profit organizations, whether it is in taxation, assurance, coaching or in strategy. Deeply committed to the success of emerging professionals, we’re delighted to partner up with this innovative program,” stated Mr. Réal Létourneau Interim President and CEO.