11 Feb 2020

We are very proud to introduce our 28 new partners, outstanding individuals in our firm serving local businesses.

We do all in our power to help our professionals grow to their full potential to successfully guide our clients in their development.

  • Nancy Beaumier – Recovery & Reorganization Group – Québec City
  • Frédéric Bernier – Financial Advisory – Bas-Saint-Laurent and Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine region
  • Francis Boucher – Financial Advisory – Estrie region
  • Josée Bourgeois – Recovery & Reorganization Group – Montréal
  • Annick Breton – Tax – Québec, Chaudière-Appalaches, Mauricie and Centre-du-Québec region
  • Éric Brousseau – Assurance – Québec, Chaudière-Appalaches, Mauricie and Centre-du-Québec region
  • Ghyslain Cadieux – Management Consulting – Québec Region
  • Vincent Cartier – Management Consulting – Montréal Region
  • Hasan Celdir – Assurance – Montréal Region
  • Josianne Cloutier – Assurance – Québec, Chaudière-Appalaches, Mauricie and Centre-du-Québec region
  • Étienne Fiset – Recovery & Reorganization Group – Québec City
  • Gaétan Fradette – Assurance – Estrie region
  • Josée Guillot – Assurance – Québec, Chaudière-Appalaches, Mauricie and Centre-du-Québec region
  • Véronique Lalonde – Recovery & Reorganization Group – Montréal
  • Stéphane Landry – Assurance – Québec, Chaudière-Appalaches, Mauricie and Centre-du-Québec region
  • Mathieu Leblanc – Tax – Montréal Region
  • Manon Lehoux – Assurance – Québec, Chaudière-Appalaches, Mauricie and Centre-du-Québec region
  • Jean-Denis Losier – Recovery & Reorganization Group – Québec City
  • Marie-Pierre Pelletier – Tax – Montréal Region
  • Caroline Plourde – Assurance – Bas-Saint-Laurent and Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine region
  • Marie-Josée Poulin – Assurance – Québec, Chaudière-Appalaches, Mauricie and Centre-du-Québec region
  • Patrick Roberge – Recovery & Reorganization Group – Laval
  • Charles Rousseau – Financial Advisory – Montréal Region
  • Sébastien Roy – Financial Advisory – Québec, Chaudière-Appalaches, Mauricie and Centre-du-Québec region
  • Mélissa Tremblay – Assurance – Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region
  • Jean-François Trépanier – Assurance – Montréal Region
  • Saki Tzanidis – Financial Advisory – Montréal Region
  • Véronique Vachon – Recovery & Reorganization Group – Joliette

Congratulations to all of our new partners!

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29 Jan 2020

Our accredited experts can support Quebec businesses from all sectors in their digital shift.

Do you know that the Industry 4.0 Audit program is available for all sectors? Whether your business is in the manufacturing, retail sales, tourism, leisure or any other industry, including cooperatives and social economy entities, you are eligible for the MEI subsidy.

Nancy Jalbert, Management Consulting Partner, said: “Our personalized and practical approach makes it possible to determine the organization’s precise needs according to its level of technological advancement and initiate a true digital shift within the entity. Thanks to our MEI accreditation, the Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton experts propose an integrated offer to follow their clients in the key stages of their digital project, from strategic planning, including a 4.0 audit, to the selection of digital solutions and change management.”

Leaders in providing 360-degree support to organizations, our accredited experts use an MEI- recognized approach, thereby accelerating the completion of each of the steps related to your digital transformation projects.

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Digital plan implementation subsidy

In addition to providing advice on carrying out a diagnosis and digital plan, our accredited experts can accompany you in the implementation of your digital plan from the selection of solutions to change management planning with respect to the digital projects you prioritize.

Companies wishing to take this step can benefit from the MEI subsidy, which can amount to up to 50% of eligible expenses. In addition, many subsidies can be combined with the MEI grant.

Whether it’s demystifying technologies, optimizing your competitiveness, analyzing or assessing your digital maturity, our experts will provide you with the recommendations, strategies and tools you need to ensure the successful deployment of your digital priorities.

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28 Jan 2020

A new service to protect SMEs from cyber threats

MONTRÉAL, January 28, 2020 – Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton announced the acquisition of VARS, recognized for its cutting-edge information security expertise. The firm is therefore positioning itself as a leader in cybersecurity advice and solutions for businesses in all sectors and of all sizes.

Emilio B. Imbriglio, President and CEO of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton said: “In today’s world, data protection is a major issue and all organizations need to manage cybersecurity risks. This new expertise within Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton will allow us to support our clients so that they can implement the required processes to prevent or recover from cyber attacks. The VARS acquisition is well aligned with the firm’s strategic plan to offer the highest level of digital and technological advisory services.”

VARS offers SMEs solutions to protect themselves against threats that could compromise data security, such as advanced security threat detection, 24/7 network monitoring, identity and access management solutions, security awareness and phishing simulations

Guillaume Caron, President and CEO of VARS stated: “No organisation is safe from cybercrime. We know that larger companies have access to more cybersecurity resources and solutions. Our goal is to offer the same sophisticated expertise to small and medium-sized businesses to protect themselves against potential and actual threats that can affect their operations, their reputation, their growth, and cause severe financial lost. We are pleased to join Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton to help businesses across Quebec protect their most valuable data and assets.”

The digital shift is generating new issues that need to be addressed proactively. The first step is to identify the security risks the organization is facing, assess whether it is compromised, eliminate existing threats and quickly implement a comprehensive plan to protect itself. All companies, large or small, must face these new issues and improve their cybersecurity posture to pursue growth and remain competitive.

To find out more, visit the VARS website.

About Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is a professional services firm dedicated to the success of organizations and their leaders since 1948. The firm’s advisors are committed to helping clients thrive by obtaining a deep understanding of what is important to them, their business and their industry. This knowledge, combined with a team of motivated and talented professionals, helps accelerate growth.

A Quebec and Canadian leader in the areas of assurance, tax, advisory services and business recovery and reorganization, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton boasts more than 2,600 professionals, including approximately 200 partners, working in over 100 offices across the province of Quebec and in the Ottawa and Edmundston regions.

Together with Grant Thornton LLP, another Canadian firm, and the Grant Thornton global organization, our global footprint spans across more than 135 countries with over 53,000 people who provide real insight, a fresh perspective and agility to keep clients moving ahead.


Francis Letendre
Head – Public Affairs
Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton

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14 Jan 2020

The Grant Thornton global organization publishes its global revenues and announces 6.4% growth for 2019.

Grant Thornton, the global organization of which Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is a member, published its global results on January 9, 2020, announcing global revenues of US$5.72B for the financial year ended September 30, 2019.

In particular, these results were driven by:

  • Investment in 13 strategic markets where Grant Thornton sees the highest potential for growth in the mid-market segment;
  • Asia Pacific which saw outstanding results from many firms, including those above, which drove growth of 10.7% across the region, nearly double the projected regional GDP growth for 2019;
  • Solid growth across all service lines with a particularly strong result from advisory (+8.6%), closely followed by tax (+5.9%) and assurance (+4.7%).

Peter Bodin, CEO Grant Thornton International Ltd, says: “Our robust 2019 global revenues are the result of a deliberate strategy, focused on quality and culture, which delivered sustainable growth for the network. Our firms’ focus on quality and helping clients navigate an increasingly uncertain world has delivered another record result for our network. As clients continue to expand into new territories, transform the way they do business and cope with increasing regulation, we need to evolve and adapt with them. There is also mounting pressure from consumers, investors and regulators to transform business models and build a more sustainable global economy. It’s reassuring to see Grant Thornton firms succeed as we continue to build a sustainable next-generation professional services organization.”

Emilio B. Imbriglio, President and CEO of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton congratulated the global organization’s member firms. He especially highlights the work of the 2,600 professionals at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton whose efforts have largely contributed to these positive results: “Our firm is very proud to contribute to this international success. Our integrated service offering and access to the professionals of Grant Thornton’s worldwide network allow us to support local businesses in their growth, both nationally and internationally.”