28 Sep 2012

The 3rd Edition of the Rentrée nocturne, a fundraising event for the Fondation de la Place des Arts, took place on September 14. The event was organized by the Fondation de la Place des Arts’ 2012 young patrons committee (Comité des jeunes mécènes 2012), including member Christian Houle, a Tax Consultant at the Montréal office. Entitled Contrast’O, the evening event highlighted the contrasts between various eras and art forms.

The purpose of the Place des Arts foundation is to support the Société de la Place des Arts by contributing financially to projects and activities that promote education and public awareness of the performing arts, particularly among young people; increased accessibility to local and foreign artistic productions for various for segments of the public; audience development through innovative projects; as well as artistic research, experimentation, and creation. Montréal office Partner Pierre Monette is the Foundation’s Treasurer.

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton has carved out a place for itself as a major partner of the Rentrée nocturne, asserting its leadership among young professionals along with its support to the Fondation de la Place des Arts.

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26 Sep 2012

In 2010, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton was the successful bidder in a Québec City call for tenders in management consulting. At that time, Québec City was looking into acquiring an efficient financial management tool that would enable it to provide comparable performance indicators for its various departments and boroughs. In practical terms, the goal was to determine the cost of the six boroughs’ activities.

The secrets of managing activity-based costing

Thanks to our firm’s vast expertise and experience in managing activity-based costing, we coached our client during the entire project. One of our ideas was suggesting the use of SAS software, which helped our client improve its decision-making support, reduce costs and increase performance thanks to proactive management.

Congratulations to the Montréal office Management Consulting Group, especially Ghyslain Cadieux, Senior Manager, and Marie-Joëlle Rivard, Manager, for their invaluable contribution to the project!

For more information on Québec City’s successful process and the key roles played by Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and SAS, read the success story published by SAS.

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26 Sep 2012

“One of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s core values is to help organizations assume their societal and environmental responsibilities. To do so, the Firm is launching a new practice that positions it as a sustainability and GHG leader.”
– Johanne Gélinas, Partner in Charge of Sustainability and GHG Management, Management Consulting Group

MONTRÉAL, September 26, 2012 – Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton today officially launched its new Sustainability and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Management practice.

On this occasion, the Firm is proud to announce the appointment of Johanne Gélinas as Partner in Charge of the new practice within the Management Consulting Group.

A former Canadian Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development and former Commissioner with the Quebec Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnement, Johanne Gélinas has more than 25 years of experience in the public and private sectors where she led numerous consultations and reviews on policy and program efficiency pertaining to environmental and sustainability issues in national and international contexts. She says she is thrilled with her new functions: “Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is particularly committed to its community, and its societal values converge toward the service we are launching today. By offering this new Sustainability and greenhouse gas expertise under the management consulting services, we are setting ourselves apart on the market to become an unquestionable leader,” observes Gélinas.

The new Sustainability and GHG Management team will leverage its consulting services expertise to support its clients, from designing corporate responsibility strategies to the operational implementation of sustainable development procedures.

“I am pleased to welcome Johanne Gélinas and her team. Our new practice in Sustainability and GHG Management adds value to our consulting group and enhances the services offered by Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton to meet the needs expressed by our customers”, stated Pierre Fortin, Partner in charge of the Management Consulting Group at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton.

About Johanne Gélinas, M.Sc.

Johanne Gélinas is a Partner in the Management Consulting Group and heads the Sustainable Development and GHG Management practice at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton. Ms. Gélinas has more than 25 years of experience in the public and private sectors where she led numerous consultations and reviews on policy and program efficiency pertaining to environmental and sustainable development issues in national and international contexts. She leverages her extensive audit expertise for the benefit of public- and private-sector clients. As the former Canadian Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development between 2000 and 2007, she led a specialized team whose mandate was to audit the performance of all federal agencies and departments and handle major environmental and sustainable development issues. From 2007 to 2012, Ms. Gélinas directed the Sustainability & Climate Change group at Deloitte. She can be reached by email at [email protected] or by telephone at 514 390-4158.

About Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton

Founded in 1948, today Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is a leader in the fields of assurance, tax, consulting services, business recovery and reorganization. Its strength is based on a team of almost 2,300 people including some 230 partners in more than 100 offices in Quebec, Eastern Ontario and New Brunswick. For the past 30 years, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton has been a member of Grant Thornton International Ltd., providing its clients with the expertise of the member and correspondent firms in more than 100 countries.

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Information:
Marie-Eve Carignan | Senior Consultant, Communications | Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
Telephone: 514-668-9187
Email: [email protected]

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25 Sep 2012

Congratulations to the two Sherbrooke Office teams that participated in the sixth edition of the Lake Memphrémagog relay race, to raise funds for under-privileged elementary school children.

Despite the bad weather, our two teams gave their all to run the 117 km of the race around Lake Memphrémagog, tackling twisting and hilly roads.

Kudos to the members of our two dynamic teams for finishing 29th and 30th, respectively on a total of 105 teams.

Team 1 under captain Karine Lévesque (Manager, Corporate Finance Consulting) :

  • Yanick Huot (Senior Manager, Assurance – Sherbrooke)
  • David Martel (Manager, Assurance – Sherbrooke)
  • Daniel Quirion (Senior Manager – Business Valuation and Forensic and Investigative Accounting)
  • Raphaël Morin (COOP Junior – Sherbrooke)
  • Maxim Thibault-Soulières (COOP Junior – Sherbrooke)

Team 2 under captain Amélie Côté (Assurance Manager – Sherbrooke) :

  • Jean Martel (Senior Manager, Human Resources Consulting – Sherbrooke)
  • Francis Boucher (Consultant – Corporate Finance Consulting – Sherbrooke)
  • Stéphane Rouleau (Tax Manager – Sherbrooke)
  • Dany Leclerc (Supervisor – Sherbrooke)
  • Audrey Lamothe (COOP Junior – Sherbrooke)

Our teams were supported by Denis poirier, Assurance Partner, and Sylvie Camiré, Assurance Manager. The race proved to be an experience beyond compare for the runners!