21 Jun 2016
Guy Fauteux
Vice-President, Partner | FCPA, FCA | Assurance

Sherbrooke, June 21st, 2016 – In collaboration with La Grande Virée Artistique de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke’s Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton office is keeping up with its tradition by holding an art exhibit starting today, at 455 King West Street, suite 500, in Sherbrooke.

“To support emerging artists is essential to a society’s expansion. In that sense, culture is most certainly a great lever for economic development. We must allow established as well as emerging artists the chance to showcase their artworks in various settings so that the entire population can appreciate their talent.  We are proud to have been able to provide these creators with a unique place display their work, since 1987”, stated Mr. Guy Fauteux, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s Eastern Townships’ Vice President.

This year’s crop is truly impressive: 45 young artists who have contributed 58 original artworks. The works had to be submitted before the May 31st closing date. Participating artists came from two universities, two colleges and six high schools, all in Sherbrooke. The selection committee chose 14 artists who will be able to display their work at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s Sherbrooke office, from June 21st to September 9th, 2016.

The public is invited to come and visit this free exhibit, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Sherbrooke office. The Claude Métras Award (Prix Claude Métras) winner will be selected by a jury, and the public will get a chance to vote for their favorite artwork as well, until September 1st, 2016. The two winners will be announced during the next art opening event to be held on September 20th, 2016.

The Claude Métras Award (Prix Claude Métras) is an annual contest organized by Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and La Grande Virée Artistique de Sherbrooke that is aimed at the Sherbrooke students, and whose goal is to encourage emerging artists, as well as shine a light on their work. The Claude Métras Award (Prix Claude Métras) is given in recognition of the businessman’s dedication to Sherbrooke’s arts and culture community.

“La Grande Virée Artistique de Sherbrooke is very happy to partner up once again with the biggest accounting firm in Québec to make local artists’ works of art known to a broader public. Our artists’ talent must be better recognized and our collaboration with the business community shows our common purpose to provide them with means to fulfill their goals and ambitions”, concluded the President of the organization, Mrs. Nancy Asselin.

About Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton

Founded in 1948, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton has become a Canadian leader in the fields of assurance, tax, consulting services, and business recovery & reorganization. Its strength is based on a team of over 2,300 professionals, including some 200 partners. Together, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and Grant Thornton LLP, another Canadian member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, help dynamic Canadian organizations unlock their potential for growth with over 4,100 professionals and some 140 offices across Canada. Grant Thornton International Ltd provides clients with the expertise of member and correspondent firms in more than 130 countries, with over 42,000 professionals.

About La Grande Virée Artistique de Sherbrooke

La Grande Virée Artistique de Sherbrooke was founded in 2002 under the initiative of a group of Sherbrooke artists, renowned on the provincial and national stages. This event is a summer road trip, covering the six boroughs of Sherbrooke, and takes place over two long weekends, spreading from the end of June to the beginning of July. It highlights the local artistic talents, whether in visual arts or crafts. For the past 14 years, La Grande Virée Artistique de Sherbrooke has allowed to promote more than a hundred artists in Sherbrooke’s cultural community. It’s a significant event offered to art lovers so they can discover entirely different worlds, learn about various techniques and expertise, and have the opportunity to discuss directly with the artists.

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Francis Letendre
Senior Consultant – Public Relations
Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
Tel.: 514 390-4201
letendre.francis@rcgt.com

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20 Jun 2016
Guy Fauteux
Vice-President, Partner | FCPA, FCA | Assurance

Québec City, June 20, 2016. – In line with its commitment to the success of local entrepreneurs, and in particular that of women in business, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton has just finished a tour to promote female entrepreneurship. Begun in March, the tour was intended for students of Quebec secondary and college-level institutions, and was a resounding success.

This first edition of the CLEARR Effect (the acronym stands for Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton values: collaboration, leadership, excellence, agility, respect and responsibility) consisted in school visits featuring testimonials where the firm’s women of talent, along with women entrepreneurs from the region, addressed the issue of entrepreneurship and academic perseverance.

“We’re very proud of our tour. We visited some ten schools and close to 1,000 students were made aware of the issues of entrepreneurship and its significance for the development of Quebec communities and economic life. We must continually encourage the entrepreneurial succession, and we believe it’s essential to share the know-how and soft skills of exceptional women with our up-and-coming talent¾tomorrow’s managers” said Mélanie Boyer, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Partner and Women of Talent Committee Leader.

Formed in 2013, the Committee’s main mission is to highlight and promote the roles and responsibilities of women within the organization by supporting concrete actions that foster the development of communities where it is active.

The tour included educational establishments in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, Bas-Saint-Laurent, Cantons-de-l’Est, Québec City, Laval and Montréal regions.

About Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton

Founded in 1948, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton  has become a Canadian leader in the fields of assurance, tax, consulting services, and business recovery & reorganization. Its strength is based on a team of over 2,300 professionals, including some 200 partners. Together, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and Grant Thornton LLP, another Canadian member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, help dynamic Canadian organizations unlock their potential for growth with over 4,100 professionals and some 140 offices across Canada. Grant Thornton International Ltd provides clients with the expertise of member and correspondent firms in more than 130 countries, with over 42,000 professionals.

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Francis Letendre
Senior Consultant – Public Relations
Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
Tel.: 514-390-4201
letendre.francis@rcgt.com

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16 Jun 2016
Guy Fauteux
Vice-President, Partner | FCPA, FCA | Assurance

BEAUCEVILLE, June 15, 2016. – Following the launch of festivities to mark the 50th anniversary of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s offices in Beauce on May 15, 2016, a third event was held on June 12th at the Beauceville golf club. This breakfast event was attended by Beauceville mayor, Luc Provencal as well as over 150 firm clients, business partners and employees.

The Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton partners and employees, as well as two long-standing clients of the Beauceville office, took the opportunity to pay tribute to Raymond Fortin, ambassador partner for the firm in Beauce for his exceptional contribution. Following a number of testimonials that highlighted his professional qualities and community involvement, Raymond received a commemorative gift.

Beauceville

Rémi Fortin, Partner in charge of the Beauce offices, Raymond Fortin, Ambassador Partner, Johanne Rodrigue, Case Manager, and Raymond Poulin, Partner

“I’m deeply touched by this honour. I can assure you, dear clients and business partners, that it is a privilege for us to celebrate the momentous occasion with you. This third activity to mark the 50th anniversary of our presence in Beauce confirms the importance of this region to our firm,” Raymond stated while giving his thanks.

The breakfast ended with a show by hypnotist D’Ward (Édouard Doyon), a talented and promising young man from the Beauce region who is starting to make his mark across the province.

The Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Beauceville office was founded in 1973 by Normand Bourque, of the firm Latulippe, Cliche, Bourque, Gilbert, Rodrigue & Associés. That firm merged with Renaud & Jacob, to create Latulippe Renaud & Associés in 1980. In the interim, Raymond Fortin rejoined the firm in 1978 and his arrival in the Beauceville office provided the means to consolidate its presence with Beauce businesses by focussing on the proximity to clients and accessibility of our professionals. The group joined Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton (Raymond Chabot Martin Paré, as it was known back then) in 1986 and Raymond Fortin was appointed partner at that time.

 

50e Beauceville

Alain Gauthier, Partner, Bertrand Jacques, Partner, Claude Cliche, Consulting Partner, Raymond Fortin, Ambassador Partner, Luc Provençal, Beauceville Mayor, Rémi Fortin, Partner in charge of the Beauce offices, and Raymond Poulin, Partner

Other upcoming festivities

2016 will be a year of celebration for the Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton offices in Beauce, as it is very important for its leaders and employees to highlight the 50 years of history that have allowed our firm to become what it is today in each of the areas we are located. In addition to events that took place recently in Saint-Éphrem-de-Beauce and Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce, events are planned for Sainte-Marie and Saint-Georges in the fall. Until then we invite you to consult rcgt.com/50th-beauce, where a new text every month will allow you to delve into Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s history and its Beauce roots as employees, clients, ambassadors and business partners share their memories.

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15 Jun 2016
Guy Fauteux
Vice-President, Partner | FCPA, FCA | Assurance

This year, more than one hundred Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton employees and partners from the Québec–Chaudière-Appalaches, Mauricie and Nicolet regions moved, ran and walked during the Trois-Rivières (June 7) and Québec City (June 12) Défi Entreprises challenges. The purpose of these events is to promote physical activity, improve employees’ quality of life and enhance their business performance.

Défi Entreprises - Trois-Rivières

Congratulations to the Trois-Rivières team for participating!

Last year, 57 people took the challenge in Québec City. This year, the organizing committee aimed for 70 participants. “I’m proud to announce that many employees took part this year. Not only did we surpass our objective, but we had almost double the number of people registered compared to last year!” said Mario Morin, Regional Vice-President of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, who also took part in the challenge.

Défi Entreprises - Québec

Hats off to the Québec City team who once again braved the rain and cold!

“The Défi Entreprises challenge fits in perfectly with Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s business culture: commitment, effort, team spirit and the push to exceed one’s limits. We’re very pleased with our employees’ positive response and the enthusiasm with which the Québec–Chaudière-Appalaches, Mauricie and Nicolet regions’ team took up the Défi Entreprises challenges on June 7th and 12th,” said Morin.

About Défi Entreprises

Défi Entreprises is a simple, affordable and efficient program for physical activity in the workplace designed to improve performance, team spirit and the quality of life in businesses in Québec City, Montréal, Trois-Rivières, Ottawa and Gatineau. Since its creation in Québec City in 2011, Défi Entreprises has helped over 35,000 participants become more active, and has raised more than $300,000 in donations for not-for-profit organizations across the province.

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