20 Sep 2012

On September 12, 2012, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton inaugurated its new Drummondville office with more than 100 guests. “We owe this expansion first and foremost to all our clients and partners. This event is an opportunity to thank them for the trust they have shown and continue to show in us. We share their desire for growth and success. We are here for them!” said the office’s Partner in Charge, Patrick Marion.

Firm employees and partners from the region and other network offices also attended the inauguration, namely the Interim President and CEO and Vice-President of the Eastern Townships region, Réal Létourneau, and the Vice-President, Strategic Development, Nathalie Normandeau. “We are proud to have a bigger and more user-friendly office to meet our clients’ needs even more effectively. This location will enable us to increase personnel in line with the continually evolving needs of our clients and partners,” added Réal Létourneau.

We wish the entire Drummondville team much success in their new space!

Drummondville newspapers L’Express and L’Impact mentioned the event. We would like to thank all those who participated in this celebration and who share our passion for business!

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19 Sep 2012

“This partnership enables Raymond Chabot Human Resources Inc. to provide its clients with access to an even more complete array of specialized human resource consulting services, available across Quebec, Canada and abroad.
– Louise Martel, Partner, Raymond Chabot Human Resources Inc.

MONTRÉAL, September 19, 2012 – This morning, Raymond Chabot Human Resources Inc. (RCHR) and André Filion & Associates Inc. announced an innovative business partnership allowing both reputed firms to work in harmony in their respective fields of expertise for the benefit of current and future clients.

As of October 1, potential assessment, coaching and talent development and career transition practices, assumed by the RCHR Montréal and Québec City offices for nearly 30 years, will be transferred and integrated into those of André Filion & Associates Inc., a firm specialized in organizational and work psychology, in business since the 80s. Part of the RCHR team will join André Filion & Associates Inc. and RCHR will henceforth concentrate mainly on executive search.

“We are very pleased with this partnership, which will enrich our practices by adding first-rate resources and offer Raymond Chabot Human Resources Inc. clients and employees a broader and better integrated expertise.” stated Claude Forget, President of André Filion & Associates Inc.

“The partners’ client offering will be even stronger and more beneficial and will enable each player the chance to consolidate specific strategic positioning,” concluded Louise Martel, RCHR Partner.

About Raymond Chabot Human Resources Inc.

For nearly 30 years, Raymond Chabot Human Resources Inc. has been providing a range of human resource consulting services. This company is affiliated with Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, which is a leader in the fields of assurance, taxation, 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.

About André Filion & Associates Inc.

André Filion & Associates Inc. is a professional services firm specialized in industrial psychology and career management. With five partners in charge and 70 fulltime employees, it is available to its clients in places of business located in Montréal, Québec City, Ottawa, Saguenay, Trois-Rivières and Sept-Îles. The firm is also a founding member of Verity Filion and BPI Group, which enables it to serve clients in Canada and abroad.

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Sources – Information:

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

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17 Sep 2012

Martin DeschênesMartin Deschênes, Assurance Partner in the Montréal office, will be co-presiding the Dr. Clown fundraising campaign this fall. In his second year of involvement with the organization, he will be contributing concretely to the success and influence of this campaign that helps sick children and the elderly.

Improving the Quality of Life of People in the Hospital

The mission of the Dr. Clown organization, which became Jovia in 2012, is to contribute to improving the quality of life of people in the hospital through its therapeutic clown program. By creating a connection through games and using the imagination, therapeutic clowns work with two types of people, children hospitalized in pediatrics departments and the increasingly dependent elderly. More than 30 healthcare establishments call on Jovia’s personalized services. The group has also received the official support of the Collège des médecins du Québec and the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec.

For more information on Jovia, visit www.jovia.ca.

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04 Sep 2012
Guy Martin (1923-2012)

 Tribute to a Pioneer of the Quebec Economic Scene

We were saddened to hear of the passing of Guy Martin, FCPA, FCA, one of our Firm’s founding partners, on September 1, 2012, at the age of 88 years.

The Partners and employees salute this man of great honour and express their appreciation for his exceptional contribution. He will always be a source of inspiration to all who came in contact with him. We send our sincere condolences to his family and friends who supported him throughout his career.

Guy Martin was predeceased by his wife Suzie Choquet and daughter Céline, and leaves to mourn his children Louis (Ginette Tremblay), Claude (Colette Richer), Sophie (Christian Roy), André (Sylvie Laurendeau), Antoine (Sylvie Laflamme), Gilles (Hélène Pringle) and Luc (Sylvie Dagenais), 19 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, his sisters Louise and Thérèse, brother-in-law Jean De Grandpré, sister-in-law Denise Choquet and many friends and relatives.

Funeral arrangements

The family will receive condolences at the Rodrigue Montpetit et fils funeral home (1580 Route 132, St-Anicet) on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. as well as on Thursday, September 6, as of 9:00 a.m. The funeral will be held in the St-Anicet Church on September 6 at 11:00 a.m. with interment at a later date in the Lachine cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fabrique de St-Anicet.