21 Jun 2018

The Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life includes over 400 events with more than 110,000 participants each year and Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton was on board again this year!

Teams from the Sherbrooke and Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac offices were proud to participate to help create a world where Canadians can live without fear of cancer. Congratulations to our teams for their commitment and determination. Together, we made a difference!

Sherbrooke: over 125 km and more than $5,000 raised!

The 13-member Sherbrooke team raised $5,479.15, ranking seventh among the 80 participating teams, and covered over 125 km! The Sherbrooke event raised a total of $238,000!

Back row: Pierre Jones, Lise Beaudoin, Nancy O’Malley, Susy O’Malley, Nathalie Lecomte, Dominique Hébert, Daniel Drouin and Christian Côté. Front row: Nancy L’Espérance, Isabelle Perreault, Florence Cormier-Roussel and Joanie Baril. (Absent: Dany Roberge, Isabelle Perreault’s spouse and survivor.)

Enthusiasm and resolve in Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac

In Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac, partner Linda Bossé was the June 16th event’s ambassador. Our team raised $2,560 while the event raised a total of $57,000! The event’s importance was evident with the presence of Jean D’Amour, MNA and Minister of Maritime Affairs who was there to support the valiant participants!

Front row, left to right: Linda Bossé, Clodya Lévesque and her two sons, Mélanie St-Pierre, Valérie Paradis and her daughter, Christine Boucher, Mariette Briand, Nadia Pelletier, Yvan Lavoie and his daughter. Back row: Ruth Bérubé, Yves Blier, Kevin Fournier, Lise Tremblay, Véronique Bossé, Huguette Lavoie, Marc Bélanger, Dolorès Ouellet, Lynda Lavoie, Mélina Paradis, Sarah Maude Fournier, Gisèle Bélanger, Nicole Ouellet and Amélie Potvin. (Absent: Renald Dancause)

About the Relay for Life

At Relay For Life, no one faces cancer alone. These events bring together teams of family, friends and colleagues to celebrate cancer survivors, remember those we’ve lost and commit to raising funds to fight all types of cancer. Relay For Life is a community of people fighting back against cancer. Find out more at www.relayforlife.ca.

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21 Jun 2018

On June 14, 2018, Éric Dufour gave a presentation on bridging the generation gap at the Hotel Chicoutimi attended by numerous business leaders and representatives from the region’s socioeconomic sector.

The firm’s Business Transfer Leader and Regional Vice-President illustrated generational differences and emphasized the importance of identifying tendencies created by these gaps.

“You have to build bridges between these gaps. I’d like to see a more disciplined approach to taking action. There is a need for generational sharing, a 2020 bridge. Consider Luciano Pavarotti, the great classical singer, for example. What did he do in 1993? He decided to sing with rock stars such as Bono and Sting. His successful transition quickly silenced his critics. If he could do it, why can’t we?” Dufour stated.

Éric Dufour added that Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton has set up an advisory service that can help business people build generational bridges and support an efficient and well-planned entrepreneurial succession initiative.

For more information, read the article (in French) published in Le Quotidien on June 16, 2018.

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20 Jun 2018

Information security is crucial in our field to ensure data confidentiality.

This is why we develop top-notch tools that meet clients’ needs and industry security standards.

ClientAccess enables you to share all the information needed for an ongoing assignment, consult your history, receive email alerts when something is changed in your file and communicate easily with our team of professionals.

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15 Jun 2018

The digital economy, climate change and changing demographics are among the many challenges facing today’s cities.

Members of the Association des directeurs généraux des municipalités du Québec (ADGMQ) met for their annual convention from June 6 to 8, 2018 in Rimouski under the theme “L’Humain au cœur de nos villes”.

As one of the event partners, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is proud to be associated with the ADGMQ and to continue providing its support and expertise to municipalities to help them grow and improve their management.

Pierre Fortin, Partner, Management Consulting and Municipal Sector Leader presented a workshop during the event on major municipal issues.

He explains, “A municipality’s role is not limited to developing its territory. This proximity government must also support economic prosperity, ensure social cohesion, take on its environmental responsibilities and manage effectively and efficiently, all within the context of increasingly important new technological realities.”