09 Nov 2012

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s Management Consulting Group has once again demonstrated the extent of its expertise during conventions held by the Association des établissements de réadaptation en déficience physique du Québec and the Association des centres jeunesse du Québec.

Congrès québécois de réadaptation

First, on October 25, during the 2012 Congrès québécois de réadaptation, Jonathan Perrier and Sophie Desgagnés, both Management Consulting Group experts, gave a conference on how measurement and optimization can lead to clinical innovation. They explained how to face service demand growth with limited professional resources. Undertaking an optimization procedure often proves to be promising in terms of sustainable solutions to the issues experienced in practice.

Congrès de l’Association des centres jeunesse du Québec

Secondly, on October 29, 30 and 31, 2012, our team also took part in the biennial convention of the Association des centres jeunesse du Québec and a one-day seminar held by the Réseau universitaire intégré jeunesse (RUIJ) with over 1,000 conventioneers. As part of the Troubled Youth program, five of our experts had the opportunity to showcase their expertise to an audience of social services managers.

Consulting Services Manager Jocelyn Théoret, aptly co-led a workshop with the Centres jeunesse de Lanaudière’s Chantal Talbot on the client experience entitled, “L’expérience client : se mobiliser pour le bien-être du jeune et de sa famille” (“The Client Experience: Getting Mobilized for the Well-being of Youth and Their Families”).

For his part, Consulting Services Manager Marc Hyndman co-led a workshop with Luc Cadieux of the Centres jeunesse de l’Outaouais, France Trépanier of the Centre jeunesse des Laurentides and Pierre Cloutier of the Centre jeunesse de Chaudière-Appalaches. Based on the theme of succeeding in strategic planning, (Réussir sa planification stratégique), the workshop explained how sound strategic planning can drive an organization, mobilize personnel, increase consistency of action, optimize resource use and enhance brand image.

Moreover, Sylvain Lemieux, Senior Manager, Consulting Services, co-led a workshop that summarized the new performance analysis method of the Troubled Youth program. Sylvain was accompanied by Nico Trocmé and Tonino Esposito of McGill University, Manon Léonard of the Centre jeunesse des Laurentides and Chloé Gaumont of the Association des centres jeunesse du Québec.

In other respects, during a poster session, Richard Gascon, Partner, and Josée Dupuis, Consulting Services Manager, presented our distinctive approach for the optimization of administrative and support services, which is perfectly adapted to youth centres.

Lastly, Sylvain Lemieux and Marc Hyndman presented a new overall performance evaluation methodology to an audience of experts associated with two major integrated university youth research networks based in Montréal and Québec City. In this segment, our work elicited considerable interest from university researchers.

These are yet more examples of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s expertise and of our health and social services experts.

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05 Nov 2012

Congratulations to Alexandra Morin, Tax Consultant at the Rivière-du-Loup office, for having received seven honourable mentions from the Ordre des CPA, CGA for her performance on the order’s exam. These mentions are in addition to the one she received when she wrote her first exam in 2011.

Kudos to Alexandra for the efforts made to obtain such exceptional results! This is another example of the outstanding talent and expertise within the Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton network!

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26 Oct 2012

SHAWINIGAN, October 26, 2012 – Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is proud to welcome Shawinigan-based Théoret Perreault Ricard Cossette Experts-Comptables Inc. (hereafter “TPRC Public Accountants”) to its network. With the addition of a dozen new experts, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is consolidating its presence in the Mauricie region, where entrepreneurial growth continues to make its mark.

Pierre Lapointe, Regional Vice-President, is quoted saying: “Shawinigan’s economic history is marked by its ability to innovate, which is clearly seen in the vitality and diversity of its economy today, which are based on the two solid foundations that are energy and industry. Our firm is therefore privileged to be offering its many services to organizations that are evolving in a structured, competitive business environment. Shawinigan ranks 19th among the 103 most dynamic Canadian city-regions with regard to entrepreneurship in Canada, according to a recent study by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business – which is certainly no small feat.”

This partnership will enable Mauricie inhabitants to depend on two Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton business establishments, the second being in Trois-Rivières. “Our desire to better serve the interests of our clients and entrepreneurs in the region can be seen in the on-going integration of seasoned professionals, which favours our growth. The diversity of our firm’s services and the extent of our presence within the Mauricie community are testament to our true commitment to guiding entrepreneurs in the region and taking part in their successes,” added François Dupuis, Partner at the Trois-Rivières office.

“We are pleased that our team will be able to harmonize Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton network’s expertise with an organizational structure that focuses on small and medium enterprises and adapts to local markets. Rooted in Shawinigan for 20 years, we are thrilled that our company will continue to grow within this major firm by providing clients with a value-added offer thanks to the multidisciplinary services we now have,” concluded Jean-Marc Théoret, Partner, TPRC Public Accountants.

TPRC Public Accountants will carry out its activities under the Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton name; its offices will be located at 1752 Saint-Marc Avenue, Shawinigan.

About Théoret Perreault Ricard Cossette Experts-Comptables Inc.

Born of the merger of several Mauricie accounting firms, TPRC Public Accountants has been operating in Shawinigan for more than 20 years. In addition to providing discrete, courteous, professional and tailored services, TPRC Public Accountants professionals understand their clients’ situations and specific needs and are able to support them in the development and success of their business projects.

About Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton

Founded in 1948, today Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton 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 Québec, 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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For more information: Carole-Anne Dugré
Regional Manager, Communications and Business Development
Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
Tel.: 418-647-6635
Cell.: 418-955-3792
[email protected]

Source: Francis Letendre
Public Relations Consultant
Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
Tel.: 514-390-4201
Cell.: 514-554-1685
[email protected]

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23 Oct 2012
Inauguration of the Saint-Éphrem Office

Luc Lemieux, Mayor of Saint-Éphrem (left), and Partner, Rémi Fortin (right) were proud to inaugurate Saint-Ephrem’s new multifunctional centre, located at 34 Highway 271 South. Congratulations!

On October 14, 2012, the Saint-Éphrem office inaugurated its new premises during a ceremony organized by the Saint-Éphrem municipality which also celebrated the official opening of the Saint-Éphrem-de-Beauce multifunctional centre.

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton took the opportunity to invite its clients, business associates and the business community to visit its office and discover the multifunctional centre, a project requiring municipality and provincial government funding of over $5M.

Many distinguished guests were on-hand at the ceremony, during which Rémi Fortin, Partner, spoke on behalf of all tenants. Other guests included Luc Lemieux, the Mayor of Saint-Éphrem-de-Beauce, Robert Dutil, the provincial MNA of Beauce-Sud, as well as regional media representatives.

During the event, 250 people interacted with our professionals and learned about Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s new office in Saint-Ephrem.

Luc Lemieux, Mayor of Saint-Éphrem (left), and Partner, Rémi Fortin (right) were proud to inaugurate Saint-Ephrem’s new multifunctional centre, located at 34 Highway 271 South. Congratulations!