Marie has been running GRIS-Montréal since 2005. This community organization is the largest service for demystifying sexual orientation and gender identity in schools in Quebec.
Marie has shared her expertise from New Brunswick to British Columbia but also in Europe and Africa. She has given a multitude of lectures at forums on human rights and trade union, scientific or professional conferences.
Marie is also a consultant for the National Institute of Public Health of Quebec (INSPQ). In this capacity, she has trained thousands of medical professionals and social services, from the community and from the education system to adapt their interventions to LGBT clienteles and to be sensitive to their vulnerability.
Finally, Marie has considerable experience in the areas of organizational development, management and personalized advice. She has worked internationally with a variety of organizations from various sectors. Marie has offered several hundred training sessions covering, among other things, participatory leadership, the effectiveness of work teams, managing diversity and facilitating integration within an organization. She has also developed and led strategic planning for NPOs, the public sector and the private sector, at the highest level of responsibility.
In 2016, she was honored by receiving the medal of the National Assembly of Quebec, and the "Woman of Distinction" prize, Social Commitment category, awarded by the Women's Y Foundation for her incredible work and commitment to building a world more open to diversity.
In 2019, she received the HR Recognition Award, NPO category, from the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines of Québec.
Stéphanie also works for the Ville de Montréal as an international relations advisor. In this position, she helps develop agreements, cooperation, and relationships between cities, and she pursues the consensus-building process with the diplomatic community and international partners.
A leader recognized by her peers and her community, she was selected in 2017 to participate in the prestigious Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference. In 2018, Châtelaine magazine named her as an inspiring woman for her implementation of the Technovation program in Quebec. She was recently named by Femmessor as one of the 100 women entrepreneurs who are changing the world. Involved in various organizations, Stéphanie has sat on the board of directors of Connexion Internationale de Montréal and served as chair of the Jeune Chambre de Commerce Haïtienne.
One of her favourite things to do is wander through bookstores and peruse magazines.
Anne-Marie has been involved in several groups, committees and boards of directors, including those of ACFAS, Oncopole and the Francophone Space for the Valorization of Research supported by the Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) and Wallonia-Brussels International. She currently sits on the Board of Groupe 3737. It is with great enthusiasm that she continues her commitment to support projects, initiatives, institutions or companies towards success.
Anne-Marie likes to make new connections, to be exposed to new situations and to step out of her comfort zone, like going on a Via Ferrata in Quebec.
She held various positions from controller to 1st vice-president at Pacini from 2002 to 2014 then president from 2014 to 2020. Her authenticity, rigor, creativity, charisma and incredible commitment then led her to reinvent her title by becoming the Happy President of the organization, a first in Canada.
With more than 25 years of experience in her pocket, she decided to start her own consulting firm of Happy consultant where she accompanies the human behind the business decisions.
Over the past few years, Nathalie has been actively involved in the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the South Shore (CCIRS) and has served on several boards of directors. She served as a member of the Montérégie regional committee for the “Prêt à entreprendre” program, which helps young entrepreneurs, as well as several female leadership cohorts. She is also one of the co-founders of the Franchise Women's Division of the Conseil Québécois de la Franchise (CQF).
Humble and curious, Nathalie is passionate about leadership and strategy and is ready to guide and propel the growth of local SMEs.
As Company administrator (ASC., C-Dir), she currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Governance, Human Resources and Compensation Committee of Taiga Motors Corporation. She is also a member of the board of directors of Laserax Inc., the Quebec Wildlife Foundation and the Bishop's University Foundation. More recently, she became involved with the board of directors of EVOL as well as its governance and human resources committee. Nadia has also sat on many other boards of companies and NPOs, including C2Mi - Center de Collaboration MiQro Innovation and Bishop's University.
Recognized by her peers as leader and lawyer, Nadia received the lawyer emeritus (Ad.E.) a prestigious distinction awarded by the Barreau du Québec for the excellence of her professional career, her social and community influence and her general contribution. She holds, among other things, a bachelor's degree in administration, a master's degree in taxation and a certificate in corporate governance. Nadia also had the opportunity to offer numerous training sessions and conferences in governance.
She wishes to use her diverse background to support companies and organizations in achieving their growth and responsible development objectives, in compliance with environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors.
She also led the planning and execution of dozens of integrated strategic brand plans for blue-chip clients including Nike, Bell Canada, Johnson & Johnson, Right to Play and Coca-Cola. Her vast expertise has often led her to be consulted on the development of strategic and business plans for dozens of companies in many sectors.
Tasha holds a Bachelor of Commerce at McGill University, an MBA and a PhD in Management at Saint Mary's University. She is also a Professor of Entrepreneurship with the Faculty of Agriculture at Dalhousie University. Tasha’s research focuses on the intersection of entrepreneurship policy, gender and education. She recently was awarded a Belong Fellowship to study Indigenous ways of knowing entrepreneurship with a focus on gender and Mitacs grant exploring the role of technology in public school food programs tackling food security.
A stickler for effective planning, Tasha will be the champion of the customer every chance she gets.
In addition to his professional activities, Denis has sat on the boards of Desjardins General Insurance and its ethics committee, and of Desjardins Financial Security. He has also served as chair of the Office Municipal d'Habitation d'Anjou, and of the Chambre de Commerce de l'Est de Montréal.
During his career, he has been a volunteer organizer of numerous activities in support of community organizations.
He currently serves on the board of the Caisse Desjardins de Mercier-Est-Anjou and as treasurer of the Fondation de la Pointe-de-l'Île pour la Persévérance Scolaire.
In all his activities, he prioritizes teamwork, good governance, simplicity, transparency, respect, and diligence... and he never forgets to have fun. He enjoys a good martini and vacations with friends.