Governance

Board of directors

The members of our Board of Directors are actively involved in the social economy, and their expertise and commitment are a great asset. Responsible for overall operational and business administration, they are involved in developing broad guidelines, setting rules and policies, and overseeing the application of the mission and procedures essential to the smooth running of RISQ.

Board members also authorize or reject projects recommended by the investment committees. They are responsible for investment risk and portfolio management as part of ensuring RISQ’s continued operation.

We thank them for their professional rigour and support!

CHAIR

Richard Gravel

Representative of the Chantier de l’économie sociale
Executive Director, Collectif des entreprises d’insertion du Québec

VICE-CHAIR

Karole Forand

Representative of the Chantier de l’économie sociale
Executive Director, CEDEC de Sherbrooke

TREASURER-SECRETARY

Myriam Déry

Representative of the Chantier de l’économie sociale
Development officer, Chantier de l’économie sociale

MEMBER

Patrick Duguay

Representative of the Chantier de l’économie sociale
Executive Director, CDR Outaouais-Laurentides
Outaouais Regional Pole of the Social Economy

MEMBER

Carine Perron

Representative of the Chantier de l’économie sociale
Direction, CERESO, Cégep régional de Lanaudière

MEMBER

Didier Fleury

Representative designated jointly by financial partners
Senior Advisor, Innovation and Solidarity Financet, Caisse d’Économie Solidaire Desjardins

MEMBER

Patrick Piché

Representative of the Chantier de l’économie sociale
Consultant in project development, Centre de valorisation du bois urbain

MEMBER

Solen Martin-Déry

Representative of the Chantier de l’économie sociale
Project manager, TIESS et Caligram

STATUTORY MEMBER

Philippe Garant

Executive Director – RISQ

OBSERVER MEMBER

Julie Chartrand Beauregard

Ministère de l’Économie, des Sciences et de l’Innovation
Collective Entrepreneurship Consultant, Collective Entrepreneurship Branch

OBSERVER MEMBER

Francis Gravel

Staff Representative  – RISQ

Investment committee – capitalization

The Investment Committee’s mandate is to analyze financing proposals presented by analysts once they have reviewed entrepreneurs’ applications. At their meetings, they validate the viability and positive impacts of project proposals and evaluate the overall investment risk. The Committee then makes the appropriate recommendations to the Board of Directors

CHAIR

Yvon Létourneau

Director, Investment, Desjardins Entreprises Capital régional et coopératif

MEMBER

Carine Perron

Representative of RISQ’s Board of Directors

MEMBER

Denis Champagne

Financing Advisor, SADC de la Vallée de la Batiscan

MEMBER

Marie J. Bouchard

Professor, UQAM, Faculty of Organization and Human Resources

MEMBER

Philippe Garant

Executive Director – RISQ

MEMBER

Mickel Robertson

Commission de développement économique des Premières Nations du Québec et du Labrador

MEMBER

Aina Rakotoarinivo

Executive Director, Fonds d’Emprunt Québec

Investment committee – Pre-startup fund

The role of this committee is to analyze financing proposals presented by the analysts and evaluate the overall investment risk. Members are responsible for advising the Board of Directors to accept, reject, or change analysts’ financing recommendations.

MEMBER

Marc-André Caron

Executive Director, Carrefour jeunesse Emploi Laurentides

MEMBER

Pierre-André Lafantaisie

CDE MRC Laurentides  

MEMBER

Maude Léonard

ESG UQAM

MEMBER

Chantal Tardif

Pôle d’économie sociale Centre-du-Québec

MEMBER

Didier Fleury

Membre du CA du RISQ
Caisse d’économie solidaire Desjardins

MEMBER

Philippe Garant

Executive Director – RISQ

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