The Consortium is honoured to rely on the experience and knowledge of ten experienced administrators from different spheres of the cooperative movement. With progress and healthy management at heart, the members of the board of directors are committed to supporting the Consortium in the pursuit of its primary mission: offering its members professional services at a fair cost.
Administrator, Coopérative des ambulanciers de la Mauricie
Known for his expansive knowledge of the cooperative movement, Mr. Laurin is the President of the Consortium de ressources et d’expertises coopératives, in addition to acting as a member of the board of directors for three cooperatives. A first-rate leader, he is distinguished as an authority in matters of quality management and the roles and functions of a business administrator.
Today, he is a consultant in governance, ethics, and cooperation. He spent most of his career at the Mouvement des caisses Desjardins where he held several senior positions in the fields of human resources, quality, strategic planning, and cooperation. Over the past fifteen years, he has been the Vice-President of Strategic Planning and Vice-President of Cooperation and Quality. He holds a Master’s degree in psychology, specifically in organizational development, and he is currently pursuing a graduate diploma in Applied Ethics at the Université de Sherbrooke. He currently serves on the ethics committee of the Fonds commun de placement des régimes de retraite de l’Université Laval.
He was awarded the Ordre du mérite coopératif du troisième degré, a distinction presented to a person who has been significantly involved in cooperative activity over many years and in many sectors, at a provincial or regional level. Always very active, he is currently a board member for six organizations.
Executive Director of the Coopérative de soutien à domicile de Laval
A natural leader who is attentive to others as well as a respected speaker and a proven negotiator, Ms. Loranger is a passionate person who has distinguished herself through the pride of place she leaves to her collaborators and their ideas. Her integrity, honesty, and spontaneity make her a rallying leader who is not afraid to take on new challenges, especially when it concerns defending the rights of vulnerable individuals.
After studying business administration, where she specialized in management, Ms. Loranger was hired as the manager of a team of sales representatives. She then went on to hold a senior position in an employment agency. Her breadth of vision and ability to evaluate the financial potential of a project make her a talented manager who is appreciated for her kindness. Equipped with this experience, she founded the Coopérative de soutien à domicile de Laval in 1995. Since then, she has headed one of the most influential social economy organizations in the industry. Her keen sense of financial analysis, comprehensive vision, and aptitude for surrounding herself with good resources in order to reach a common goal makes her an executive director who is held in high esteem by her collaborators.
Her involvement in the field of cooperatives is not limited to this company. Her willingness to implement each of the great cooperative principles is embodied by a deep concern for equality and sharing in all of her relationships. She was the Vice-President of the Centre local de développement de Laval and the director of the organization Femmessor Laval. Today, in addition to sitting on the board of directors of the Consortium, she is President of the Mutuelle de prévention des entreprises d’économie sociale du Québec and the Fédération des coopératives de services à domicile et de santé du Québec. She is also the Treasurer of the Pôle régional d’économie sociale de Laval.
Executive Director, CQCH
An exceptional manager, Ms. Rouleau is distinguished by her determination and her ability to quickly grasp complex issues, qualities which can be observed in all projects entrusted to her. Indispensable for her leadership, she has nearly twenty years of experience in the housing industry in Québec.
A lawyer by training, she holds a Master’s degree in business administration (MBA) from Université Laval. During her career, she served as the executive director of the Association provinciale des constructeurs d’habitation du Québec (APCHQ) for nearly seven years before joining the Confédération québécoise des coopératives d’habitation (CQCH).
Since becoming the executive director of the CQCH, Ms. Rouleau has served on various committees. Notably, she has been a member of the board of directors of the Fédération des coopératives de services à domicile et de santé du Québec (FCSDSQ) since 2007, a member of the board of directors of the Conseil québécois de la coopération et de la mutualité (CQCM) since 2004, and a member of the board of directors of the Fonds québécois d’habitation communautaire (FQHC) since 2003.
As a member of the board of directors of the Société de coopération pour le développement international (SOCODEVI), Ms. Rouleau also participated in two support missions to Guatemala in 2007 and 2009 as well as a mission to Senegal in 2010.
Associate Executive Director, Fédération des coopératives de câblodistribution et de télécommunication du Québec
With a solid foundation in the field of telecommunications, Mr. Dufour is distinguished by his efficiency in the elaboration of strategic planning and project leadership. His leadership makes him an indispensable manager, sought after for his business skills as well as his kind temperament.
After attending at the Ecole Polytechnique and studying administration at the Université du Québec à Montréal, he became a member of the Ordre des Administrateurs Agréés du Québec in 2005. He served as Director of Sales for a broadcasting company before holding the title of General Director at the Canadian Satellite Communications Inc. (Cancom) for sixteen years. In 2010, he became a representative for the Fédération des coopératives de câblodistribution et de télécommunication du Québec. Two years later, parallel to his work in representation and negotiation, he became the Associate Executive Director of the Fédération des coopératives de câblodistribution et de télécommunication du Québec (FCCTQ).
Believing it is important to get involved in the community, Mr. Dufour enjoys sharing his experience with others. Since 1998, he has been an administrator at Canal Savoir and, in 2010, he became President of its audit committee.
President, Fédération des coopératives de services à domicile et de santé du Québec
With nearly forty years of community experience, Mr. Brouillard is a developer and builder of cooperatives. Never turning down an opportunity, he knows how to bring people together, drawing his motivation from the well-being and improvement of others. By demonstrating altruism, a sense of democracy, and extraordinary people skills, he makes a point to share his wisdom and knowledge.
Mr. Brouillard has served for seventeen years as the President of the board of directors of the Caisse populaire Saint-René-Goupil in the region of Montréal. During his career, he distinguished himself through his role as President of the Coopérative de solidarité en soutien à domicile de la MRC l’Assomption. He still holds that position today, as well as that of President of the Fédération des coopératives de services à domicile et de santé du Québec. His comprehensive vision of the cooperative movement has enabled him to be directly involved with different organizations, like the Centre à nous and Le Bon pilote, where he brought his organizational support and skills as well as his desire to improve them.
Mr. Brouillard is an inspiration to the broader community. In 2013 he was awarded the Ordre du mérite coopératif et mutualiste du troisième degré from the Conseil québécois de la coopération et de la mutualité, and in 2014 he was awarded the prix du Repentinois for the year. In 2015 he received the Lieutenant-Governor medal in recognition of his volunteer involvement, determination, and excellence.