Departure of Roger Archambault, INS Québec Vice-President, Performance Services
The Institut national du sport du Québec (INS Québec) announced today (November 17) that Roger Archambault will be stepping down as Vice-President, Performance Services effective January 8, 2021.
In a note sent to staff and members of the Institut’s Network as well as to the sports community, Mr. Archambault said he made this decision first and foremost for personal reasons. “This decision was really difficult to make. Professionally, the opportunity to serve as the Vice-president, Performance services was exactly what I was seeking in the early twilight of my career: to be a person of influence to help shape the high performance landscape both nationally and within the province of Québec. However, the COVID crisis clearly spelled out my need to be close to those I love, especially my wife and my family, and this could not be done without returning home in the Outaouais region.”
Mr. Archambault will have the opportunity to be able to better reconcile his professional life and his need to come back home as he has been offered the opportunity to return to his previous role with the University of Ottawa.
The President and CEO of INS Québec, Gaëtan Robitaille underlined the important contribution of Roger Archambault. “Thanks to his background in preparation for Major Games and his impressive network within the sports community, Roger has managed to take the relationship between INS Quebec and our sports partners to another level in terms of services, advice and integration of our interventions. His qualities and skills have also served our Quebec partners such as the regional multi-sport training centres and Quebec sports federations with whom we have been able to establish a more promising collaboration moving forward.”
Among other accomplishments, Mr. Archambault notably led a reorganization of the performance services structure that both consolidate the Institut’s resources and acts in a better complementarity and with more agility. The content and tools are better adapted and more robust. “Roger leaves us a solid foundation and a highly talented, professional and seasoned team,” added Gaëtan Robitaille. “The movement and approach he established will continue and we are grateful for that.”
Mr. Archambault underlined the great collaboration offered by the members of the INS Québec Network including high performance training groups, regional multi-sport training centres and single-sport training centres as well as Québec and Canadian sports federations. He also thanked his Performance Services team for whom he has tremendous respect. “Every day that I worked at the Institut I was amazed by their dedication, desire to achieve, innovative approach, energy, knowledge and their loyalty. It is rare to have the opportunity to lead such an incredible group of professionals who have so often turned me with their brilliance and desire to serve.”
This announcement does not affect the management of files and ongoing projects since Roger Archambault will remain in office until the beginning of January. The Institut said the recruitment process for the position of Vice President, Performance Services is will begin immediately.