Governance

Governance establishes the responsibilities of the various components of an organization while defining and framing their inter-relationships. To ensure sustainable and effective practices as it operates and grows, the Institut national du sport du Québec has adopted a governance structure overseen by its Board of Directors and focusing on its members as its primary concern.

Board of Directors

INS Québec is led by a Board of Directors made up of eleven people who have a marked interest in the development of high-performance sport and whose experience and expertise are both diverse and complementary.

The Board of Directors of INS Québec holds decision-making power over the organization’s major actions and strategies. Generally speaking, the Board of Directors is responsible for contributing to the development of strategic plans and action plans and adopting them; guiding and overseeing the organization’s operations; adopting effective, efficient and transparent governance policies and procedures; and following up on its decisions and being accountable for the results.

Board committees

The Board of Directors can count on the work of various standing, working and ad hoc committees. These committees are

  • Executive Committee
  • Auditing Committee
  • Nomination Committee
  • Ad hoc committees set up for specific issues or projects

Members

The members of INS Québec fall into six (6) categories:

1) Athletes supported by the Équipe Québec program

2) Coaches in the Équipe Québec program

3) National and provincial sports organizations that have a service agreement with INS Québec

4) Associate members

5) Honorary members

6) Members of the INS Québec Board of Directors

 

Blouin
Lynn


Board member

Ms. Lynn Blouin is known for her dynamic presence and commitment, and has vast experience in public relations. From 2010 to 2013, she was Deputy CEO for Communications and Human Resources for the Canada Summer Games held in Sherbrooke in 2013. She is currently the Director of Promotion, Hosting, Business and Sports Tourism for Destination Sherbrooke and sits on various boards of directors. Board member since 2016.

Champoux
Francine


Board member

President and partner at Strataide, Mrs. Champoux is responsible for all services offered related to strategic planning, executive coaching, research of strategic partnerships and supporting foreign leaders and investors, in addition to ensuring the successful delivery of the various mandates entrusted to the firm. A seasoned strategist and accomplished businesswoman, she is well known in the business community in Montreal. In 2005, she founded Strataide, where for more than 12 years she has worked on the success of a multitude of special projects, always inspired by a spirit of sustainable economic development and societal impact. General Manager of the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation for many years, she boasts extensive expertise in philanthropy, both strategically and organizationally, and has an impressive network of contacts across the many spheres of the business world.

Dupré
Jean


Board member

President and CEO of the Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal since June 2012, Mr. Dupré has worked in nonprofit management, project planning and organizational management for 30 years. Mr. Dupré was Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) after being Director General of Speed ​​Skating Canada for 15 years. Under his leadership, the largest sports organization in the country received the highest international acknowledgement in sports, the International Olympic Committee Sporting Excellence Award. A Board of Directors member of the COC for 20 years, he has extensive knowledge of the Olympic and Paralympic movement. Mr. Dupré was also responsible for the implementation of the Own the Podium program as a member of the Management and Implementation Committee. Following a ministerial appointment in 2012, he is a member of the Board of Directors of the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada.  

Létourneau
Guy


Vice-chair

President of Guy J. Létourneau et Associés since 2004, his main focus areas include corporate strategies, as well as developing strategic plans and business plans for the purposes of financing, developing and positioning trademarks. He was Vice-President of Marketing at RDS. He holds an M. Sc. in Commerce from the Université de Sherbrooke.

Loignon
Ariane


Board member

After a speed skating career that saw her take part in 10 world championships and the Calgary Winter Olympics, Ms. Loignon started coaching in 1990, and continues to advise and coach up-and-coming skaters today. In addition to this mandate, she will serve on the Board of Directors of Speed Skating Canada for four years. Professionally, she has been a sports consultant for the Ville de Lévis since 2005. She is a member of INS Québec Board of Directors since 2013.

Petiot
Bernard


Board member

Mr. Bernard Petiot was coach at the esteemed Gymnix club in Montreal from 1980 to 1998 and contributed to the development of some of our best Canadian gymnasts. He has also provided gymnastics analysis for Radio-Canada on numerous occasions during the Olympic Games. He is currently Vice-President of Casting and Performance and Creative Content at Cirque du Soleil. He holds a master’s degree in physical education studies and a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Laval University. Board member since 2016.

Pinsonneault
Marie


Board member

Madame Pinsonneault is President of Optimum Talent, Eastern Canada. Leader and distinguished businesswoman, Marie Pinsonneault is known for her leadership, her contagious energy and her innovative spirit. With nearly 35 years of solid business experience in Montreal, she has more specifically been working in human resources and talent consulting since 2006. She previously managed an array of companies and business units in media and intellectual property and held various executive roles with several renowned organizations. In 1984, she founded her own business Intelpro, specializing in database and digital information, which was subsequently acquired by Thomson Corp. in 1991. She remained an executive at the organization until 1997. She then took on various leadership roles in the media industry, including the position of New Media and Business Development Executive Director at Radio-Canada.

Quinn
Tom


Chair

After a 36-year career with Sports Experts and the Forzani Group (FGL Sports), including a decade as the group's president and CEO, Mr. Quinn currently heads the QSM Group, which manages investments in retail businesses in Canada and the US. A former elite badminton player, he has been a director of a number of Québec sport organizations. Today he is Chairman of the Canada Games Board of Directors and governor of Canada's Sports Hall of Fame. He joined the INS Québec Board of Directors in 2013.

Racine
François


Secretary-Treasurer

A lawyer by training, he began his professional career in private firms, first in Sherbrooke and then in Montreal. He was performing civil and commercial litigation-some of his specialities. In 2006, he was hired as Director of Legal Affairs at Loto-Québec. As such, he negotiates, drafts, reviews and ensures compliance with contracts of all natures pertaining to the Company's activities. New administrator.

Rousseau
Claude


Board member

Claude Rousseau’s reputation is well established. His extensive involvement in organizing large-scale sports events includes his role as Co-Chair of the World Ice Hockey Championship in 2008. A businessman who for 28 years held several key senior management positions in a telecommunications firm, Mr. Rousseau joined the extended family of the Quebec Remparts in the fall of 2008, as manager of the Bell Challenge, the Blizzard du Séminaire Saint-François and the Quebec Remparts in the QMJHL. After serving as an adviser to senior management in a major telecommunications firm between 2012 and 2015, Mr. Rousseau joined Alithya, one of the largest private strategic and information technology consulting firms in Canada and the largest in Quebec, where he is currently CEO.

Théberge
Carole


Board member

Until very recently, Ms. Théberge was the Vice-President of Administration, Communications and Public Relations at the CSST. As Minister in the Government of Quebec from 2003 to 2007, Ms. Théberge has over twenty years’ experience in public relations and business development. She has contributed to the development and success of organizations and businesses using an overall vision and a range of communication elements to ensure the optimal impact of strategic planning for her clients.