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.

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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

Permanent leadership

INS Québec’s permanent leadership is responsible for managing the organization’s day-to-day activities in accordance with the strategic and operational plans, policies and budgets approved by the Board.

As the head of the organization, the President and Chief Executive Officer is in charge of INS Québec’s Administration and Business Development division and four departments (Athletes and Training Groups, Training, Sports Medicine and Sports Sciences).

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.

Côté
Alain


Vice-chair

A champion fencer with 16 national titles under his belt-he took part in the Olympic Games in 1984, 1988 and 1992 and won gold at the Pan-American Games in 1983-Mr. Côté now specializes in tax law. After working for Ogilvy Renault, Merrill Lynch Canada and Osler Renault in New York, he founded his own company, Genetec, in 1997, serving as Executive Vice-President since 2005. The company now has 370 employees. He is a Director at INS Québec since 2012.

Létourneau
Guy


Board member

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.

Moreau
Julie


Board member

Ms. Julie Moreau is a Senior Manager with KPMG’s Strategy and Management practice. She has a bachelor's degree in industrial relations and an MBA with honors in business management. She is a member of the CRHA (Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés—association of human resources advisors) and also has MBTI® certification. Ms. Moreau has an impressive record as a triathlete, winning 3 triathlons in 2009 and 2010. Board member since 2016.

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.

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.

Servais
Denis


Board member

Mr. Servais is the President of SPORTSQUÉBEC since April 2011 and worked for the city and borough of Charlesbourg for almost 34 years as manager and Director of Culture, Recreation and Community Life. He successively presided over the Board of Directors at Baseball Québec (1994-1999) and the Association québécoise du loisir municipal. The trained recreologist also holds a diploma in public administration from the École nationale d'administration publique (ENAP). He is a Director at INS Québec since 2011.

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.