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Ms. Verreault has close to 30 years of experience in the public administration of health and social services in Quebec City and the regions, notably as deputy minister for both the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux and the Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche et de la Science. She has also sat on several boards of directors, including that of the Institut national de santé publique, the Agence du revenu du Québec and Desjardins Group.
André Chagnon was the founder of Vidéotron Ltée, which has since been renamed Groupe Vidéotron. On leaving the company after 36 years, André, his wife Lucie and their five children created the Lucie and André Chagnon Foundation to prevent poverty through education. In 2009, the Chagnon family took up the cause of caregivers as well, creating L’Appui pour les proches aidants d’aînés in partnership with the Quebec government.
Claude Chagnon is Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of the Lucie and André Chagnon Foundation, after having been named President in 2009. Alongside his professional activities, Mr. Chagnon has always devoted a great deal of his time and energy to several community and philanthropic organizations.
Mr. Barrette worked for a number of years in communications, both for the media and as a media relations officer for the Quebec premier and various ministers. In 2004, he became director of communications of the Autorité des marchés financiers. He went on to hold upper management positions at the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux and the Ministère de la Famille. In 2014, he was appointed assistant deputy minister for seniors at the Ministère de la Famille.
Mr. Winner has 40 years of experience as a manager in the private and public sectors. His managerial approach is focused on meeting objectives, delivering quality results, and recognizing the employees under his watch. In addition to these skills, he brings to the board a first-hand perspective on the realities of caregiving.
Ms. Ferembach was appointed executive director of the Société d’aide au développement de la collectivité du Bas Richelieu in 1998. In 2001, she became executive director of the Quebec Youth Fund, and assistant secretary at the Secrétariat à la jeunesse of the Ministère du Conseil exécutif in 2004. She was later appointed assistant deputy minister at the Secrétariat aux aînés and, since late 2014, has been the associate deputy minister responsible for the Secrétariat à la condition féminin
Guy Brochu is a professional accountant who served as senior vice-president and chief financial officer of the Lucie and André Chagnon Foundation from its creation in 2000 until 2014. In this role, he contributed his considerable experience and knowledge acquired during a long career in finance. He has sat on the board of directors of L’Appui pour les proches aidants d’aînés since the organization was founded in 2009, and has also sat on the board of Sojecci II Ltée since 2005.
Ms. Jobin holds a master’s degree in community psychology from Université Laval and is a fellow of the EXTRA program run by the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement. For some 15 years, she worked in a regional public health branch. She also served as assistant director of public health at the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux du Québec.
Ms. Morin teaches private, family and estate law at Université Laval and holds the Antoine-Turmel Research Chair for the Legal Protection of Older Adults ( She is also a notary and represents the Chambre des notaires du Québec at the International Union of Notaries.
Ms. Bourbonnais is a professor at the Faculty of Nursing of the Université de Montréal. She is the Chairholder of the Research Chair in Nursing Care for Older People and their Families ( and a researcher at the Research Centre of the Insitut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal (IUGM). Based on her clinical experience in nursing, her research and teaching activities focus on fostering the well-being of seniors and their loved ones.