​Boards of Directors

SSQ Insurance relies on the support of three boards of directors, which ensure the smooth operation of its companies.

Governed by the tenets of mutualism, each board incorporates sound and prudent management practices.

The functions of Chairman of the Board of Directors and of Chief Executive Officer are separate, which guarantees that the boards of directors remain autonomous from senior management. This autonomy is also ensured by a majority of external directors, whose primary interest is that of the members and the financial group.

The salaries of these directors—not in any way based on financial results—ensures that their decisions are in the best interests of clients, shareholders and employees.

Some of the members of these boards of directors are also members of various committees.

SSQ, Mutual Management Corporation

The SSQ, Mutual Management Corporation Board of Directors is entirely made up of members elected by the delegates at its annual meeting.

The Board members uphold a mutualist corporate culture that reflects such values as democracy, equality, equity and solidarity.

Board Directors and Senior Management

René Hamel

Chairman

Chairman of the Board
SSQ, Life Insurance Company Inc.
Quebec City

Émile Vallée

Vice-Chairman

Retiree
Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec (FTQ)
Gatineau

Normand Brouillet

Retiree
Confédération des syndicats nationaux (CSN)
Longueuil

Carolle Dubé

President
Alliance du personnel professionnel et technique de La santé et des services sociaux (APTS)
Charlemagne

Eddy Jomphe

Union Representative
Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - FTQ
Lévis

Lucie Martineau

National Vice-President
Syndicat de la fonction publique et parapublique du Québec (SFPQ)
Lévis

Michel Nadeau

Executive Director
Institute of Governance of Private and Public Organizations
Longueuil

Denyse Paradis

Representative
Fédération de la santé et des services sociaux (FSSS) - CSN
Terrebonne

Alain Pélissier

Retiree
Centrale des syndicats du Québec (CSQ)
Montreal

Jean Perron

Certified Corporate Director
Quebec City

Sylvain Picard

Executive Director
Native Benefits Plan
Wendake

Élise Poulin

Corporate Secretary

SSQ, mutual Holding inc.

The company's main activity is to act as the holding company, holding an investment in SSQ, Life Insurance Company Inc. and SSQ Insurance Company Inc. on behalf of SSQ, Mutual Management Corporation.

Board Directors and Senior Management

René Hamel

Chairman

Chairman of the Board
SSQ, Life Insurance Company Inc.
Quebec City

Émile Vallée

Vice-Chairman

Retiree
Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec (FTQ)
Gatineau

Normand Brouillet

Retiree
Confédération des syndicats nationaux (CSN)
Longueuil

Jean-François Chalifoux

Chief Executive Officer
SSQ, Life Insurance Company Inc.
Quebec City

Claude Choquette

President
HDG inc.
Quebec City

Carolle Dubé

President
Alliance du personnel professionnel et technique de La santé et des services sociaux (APTS)
Charlemagne

Eddy Jomphe

Union Representative
Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)—FTQ
Lévis

Andrew MacDougall

President
Spencer Stuart Canada
Toronto

Jude Martineau

Corporate Director
Quebec City

Lucie Martineau

National Vice-President
Syndicat de la fonction publique et parapublique du Québec (SFPQ)
Lévis

Gaétan Morin

President and Chief Executive Officer
Fonds de solidarité FTQ
Terrebonne

Michel Nadeau

Executive Director
Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations
Longueuil

Denyse Paradis

RepresentativeFédération de la santé et des services sociaux (FSSS) – CSN
Terrebonne

Sylvain Paré

Executive Vice-President, Finances
Fonds de solidarité FTQ
Laval

Alain Pélissier

Retiree
Centrale des syndicats du Québec (CSQ)
Montreal

Jean Perron

Certified Corporate Director
Quebec City

Sylvain Picard

Executive Director
Native Benefits Plan
Wendake

Bernard Piché

Corporate Director
Centrale des syndicats du Québec (CSQ)
Montreal

Norman A. Turnbull

Corporate Director
Varennes

Élise Poulin

Corporate Secretary

SSQ, Life Insurance Company Inc. and SSQ Insurance Company Inc.

Each company has its own board of directors. The role of each board is to:

  • Supervise the Company's business operations.
  • Define the Company's mission and values.
  • Ensure that the company's culture reflects the core mutualist values SSQ cherishes.
  • Establish the Company's orientations to ensure the right balance between performance, growth, vitality and viability, taking into account the interests of its clients and members.
  • Ensure that the management of the Company carries out its work with integrity and expertise.

Directors and Senior Management—SSQ, Life Insurance Company Inc. and SSQ Insurance Company Inc.

René Hamel

Chairman

Chairman of the Board
SSQ, Life Insurance Company Inc.
Quebec City

Émile Vallée

Vice-Chairman

Retiree
Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec (FTQ)
Gatineau

Normand Brouillet

Retiree
Confédération des syndicats nationaux (CSN)
Longueuil

Jean-François Chalifoux

Chief Executive Officer
SSQ, Life Insurance Company Inc.
Quebec City

Claude Choquette

President
HDG inc.
Quebec City

Carolle Dubé

President
Alliance du personnel professionnel et technique de La santé et des services sociaux (APTS)
Charlemagne

Eddy Jomphe

Union Representative
Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)—FTQ
Lévis

Andrew MacDougall

President
Spencer Stuart Canada
Toronto

Jude Martineau

Corporate Director
Quebec City

Lucie Martineau

National Vice-President
Syndicat de la fonction publique et parapublique du Québec (SFPQ)
Lévis

Gaétan Morin

President and Chief Executive Officer
Fonds de solidarité FTQ
Terrebonne

Michel Nadeau

Executive Director
Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations
Longueuil

Denyse Paradis

Representative
Fédération de la santé et des services sociaux (FSSS) – CSN
Terrebonne

Sylvain Paré

Executive Vice-President, Finances
Fonds de solidarité FTQ
Laval

Alain Pélissier

Retiree
Centrale des syndicats du Québec (CSQ)
Montreal

Jean Perron

Certified Corporate Director
Quebec City

Sylvain Picard

Executive Director
Native Benefits Plan
Wendake

Bernard Piché

Corporate Director
Centrale des syndicats du Québec (CSQ)
Montreal

Norman A. Turnbull

Corporate Director
Varennes

Élise Poulin

Corporate Secretary