Boards of Directors

SSQ Insurance relies on the support of 3 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—ensure that their decisions are in the best interest 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.

Chairman

René Hamel

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

Vice-Chairman

Émile Vallée

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

Directors

Patrick Audy

Vice-President
Syndicat de la fonction publique et parapublique du Québec (SFPQ)
Quebec City

 

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

Retiree
Canadian Union of Public Employees – FTQ
Lévis

Michel Nadeau

Executive Director
Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations
Longueuil

Denyse Paradis

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

Marie-Josée Dutil 

Director of Technical Services
Centrale des syndicats du Québec (CSQ)
Quebec City

Jean Perron

Corporate Director
Quebec City

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.

Chairman

René Hamel

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

Vice-Chairman

Émile Vallée

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

Directors

Patrick Audy

Vice-President
Syndicat de la fonction publique et parapublique du Québec (SFPQ)
Quebec City

 

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

Retiree
Canadian Union of Public Employees – FTQ
Lévis

Marthe Lacroix

Corporate Director
Quebec City

Élyse Léger

Private Portfolio Manager
Fiera Capital
Montreal

Jude Martineau

Corporate Director
Quebec City

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

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

Sylvain Paré

Executive Vice-President, Finance
Fonds de solidarité FTQ
Laval

Marie-Josée Dutil 

Director of Technical Services
Centrale des syndicats du Québec (CSQ)
Quebec City

Jean Perron

Corporate Director
Quebec City

Sylvain Picard

General Manager
Native Benefits Plan
Wendake

Bernard Piché

Corporate Director
Montreal

Élise Poulin

Corporate Secretary

SSQ, Life Insurance Company and SSQ Insurance Company Inc.

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.

Chairman

René Hamel

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

Vice-Chairman

Émile Vallée

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

Directors

Patrick Audy

Vice-President
Syndicat de la fonction publique et parapublique du Québec (SFPQ)
Quebec City

 

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

Retiree
Canadian Union of Public Employees – FTQ
Lévis

Marthe Lacroix

Corporate Director
Quebec City

Élyse Léger

Private Portfolio Manager
Fiera Capital
Montreal

Jude Martineau

Corporate Director
Quebec City

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

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

Sylvain Paré

Executive Vice-President, Finance
Fonds de solidarité FTQ
Laval

Marie-Josée Dutil 

Director of Technical Services
Centrale des syndicats du Québec (CSQ)
Quebec City

Jean Perron

Corporate Director
Quebec City

Sylvain Picard

General Manager
Native Benefits Plan
Wendake

Bernard Piché

Corporate Director
Montreal

Élise Poulin

Corporate Secretary