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 Chair 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

The SSQ Mutual 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.

Chair

René Hamel

Chair of the Boards
SSQ Mutual
Quebec City

Vice-Chair

Émile Vallée

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

Members

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

 

Marie-Josée Dutil 

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

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

Jean Perron

Corporate Director
Quebec City

Pierre Marc Bellavance

Corporate Secretary

SSQ, Société financière Inc.

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

Chair

René Hamel

Chair of the Boards
SSQ Mutual
Quebec City

Vice-Chair

Émile Vallée

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

Members

Normand Brouillet

Retiree
Confédération des syndicats nationaux (CSN)
Longueuil

 

Marie-Josée Dutil 

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

 

Marthe Lacroix

Corporate Director
Quebec City

Jude Martineau

Corporate Director
Quebec City

Gaétan Morin

President and Chief Executive Officer
Fonds de solidarité FTQ
Terrebonne

Sylvain Paré

Executive Vice-President, Finance
Fonds de solidarité FTQ
Laval

SSQ, Life Insurance Company Inc.

The role of the 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.

Chair

Jean St-Gelais

Chair of the Boards
9410-2589 Québec inc.
Quebec City

Vice-Chair

René Hamel

Chair of the Boards
SSQ Mutual
Quebec City

Members

Hubert Bolduc

Chair of the Board
Investissement Québec international
Montreal

 

Normand Brouillet

Retiree
Confédération des syndicats nationaux (CSN)
Longueuil

 

Jacques Cotton

Administrateur de sociétés
Quebec City

Marie-Josée Dutil

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

Olga Farman

Lawyer
Norton Rose Fullbright
Quebec City

Carl Gauthier

Chairman and CEO
Revenu Québec
Quebec City

Carole Imbeault

Corporate Director
Quebec City

Marthe Lacroix

Corporate Director
Quebec City

François Latreille

Director of Financial Resources
CHU de Québec
Quebec City

Jude Martineau

Corporate Director
Quebec City

Gaétan Morin

President and Chief Executive Officer
Fonds de solidarité FTQ
Terrebonne

Sylvain Paré

Executive Vice-President, Finance
Fonds de solidarité FTQ
Laval

Madeleine Paulin

Corporate Director
Quebec City

Émile Vallée

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