Governance

Our top priority is working for the people who have chosen us to protect their health and financial security. We believe it’s our responsibility to ensure wise and prudent risk management, which is overseen through:

  • Our governance program, which details the responsibilities of our Board of Directors and various committees
  • Our Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct

You can learn more about our Governance Program (PDF, 100 KB) Opens in a new window..

Here is the makeup of our Board of Directors and committees, as of August 4, 2021

Main responsibilities

  • Sets up and evaluates the governance program
  • Forms the committees needed to help fulfill its responsibilities
  • Ensures that the Company operates in compliance with legal and regulatory requirements
  • Verifies the effectiveness of control mechanisms and the reliability of reports and financial results

Members

Chair

Michel Tourangeau, Lawyer, LLB., ASC, C.Adm.
Montreal, Quebec
Lawyer, partner, Lapointe Rosenstein Marchand Melançon S.E.N.C.R.L.
Member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, Desjardins Group
Director and Member of the Audit Committee and Governance Committee, Caisse Desjardins du Centre-est-de Montréal
Independent Director, Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de l’Est de l’Île de Montréal (CIUSSS), Chair of the Governance and Ethics Committee and Member of the Audit Committee
Appointed Director, Ordre des technologues professionnels du Québec and Member of the Governance Committee
Director and Vice-President, Fondation de l’Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Montréal

Vice-Chair

Francine Martel-Vaillancourt, FCPA, FCA, ASC
Saint-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Quebec
Member of the Board of Management and Chair of the Audit Committee, Canada Revenue Agency
Member of the Audit Committee, Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur du Québec
Member of the Audit Committee, Ministère de la culture et des communications du Québec
Consulting Committee, Commission municipale du Québec

Board Members

René Bégin, FCPA, FCA, ASC
Lévis, Quebec
Partner, taxation service, Lemieux Nolet, Chartered Professional Accountants LLP
Chair of the Board of Directors, Caisse Desjardins de Lévis

Doryne Bourque
Montreal, Quebec
Chair of the Board of Directors, Caisse Desjardins des Technologies de l’information
Member of the Board of Directors, Fondation Dr Julien
Member of Anges Québec

Claudia Champagne, PhD
Sherbrooke, Quebec
Professor of Finance, Business School, Université de Sherbrooke
Member of the Board of Directors, des Deux-Rivières de Sherbrooke

Lise Fournel
Beaconsfield, Québec
Member of the Board of Directors, Ontario Teachers Pension Plan
Member of the IT Committee, University of Montreal

Isabelle Laplante, BBA
Terrebonne, Québec
General Manager, Caisse Desjardins de Terrebonne

Patrick Ouellet, lawyer
Quebec, Quebec
Member of the Conseil de discipline du Barreau du Québec
Owner-Pharmacist, Pharmacy Patrick Ouellet
Member of the Conseil de la Faculté de pharmacie de l’Université de Laval
Administrator of caisse Desjardins de Beauport

Normand Provost, ASC
Brossard, Quebec
Member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Audit Committee, Quebecor Inc.
Member of the Supervisory Board and the Human Resources Committee, Kéolis
Chair of the Board of Directors, Group Germain
Chair of the Board of Directors

Christine Sayegh Filgiano, CFA, ASC, C.Dir.
Westmount, Québec
Member of the Board of Directors and Audit and Finance Committee, Avenue 31 Capital Inc.
Member of the Management Committee, Fonds de dotation de l’Université de Montréal

Michel Séguin, CHRP, PH. D.
Outremont, Quebec
Professor, École des sciences de la gestion, Université du Québec à Montréal
Member of the Board of Directors, Caisse Desjardins du Centre-Est de Montréal
President, Services Praxie inc.

Robert St-Aubin, FCPA, FCA
Repentigny, Quebec
Managing Partner, Demers Beaulne LLP

Karine Toupin, M.B.A.
St-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Quebec
Secretary-general and Communications Director
Commission scolaire de Portneuf
Administrator and member of the Governance committee, Caisse Desjardins de Cap-Rouge-Saint-Augustin