Introducing our board of directors

Michel Matifat
Michel MatifatBritish Columbia
Chair
Michel Matifat is a Portfolio Manager with PionMatifat Investment Group at CIBC Wood Gundy in Vancouver. He has more than 25 years’ experience in the financial sector.
Mike St-Onge
Mike St-OngeNew Brunswick
Vice-chair
Mike St-Onge works in general insurance and is the co-owner of Alliance Assurance Inc. in New Brunswick. Throughout his career, he has been involved with several not-for-profit organizations, devoted considerable time to volunteer activities, and served as chair of several organizations.
Denis Laframboise
Denis LaframboiseOntario
Treasurer
Denis Laframboise has over 40 years of experience in the cooperative movement. After working 29 years for the Caisses populaires de l’Ontario, he became president and Chief Executive Officer of Your Credit Union in Ottawa. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge on leadership, team building, strategic planning, business expansion and organizational restructuring. He is also actively involved in his community.
Jean-François Pitre
Jean-François PitreNorthwest Territories
Secretary
Jean-François Pitre is the owner of Pido Production and has been active in the audiovisual sector since 1983. He is a proud supporter of the arts and culture in his community.
Josée Bélisle
Josée BélisleYukon
Member
Josée Bélisle gained considerable experience in international business before moving to the Yukon. She and her husband run Groundtrax Environmental, a company specializing in soil decontamination.
Michael Clair
Michael ClairNewfoundland and Labrador
Member
Michael Clair is Deputy Director of the Leslie Harris Centre for Public Policy and Regional Development at Memorial University in Newfoundland and Labrador. In this role, he is responsible for identifying major issues facing Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, and for creating opportunities where these issues can be discussed in an informed, unbiased and respectful way.
Guy Gagnon
Guy GagnonManitoba
Member
Guy Gagnon is a college teacher. He is very active in his community, sitting on several boards and teaching literacy.
Charles Gaudet
Charles GaudetNova Scotia
Member
Charles Gaudet has a wide range of experience, including in the province of Nova Scotia’s Department of Fisheries, Lands and Forests and Public Works, in the federal government’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans, at Université Sainte-Anne, at Collège de l’Acadie and in the Nova Scotia Department of Education. Nowadays Mr. Gaudet works as a consultant. He is also President of the Conseil de développement économique de la Nouvelle-Écosse (CDÉNÉ), and also is a member of many other boards of directors and committees of Francophone and Acadian organizations in his home province.
Gilles Lanteigne
Gilles LanteigneNew Brunswick
Member
Gilles Lanteigne is Director, Business Development – Commercial, of the Mouvement des Caisses Populaires Acadiennes and President of Entreprise Péninsule. He is also very active in his community.
Gilles LeVasseur
Gilles LeVasseurOntario
Member
As a lawyer and university professor of law, management and economics, Gilles LeVasseur is actively involved in constutional language rights in Canada. He is a member of many national and provincial organizations (http://bit.ly/2emnygz). Mr. LeVasseur has also won a number of awards for his work to promote the Francophonie and, more recently, he was was presented with the Ordre du mérite des caisses populaires de l’Ontario for his contribution to the growth of cooperatives in Canada.
Martin Marcoux
Martin MarcouxPrince Edward Island
Member
Martin Marcoux is Chief Accounts Manager, Commercial Financial Services at RBC, in Charlottetown. He has been a long-serving volunteer in a host of projects and organizations.
Jason Nystrom
Jason NystromSaskatchewan
Member
Jason Nystrom is Manager, Customer Integration, at Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI), and has over 10 years’ experience achieving exceptional results in demanding environments.
Émilie Pasalic
Émilie PasalicNunavut
Member
Émilie Pasalic has owned and operated a hairstyling salon in Iqaluit for the past five years. She is also the HR coordinator for the Territorial Government. Her interpersonal, management and socioeconomic networking skills prompted her to begin volunteering at Carrefour Nunavut in 2012, helping with fundraising and securing new partnerships. She also volunteers to help the disadvantaged and at local foodbanks, and has taught hairstyling to Inuit girls interested in learning the trade.
Thierry Pregliasco
Thierry PregliascoAlberta
Member
Thierry Pregliasco is a member and Vice-president the Board of Directors and chair of the human resources committee of the Conseil de développement économique de l’Alberta. Born in Nice, France, he moved to Alberta in 2010 as the McDonald’s franchisee of three restaurants in Olds and Innisfail.
Norman St-Amour
Norman St-AmourOntario
Member
Norman St. Amour is Executive Director of La Caisse Populaire North Bay Limitée. He is active in the North Bay community, serving on various boards and committees.