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Réussir dans un contexte d‘entreprise familiale

Né à Saint-Georges en 1964, Marc Dutil a terminé ses études au Boston College en 1987 pour ensuite fonder une entreprise en technologie de l’information.

En 1989, il se joint à Le Groupe Canam Manac inc. tout en poursuivant sa formation dans diverses universités canadiennes et américaines.

En 2001, il est nommé vice-président exécutif et, en 2002, membre du conseil d’administration. Il est nommé président et chef de l’exploitation en 2003 et président et chef de la direction de Groupe Canam inc. en 2012.

M. Dutil a été président du conseil d’administration de l’Institut canadien de la construction en acier (ICCA) de 2001 à 2003. Il est membre du Cercle des présidents du Québec et le président-fondateur de l’École d’Entrepreneurship de Beauce.

En 2013, il reçoit le titre d’Entrepreneur de l’année EY pour le Québec et est nommé membre de l’Ordre du Canada pour ses implications communautaires et entrepreneuriales.
M. Dutil a accompagné plusieurs organismes communautaires au chapitre de la gouvernance et du financement. Il est l’auteur de l’essai « Nos faux combats » publié en 2021 et il est fréquemment invité comme conférencier au Canada et à l’étranger.

Marc Dutil est marié à Catherine Larochelle depuis 1989 et père de cinq enfants.


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Comment démarrer une entreprise en alimentation

Alexane Thiffeault est co-fondatrice de Les Snorôs; une entreprise qui offre des gaufres congelées à base de légumes aux parents voulant favoriser les saines habitudes alimentaires de leurs enfants. Diplômée du baccalauréat en science et technologie des aliments, Alexane est reconnue pour son sens de l’organisation et son dynamisme contagieux.


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Entrepreneurship and the subconscious mind

Julia Cha is an International Success Coach and best-selling author based in Vancouver, BC. She works with entrepreneurs and alpha leaders to shatter the glass ceiling by leveraging their subconscious minds to create their dream life in all aspects: a thriving career, financial abundance, and supportive relationships.


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Doing business responsibly: when it‘s time to shut up your ego!

Founded in Montreal, Canada in 2020, Sarah Laroche was eager to get SELV Rituel up and running after traveling around the world and discovering the “slow life” philosophy which encourages self-care, a focus on one’s self and promotes listening to your body. This is where the idea of SELV comes from: to offer time to people, the opportunity to take care of oneself or others. She expanded on this philosophy by developing products that would incorporate the ritual of bath; where you truly have to sit down with yourself and take the time to unwind. Through SELV, Sarah has felt incredible joy – one that has motivated her to create over 140 products, with many more to come!


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Creating Smart Money and Reinventing Customer Experiences in the Wealth Management Industry

After graduating with his honors degree in finance and marketing Grant White of Endeavour Wealth Management entered the financial services industry in 2005. Since then he has been recognized as a top performing Financial Planner and Portfolio Manager by not only his own firm but other independent organizations including “The Carson Group” an international Wealth Management Organization based out of Omaha Nebraska and “Wealth Professional” where he was voted the top advisor in Canada under the age of 40. Grant is a proud member of the community and when he is not at the office, he and his wife Sam lend a great deal of time to local organizations which are close to their heart.


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Stand Up For Your Ideals… and Push Back if Necessary

Alex Simonelli is a 25-year-old Toronto-based entrepreneur who founded Daydream, a hemp & adaptogen-infused sparkling water. With a background in sales & entrepreneurship since the age of 17, Alex has always been a free thinker, and most importantly someone who lives by his own ideals. His previous intrapreneurial experiences have taken him through different organizations where he led teams, drove revenue, and witnessed other founders exit their startups as different markets immerged for growth.

Daydream is an accumulation of his own personal growth, and his first step into full business ownership. Alex saw a gap in the market for “better for you” hemp & adaptogenic beverages in Canada and has not looked back since. Daydream’s branding is just as calming as the ingredients inside. Alex refers to this as his art to the world.

Outside of the office, you can find Alex playing his piano, or traversing across Toronto for the city’s best takeout restaurants!


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How Schneider Electric commits to Sustainability and positive impact in everything they do with Joe Reele

Joe Reele is Vice President, Datacenter Solution Architects at Schneider Electric, responsible for bringing together the full suite of Schneider Electric products and services to provide unparalleled right sized, innovative and complete solutions for our customers. Joe influences and inspires a large team of highly talented professionals to provide cutting edge designs, innovative solutions and operational models for Mission Critical Facilities/Operations. Joe has an impressive track record of more than 10 years of hands-on experience in strategic planning, business unit development and growth, project development, operations management, and system engineering strategies. Joe provides strong technical and leadership skills with proven ability to successfully analyze an organization’s critical operational business requirements, identify deficiencies and potential opportunities, and develop innovative and cost-effective solutions to meet the customer’s business objectives.


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Let‘s get civilized! Embracing modern cannabis, CBD and hemp culture

Terri MacDonald-Reidle is CEO and Co-founder of Civilized Worldwide Inc. Founded in 2015, Civilized is the first premium lifestyle brand that embraces and highlights modern cannabis, CBD and hemp culture.

As CEO, she oversees the company’s strategic vision, planning, partnerships, executive and financial management, and developing their talented team.

She is also a serial entrepreneur, mother, and a passionate volunteer devoted to areas such as health care, economic development, youth mentorship, international disaster relief and gender parity in government.

Terri believes the world will be a better place, if as a global society, we remain open-minded and respect each other’s informed opinions. Let’s learn, share, listen, discuss and debate topics in modern culture, like cannabis.


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Des nappes éducatives et écologiques pour petits et grands! Découvrez les merveilleux produits de BiMoo avec la présidente Julie Blais

Julie Blais travaillait en comptabilité depuis 15 ans, lorsque l’idée de fonder sa propre entreprise lui est apparue nécessaire. Elle adore relever des défis et est motivée par le dépassement et l’accomplissement de soi. Elle a développé les nappes éducatives à colorier BiMoo pour enfants et maintenant pour répondre aux besoins des adultes et des aînés.

Sa mission est d’offrir aux parents et aux professionnels un outil pédagogique novateur et ludique ainsi qu’une alternative à la médication et au numérique. Je considère l’humain comme étant le cœur d’une entreprise, et je vois la mobilisation, l’écoute et la collaboration comme des éléments essentiels à la force d’une équipe et de l’entreprise en soi.


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How Dawn O’Connor built a virtual work community during a pandemic

Driven by a need to connect people in the throes of pandemic-life, Dawn O’Connor built a virtual community for individuals to work ‘separately-together’ inside a Focus Bubbles. Since formally launching in January 2021, Focus Bubbles has supported over 1000 hours of productive outcomes in 175 sessions. Participants work on small tasks and big projects, ranging from administrative to creative, while overcoming procrastination and immersing into deep work mode with the support of a committed community of Bubblers.

When not inside a Focus Bubbles, Dawn is a productivity trainer and facilitator with over 25 years experience. She has helped more than 10,000 clients around the world enjoy being more organized and less stressed. She is also the Chair of 2 Women’s Presidents Organization chapters in Calgary. Dawn has built and sold two businesses in the past and is excited to end her entrepreneurial journey with Focus Bubbles, which she plans to grow for the next 5 or so years before retiring.


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