The Quebec Culture Capital Fund was created on November 7, 2011 by the Government of Québec and the Fonds de solidarité FTQ to provide innovative financing to Québec cultural organisations interested in exporting their projects and products.

The Quebec Culture Capital Fund has a $100 million budget to support the marketing and export of major Québec cultural products.

It proposes new and innovative financial instruments in the financing of Québec cultural organisations, which take the form of equity voting shares, preferred shares, and loans.

Board of Directors

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    Andrée Grimard

    • Andrée Grimard has been appointed Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of Québec Culture Capital Fund on July 22, 2013.

      Madam Grimard is recognized for her extensive experience in corporate and commercial law, and banking and insurance securities. Madam Grimard now acts as Director of companies. She serves since 2006 on the Council of the Quebec Drug Insurance  Pooling, and more particularly as Chair of the Governance Committee since 2009.

      Madam Grimard is also Director and Vice-President of the Governance Committee of the Nazareth & Louis-Braille Institute since 2012, as well as member of the Project Review Committee since February 2013.

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    Françoise Boudreau

    • Françoise Boudreau is a Fellow member of the CPA Order, “l’Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec” and holds a Master in Public Administration of the University of Public Administration (ENAP).

      With her experience at the municipal level, she has worked in the cities of Châteauguay, Montréal, Verdun. Since 2010, she joined the city of Quebec and served as Director of the Strategic vision and Organizational performance. Previously, she has also served as Executive Director and Senior Director of administration in the 400e anniversary of Québec society.


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    Robert Charpentier

    • Robert Charpentier has been a Portfolio Manager at the Fonds de solidarité FTQ for 16 years specialized in the entertainment and consumer goods sector. He serves on several boards, including the Fonds d’investissement de la Culture et des Communications (FICC) and the Financière des entreprises culturelles (FIDEC).  Mr. Charpentier had been acting as Interim General Manager of Fonds Capital Culture Québec between February 6, 2013 through February 6, 2014.

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    Mylène Cyr

    • Mylene Cyr is the Executive Director of, “L’Association des réalisateurs et réalisatrices du Quebec” (ARRQ). She represents the professional, economic, cultural, social and moral rights and interests of Quebec freelance directors working mainly in French language film, television and digital content. For ten years, she held the position of, “Directrice Générale de la Guilde des musiciens et musiciennes du Quebec (GMMQ). She has a Masters Degree in Administration (MBA) and a Law Degree, (LLB).

      In the last several years, she has been involved in the cultural world. She has held Administrative Board seats, namely: “Fonds d’investissement de la Culture et des communications (FICC), “Québec Film and Television Council (QFTC) and “Musicians Rights Organisation of Canada “(MROC). Ms. Cyr is, also, one of the founders of, “Fonds Jean Carignan” and ”Cooperative de solidarité des musiciens professionnels du Québec”,

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    Madeleine Féquière

    • With over 25 years of experience, Ms. Féquière is a specialist in risk management and operations associated with business credit, in improving credit conditions and in global trade. She has worked on several continents in various sectors of the economy.

       Since 2008, she has been Director and Corporate Credit Chief for Domtar’s worldwide operations. Between 2000 and 2008, she was Senior Director, Global Credit, of AbitibiBowater Corp. She previously served as Assistant Vice-President, Global Credit, at Teleglobe Canada (1998–2000), International Credit Manager for Microsoft/Softimage (1996–1998), National Credit Manager for Invensys Canada (1993–1998) and Regional Credit Manager at Archer Daniels Midland (1985–1992).

      Recognized for her leadership and ability to develop and manage complex international business strategies, Ms. Féquière served on the boards of more than 20 public, governmental and non-profit organizations. She is the President of the Board of École Supérieure de Ballet du Québec and a board member of Investissements Québec.

      With a Mini-MBA from McGill Executive Institute, a certificate in finance and credit from HEC/CIC and a BA from Concordia University, Ms. Féquière has received many awards in recognition of her achievements. In 2014, she made the Diversity 50 list of the Canadian Board Diversity Council.  In 2011, she was recognized in the International who’s who of business women by Premières en Affaires magazine.

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    René Leclerc

    • René Leclerc’s career was one of a successful entrepreneur in the highly competitive field of advertising agencies. PALM Communications and its clients did enjoy long-term business relations.  Rene’s role was to lead business development and client relations. Effectiveness of communication strategies, supervision of all media activities, negotiation of partnerships and sponsorships were obviously part of his duty. In 2005, the company was sold to the HAVAS Group from France, and René remained as Partner and Chief Operating Officer, Member and Secretary of the Board of Directors until 2009.

      Prior to his career in the advertising business, Rene was Sales Director for Gulf Canada, worked as a Marketing Consultant, and taught sales management, marketing and management in three different Universities in Canada. René holds an MBA and B.B.A. from HEC-Montréal, a B.A. from the Université de Montréal and he received in 2010 his certification from the Collège des administrateurs de sociétés (CAS) of Université Laval. He now serves on various Boards of Directors.


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    Sophie Labesse

    • Sophie Labesse is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants Act (CPAs). Since September 2013, she held the position of general manager financing and tax credit for Société de développement des entreprises culturellles (SODEC). Sophie has over 16 years’ experience in the financing of cultural enterprises and experience in business start-ups in various sectors. She serves on the Board of Fonds d’investissement de la Culture et des Communications (FICC).

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    Andrée-Lise Méthot

    • Andrée-Lise Méthot is the Founder and Senior Partner of Cycle Management Capital, a venture capital fund specialized in clean technologies.

      In January 2011, she was named Personality of the Week by La Presse and Radio-Canada.

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    Monique Simard

    • Monique Simard has been appointed by the Council of Ministers on December 4, 2013 as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC), as well as a member of its Board of Directors. In conjunction with these titles, she is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Fonds Capital Culture Québec (FCCQ) and the Fonds d’investissement de la culture et des communications (FICC) where SODEC is sponsor. Ms. Simard took office on January 6, 2014.