Winners of the 31st Grands Prix de la relève d’affaires

Juno Technologies jeune entreprise de l'année par le RJCCQ

Montreal, September 22, 2023 – The Regroupement des jeunes chambres de commerce du Québec (RJCCQ) is proud to announce the 10 winners of the Grands Prix de la relève d’affaires competition presented by National Bank.

The 31st edition of this prestigious provincial competition brought together several hundred guests in the prestigious setting of Jardins Royalmount, under the honorary presidency of Geneviève Turbide-Potvin, Senior Vice-President, Quebec Corporate and Private Banking at National Bank.

“These award winners embody and inspire the spirit of young entrepreneurship that is Quebec’s strength. Each young chamber is essential to its community, which is why it is so important to highlight it at this recognition gala. The commitment and achievements of young chambers and their members make a huge difference to our economic fabric,” said Pierre Graff, President and CEO of the RJCCQ.

The Regroupement des jeunes chambres de commerce du Québec would like to congratulate all the participants, and in particular the 36 finalists who stood out from the rest. Their careers and involvement are a source of inspiration for the entire network of young chambers and the Quebec business community.

The winners of the Gala Les Grands Prix de la Relève d’Affaires 2023 are as follows:

Outstanding Young Employer of the Year
presented by Propulsio 360

Organizations with a strong employer brand that distinguish themselves by offering a stimulating and rewarding work environment to their employees.

➜ Agence Canidé, represented by Rachel Desbiens-Després, President and CEO

Young Director of the Year
presented by CDPQ

Young directors with strong leadership skills who have a fundamental impact on the strategic and operational direction of their boards.

➜ Ian-Vladi Dordevic, director of Cyclo Nord-Sud and Applications MD

Business transfer of the year
presented by the Centre de transfert d’entreprise du Québec (CTEQ)

Recently acquired companies whose growth, performance and innovation have been given a lasting boost by the new management team.

➜ Illuxi, represented by William Grenier-Chalifoux, Partner and Head of Customer Experience

Young Manager of the Year
presented by BCF

Exceptional young managers who have passed on their vision and demonstrated leadership to help their company grow.

➜ Laurence Dufour-Bouchard, Vice-President, General Manager and Partner, B2B/2GO

Leadership for women
presented by Air Canada

Committed young businesswomen who assert themselves, demonstrate leadership and get involved in the development and growth of their companies.

➜ Maude Pelletier, President and CEO, Balko Technologies

Young company of the year
presented by National Bank

Innovative young companies with a social dimension and a strong business development approach.

➜ Juno Technologies, represented by Nanette Sene, President and CEO

Jury’s Favourite Award – Promoting the regions

A company or individual who has helped to raise the profile of a region outside the major centers through his or her activities.

➜ Agrotours Charlevoix, represented by Olivier Couette, owner

Young Chamber of Commerce or Youth Wing of the Year
presented by National Bank
category reserved for RJCCQ members

Young chambers of commerce or youth wings who have distinguished themselves through structuring projects that have supported the socio-economic development of their community.

➜ La Jeune Chambre de Victoriaville

Volunteer of the Year: involvement in the business community
presented by the RJCCQ Governors’ Circle
category reserved for RJCCQ members

Essential young volunteers within a young chamber or youth wing, distinguished by their commitment to the socio-economic development of their region.

➜ Anne-Marie Bédard, Administrator, Jeune Chambre de commerce de Victoriaville

Impact initiative of the year
presented by CNESST
category reserved for RJCCQ members

A major community initiative organized by a young chamber of commerce or youth wing

➜ Génération d’impact from the Jeune chambre de commerce de Montréal