Our training partners
Do you want to learn more about the training activities offered by our partners? For each partner, the list below includes:
- a presentation on its mission and area of expertise;
- a link to a complete list of its training activities.
You can access the list of training activities offered by our partners by using the training activities search engine and selecting a partner’s name.
ACTIF is a financial education movement structured as a cooperative. For more than 10 years now, the movement has been entirely dedicated to the financial education of the people.
To fully achieve its mission, ACTIF offers practical financial courses, well suited to the needs of its clients and recognized for their high quality. The movement also offers animation services that facilitate the circulation and appropriation of financial information. Its courses are objective, neutral and free from any attachment to financial products and/or services. Offering local services allows ACTIF to develop – totally independently – the excellence and the financial competency of its members.
Leader in organizational development in Quebec for 25 years, Alia Consulting contributes to the development and improvement of performance for organizations and individuals by offering innovative products and services tailored to their reality.
The company offers extensive expertise in leadership development, skills development, as well as e-learning and serious games. Alia Consulting is present in the public and private sectors with medium and large companies. Their eighty employees, experts in their field, are spread out among their offices located in Montreal, Quebec City and Chicoutimi.
The Association de planification fiscale et financière (APFF) is a non-profit, independent and non-governmental organization dedicated to advancing the knowledge and enhancing the expertise of its members in the areas of taxation, finance and estate planning.
The Association brings together professionals from a variety of disciplines and from all areas of the economy. They have in common an ongoing concern to keep their practices up to date, in step with changes in legislation, jurisprudence and tenets, with developments in theoretical and applied research and technological innovation, as well as with the marketing of new products and services to meet a range of increasingly specific demands.
Created in 2002 as the first international chapter of the prestigious Financial Women's Association of New York (FWA), an association of women in finance founded in 1956 on Wall Street, the AFFQ is today an independent organization bringing together more than 450 active members.
The AFFQ: Serving professional women and women in finance
Bringing together professional women holding high-level positions in Québec's financial sector, the Association of Québec Women in Finance (AFFQ) is an association and meeting place dedicated to the professional advancement of women. The organization also aims to influence key decision makers and players in Québec's economic development by taking a position on financial and economic issues of particular importance to women.
The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal (BTMM) is made up of some 7,000 members. Its mission is to represent the interests of the business community of Greater Montréal and to provide individuals, merchants, and local businesses of all sizes with a variety of specialized services to help them achieve their full potential in terms of innovation, productivity, and competitiveness. The Board of Trade is Québec's leading private economic development organization.
For over 25 years, the BTMM’s team of international trade experts has been tasked with providing support, training and advice to Québec’s small and medium-sized businesses in their international market development efforts.
To this end, the WTC Montréal has created a comprehensive range of services to help make businesses more competitive abroad, such as training workshops, seminars, meetings with foreign buyers and trade missions to promising markets, namely Asia, the American Northeast, Western Canada and the Middle East.
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Brassard Goulet Yargeau, Services financiers intégrés is a high-end independent financial planning firm composed of around 50 people, and has offices in Montreal and Québec. Brassard Goulet Yargeau, Services financiers intégrés work with entrepreneurs, professionals, high-income earners and retirees in various areas of financial services, including retirement planning, estate planning, investment management, group pension and group insurance management, planned giving, personal insurance, basic tax planning, all this in collaboration with the client’s other professionals.
Brassard Goulet Yargeau, Services financiers intégrés have all relevant permits issued by the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) relating to the distribution of financial products (personal insurance, investments, group pension, group insurance). From a legal standpoint, Brassard Goulet Yargeau, Services financiers intégrés also have discretionary managers registered with Hollis Wealth, a division of iA Securities.
Carbon Consult Group assists organizations and businesses in defining risks associated with their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and supports them to grasp opportunities while reducing their carbon footprint through strategic mitigation measures.
The Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) has influenced the payroll compliance practices and processes of hundreds of thousands of employers since 1978. Its mission: to be an authoritative source of payroll knowledge through advocacy and education.
The CPA has over 18,000 members, businesses and individual members, and is committed to providing payroll professionals and their employers the payroll services they need to remain compliant with the regulation and well informed.
Opt for excellence in governance
The Collège des administrateurs de sociétés is a preeminent francophone institution dedicated to the training of corporate directors and was founded in 2005 under an agreement between four prestigious institutions that are still its partners today: Université Laval, the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, the Autorité des marchés financiers and the Ministère du Conseil exécutif. Thanks to the expertise of more than 120 recognized trainers who are supported by a seasoned board of directors and a large number of other contributors, the Collège is the leading trainer of corporate directors in Québec.
The Collège des administrateurs de sociétés is:
- a training centre that drives the highest standards of governance
- an influential network of corporate directors from various backgrounds: public, private, government, municipal or parapublic corporations and organizations, cooperatives, associations, NPOs, etc.
- the only university certification program in corporate governance in Québec that is recognized across Canada and in France and leads to the ASC (Administrateur de sociétés certifié) designation
- a range of specialized courses on governance of SMEs, NPOs and IT and on board and committee chair leadership
- customized training for Québec companies and young directors
- an outstanding satisfaction rate among its clients for all its training
- high-quality training facilities in Québec City and Montréal
- short or long-term online or classroom training
Chief accountant of the government, the Contrôleur des finances is responsible for the integrity of the accounting system and the reliability of the financial data registered in the accounting system. Therefore, the Contrôleur is the reference in government accounting and in financial controls, and is a decision-making partner in the area of public finances. He carries out his mandate with organizations from the governmental area, such as ministries, budget-funded and non-budget-funded bodies, special collections, government businesses as well as health and education systems.
The mission of the Corporation des officiers municipaux agréés du Québec is to be at the heart of the municipal sector developments through the strength of its network and the promotion of its members’ expertise.
Leader in professional development offerings, the Corporation has more than 600 city managers in executive positions within nearly 280 municipalities in Québec, which represents almost 75% of the population. Created in 1968, the Corporation benefits from the status of professional corporation proclaimed by the National Assembly through a private act.
Founded in 1962, COSE is a private training and consulting firm whose mission is to help managers develop their skills through training in order to enhance their contribution to their organization’s productivity.
Through customized training, COSE fosters the development of abilities and the modification of behaviours, resulting in a return on investment. The organization offers over 50 training sessions, adaptable to your company’s specific needs, as well as a comprehensive management development program.
DECIMAL, a leader in corporate performance management, provides large public and private organizations with comprehensive software solutions to improve their budgeting processes, costing and financial dashboards.
Each year, more and more organizations sign their specialists, managers and accountants up for DECIMAL seminars. Whether you need training in accounting and activity-based management or IT Services Financial Management, DECIMAL has the right seminar for you.
ÉTS Formation is one of the largest training providers in Quebec. With its team of more than 115 multidisciplinary trainers, it offers a range of over 300 training activities in management, project management, process improvement, procurement and logistics, ICT, buildings and infrastructure, industrial manufacturing and other professional skills. Their training activities are offered through public sessions as well as in-house corporate training. Deemed to be in field, ÉTS seeks primarily to enhance the skills and productivity of individuals.
ÉTS Formation’s values
- Practical: field work, tools, useful and transferable content, based on needs
- Reliable: precision, quality of products, commitment
- Accessible: competitive price, simple business processes and LEAN
- Pleasant: welcoming, open, friendly and collaborative
Les Affaires is a major force in the Quebec economy that engages, connects and develops the business community. Through analytical, credible and relevant content, Les Affaires gives its readers the keys to better understanding and identifying trends, better anticipating change and making more informed decisions. It is more than a media outlet; it is an informative guide that inspires action!
An integral part of its corporate mission, Événements Les Affaires gives you special access to the best practices of Quebec's business community and is an excellent tool for sourcing key business opportunities.
From conferences, webinars and training activities to trade missions, fairs and much more, we bring managers and executives events in all shapes and sizes that address their common concerns and issues.
Every year, we present over 65 events designed to help fast-track your growth. Each event is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to find practical solutions that will boost your performance and expand your invaluable network of contacts.
What sets us apart
Our team keeps in touch with the concerns and issues of the business community to develop programming with a broad range of relevant activities tailored to its current needs. Our event formats and content focus on real solutions, discussion and rewarding business experiences so that you can be sure that your time is well spent!
Factry, the School of Creativity Sciences, was launched in May 2016 with a mission to develop creative skill sets both among current and emerging talent.
From its campus in Montreal’s Innovation District, this world-class training centre stands out thanks to its transdisciplinary approach, innovative teaching method, and ties with the creativity industry and the business world. Its training programs are focused on the ever-changing world of work.
Our training is delivered by multiple experts who are change agents in their respective fields. They enable participants to develop their creativity through a teaching method that gets them to ask questions, take risks, and get things done.
Financial Executives International Canada (FEI Canada) or Dirigeants financiers internationaux du Canada (DFI Canada) is the all industry professional membership association for senior financial executives. With 11 chapters across Canada and 1,600 members, FEI Canada provides professional development, thought leadership and advocacy services to its members.
The Quebec Chapter currently has nearly 200 members. The association’s membership, which consists of chief financial officers, audit committee directors and senior financial executives, controllers, treasurers and tax advisors, represents a significant number of Canada’s leading and most influential corporations.
Formations Qualitemps is a training business specialized in management and work organization. Its mission is to stimulate the development of competencies for more efficiency and well-being at work.
Its objective is to accelerate its clients’ success by offering them what’s best through the value of its training activities, the quality of its educational material, the expertise of its instructors, the experience of its writers and the courtesy of its reception desk staff.
Qualitemps’s commitment is to ensure at all time a high transfer rate of the knowledge transmitted during its training activities. Thanks to this commitment, attendees are guaranteed to acquire and develop a combination of skills that are essential nowadays.
For over half a century, CFC Group has been THE reference in Québec for helping managers of all levels and professionals develop their skills. Their mission consists in assisting organizations to improve their performance and competitiveness through corporate cultural transformation, management development, controlling/improving methods and valuing individuals.
CFC Group offers training tailored to today’s organizational challenges and issues, be it through advisory services, in-house training, customized learning, coaching or public sessions.
HEC Montreal was founded in 1907 by a group of business people. Since then the school has remained true to its educational mission, that of contributing to the development of society by exercising leadership in teaching, research and service to the community.
The creation of the École des dirigeants HEC Montréal (executive education) marks a turning point in the business community by offering a one-stop access to management training.
Its mission: to support individuals and organizations, individually and continuously in the development of high-level professionals, managers and executives.
We foster a forward-looking and diversity-rich perspective to acquiring and managing knowledge. In our view, there is no single management approach, no single way to lead, and no single definition of leadership. We use multiple models stemming from multiple backgrounds to enable everyone to own his or her role and achieve things in his or her own manner. We owe our existence to a firm belief: only leaders can train leaders. We do not believe in perfection; we believe in motivation and striving for perfection. Experience—yours and ours—is where we work. Here, everyone learns.
More specifically, Institut de Leadership provides you with:
- Privileged access to renowned training specialists, managers, and entrepreneurs
- Training opportunities based on tangible examples and practices
- Supervised discussion sessions that foster self- and organizational awareness
- A quick and effective way of developing leadership and guidance skills
Created in 2005 by two academic institutions (HEC Montréal and Concordia University – The John Molson School of Business), the Stephen Jarislowsky Foundation and the Autorité des marchés financiers, the Institute for governance (IGOPP) has become a centre for excellence about governance of public and private organizations. Through research, training programs, policy papers and participation in public debates, IGOPP has become a key reference on all issues of governance in the private and public sectors.
The internal auditor profession is grouped within the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), recognized as a leader in the profession for assurance, education, research and advice on internal audit. More than 180,000 IIA members, present in 190 countries and territories, work in all sectors of activity, whether private, public or parapublic. Founded in March 1945, the Institute of Internal Auditors, Montreal Chapter (IIA Montreal) is a professional organization whose mission is to promote the internal auditor profession, to meet the needs of internal audit professionals as well as private, public and governmental organizations that have or wish to acquire internal audit services.
The IIA Montreal has nearly 900 members and organizes training activities covering both technical aspects of internal audit and the development of personal skills required by the profession, and each year proposes a series of events (luncheon-lectures, roundtables, etc.) on topics of interest to internal auditors.
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The Institute of Internal Auditors – Québec Chapter (IIA Quebec) is a professional organism dedicated to the promotion and development of the internal audit practice.
IIA Quebec is related to the international professional association "The Institute of Internal Auditors" (IIA), which has more than 180,000 members, and is globally recognized as the reference of the internal audit profession in terms of certification, training and professional standards.
IIA Quebec, which counts 300 members, annually establishes an activity program including training sessions, seminars and luncheon presentations intended for junior internal auditors as well as professionals wanting to improve their knowledge.
KnowledgeOne takes you to the next level of online education. Its team designs and creates e-learning solutions from the ground up with the goal of improving knowledge, efficiency and productivity within your organization.
KnowledgeOne strives to provide your organization with cost-effective online course development, delivery and hosting resources as well as related support services.
Le CFO masqué is the francophone reference when it comes to financial modeling and business intelligence using Excel and Power BI.
At the helm we find Sophie Marchand, M.Sc., CPA, CGA, MVP, who holds both a bachelor's and master's degree in finance, an accounting designation of CPA, CGA and a double MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional) title. She is the only Excel MVP in Québec and one of the two MVP Data Platforms in Québec (for her skills with Power BI).
Le CFO masqué trains professionals in business, consultants and trainers and offers accreditation in the following areas:
- Excel – Dashboards
- Excel – Financial Modeling
- Excel – Power Tools (Power Query et Power Pivot)
- Excel – Ninja
- Excel – VBA
- Power BI
- Corporate Finance
- Business Analytics
Le CFO masqué offers specialized services to employers, consultants and business professionals.
Lord Communication managériale was founded by Isabelle Lord in Montreal in 2008 on the firm belief that inspiring business-management communications improves performance and optimizes human resources potential. A key facet of this belief is that communications is the exclusive responsibility of managers.
This is where Lord Communication managériale comes into play: we recognize that the ability to communicate effectively is not a widespread skill. Since 2008, we have worked closely with more than 50,000 managers from various backgrounds and multiple sectors, including manufacturing, financial services, law enforcement, municipal government, and hospital care.
Everything we do at Lord Communication managériale is directed at a single goal: to empower managers in their role as communicators, thereby enabling them to inspire action and generate results.
From its beginnings as a basic concept, Inspiring Managers has, over time, evolved into our brand. This concept has spawned, and now includes, three distinct training approaches, along with a new publishing house.
The training programs delivered by Lord Communication managériale are designed both for individuals and businesses. They can be customized to respond to your profession’s specific issues and needs.
Optima Management has worked for almost 20 years to optimize the performance of companies and organizations. It contributes to the success of their customers through the effective application of good practices in management and management accounting. With a partnership approach, their consulting services add value through knowledge transfer and adaptation of consistent methods for conclusive results in the short and medium term.
To sustain growth and support development, Optima Management helps their clients in the following fields:
- Development of a vision and a strategy that are coherent
- Optimization of process performance, efficiency and implementation of LEAN tools
- Control and reduction of costs by measuring the cost price and profitability
- Facilitating organizational learning and synergy
Over the past 20 years, the partners of Optima Management have communicated best practices to over 5,000 administrators and professionals from all over Québec, Canada and internationally. The company have developed a complete range of training, customized and public, in management best practices and management accounting.
With 10,000 members, the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés is the primary reference organization in HR management. It ensures the protection of the public and contributes to the advancement of its CHRP and CIRC members. Through its actions in the public arena, it plays a key influential role in the world of work in Quebec. The Ordre thus actively participates in maintaining a balance between organizational success and employee well being.
- Promote the profession's strategic contribution to the success of organizations through enhancing the value of human potential from an organizational and societal perspective, as well as through optimizing human resources management and industrial relations in the workplace.
- Improve the quality of professional practice, through the development and certification of its members' competencies.
- Ensure that professional practice complies with ethical standards and other Ordre rules intended to protect the public.
Practical PD founder Stephen Priddle, CA, CPA, CMA, is a active CFO and has created and presents all the seminars. He also speaks at accounting conferences in Canada and other countries. Practical PD seminars are offered directly by Practical PD in partnership with the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec, other provincial CPA bodies and diverse organizations.
Practical PD offers practical seminars for accountants. Over 10,000 accountants have attended Practical PD sessions primarily geared toward controllers, CFOs, directors of finance, treasurers and accounting managers. Accountants in public practice who advise clients, also attend and benefit from the seminars.
The seminars focus on practical, relevant tips that apply directly to the attendees’ jobs. They provides ideas to help report key business indicators, get the most from your bank, minimize costs, hire intelligently, navigate ethical dilemmas, cut costs, handle cash crises and more. Attendees appreciate the realistic, engaging, inspiring and even entertaining approach.
For over 25 years, Réseau DOF has helped improve the performance of managers, their teams and individuals, in organizations, at different stages of the team development cycle. Over the past 20 years we have supported the development of more than 250,000 people in Quebec.
Depending on requirements, our interventions include advisory services, assessments of the work climate, leadership development programs, coaching, workshop activities, conferences, training activities and mediation.
Manon Cléroux, CPA, CMA is an authorized consultant for Réseau DOF. After being an administrator for many years, she was first interested in improving financial performance. Later it was the improvement of organizational performance, and today she focuses on improving human performance. She is a certified coach (ACC) as well as a mediator and instructor.
Claude Ouellet holds a certificate in insurance and group annuities. An instructor approved by the Commission des partenaires du marché du travail with a view to the application of Bill 90 Act to promote workforce skills development and recognition, he offers training accredited by the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines et relations industrielles agréés.
Having founded his business in 1984, his main responsibility is the management of employees and their continuing education. In 1994, Claude Ouellet obtained his certificate in insurance and group annuities.
As a passionate instructor with extensive experience, he shares his knowledge with the participants in his training to help maximize the loyalty of the employees and/or clients of their organization and help them attract staff and/or quality customers.
During his training activities, Claude Ouellet takes the time to understand the unique issues and challenges faced by participants in their organization, in order to meet their expectations more effectively. An excellent communicator, he is able to simplify complex concepts in order to ensure optimal knowledge transfer. Rich in ideas and knowledge, he is committed to helping participants meet, and even surpass their goals.
The signature of Services de formation Claude Ouellet: "Your know-how".
SLV Expert inc. (SLV) is the largest firm of Excel experts and developers in Canada composed of 10 seasoned professionals and trainers whose mission is to help companies optimize their processes. Among other things, it conceptualizes custom utilities and management dashboards with Excel & VBA software. For over ten years SLV has developed a great expertise in completing more than 1,200 projects in 450 companies of all sizes.
Their training division is led by two associates, François Jasmin, CPA, CA, and Stéphane L’Archevêque, ICBA. Each partner has over 25 years’ experience in various management positions in the field of financial accounting and assurance. SLV’s target clientele are mainly controllers, assistant controllers and analysts. The company acquired a unique and unparalleled expertise in combining its accounting expertise with the use of Microsoft Excel. SLV offers a series of training activities specifically designed for experts in financial accounting. All exercises reflect the reality of this group of specialists. This educational approach greatly facilitates the learning of various powerful Excel functions for accountants.
Francis Joannette, B.gest., Adm.A., Fin. Fin.pl., certified instructor, is president of Solutions Gestion Joannette. He aims for satisfaction, the dissemination of good information and the achievement of good results for his clients. He is actively involved in several advisory role mandates, mainly with small and medium-sized self-managed co-owners' unions.
He develops and distributes numerous courses, providing various knowledge and tools, both to future buyers and to various stakeholders in the field of joint ownership in Quebec.
Become a leader, or even the reference in training and personalized assistance on the subject of joint ownership, for small and medium-sized union administrators, any potential buyer and any professional, so that they can counsel, maintain and improve the value of their property, ensure the correctness of their decisions and benefit from harmonious coexistence..
Technologia is a Canadian business active in the training sector. Thanks to strategic agreements with several Québec, Canadian and international companies, Technologia has become a leader in the organization of high-calibre training activities in Québec. Moreover, Technologia has organized over 8,000 courses during the past 15 years, which represents more than 55,000 people trained.
In cooperation with its partners, Technologia offers over 170 courses in Montréal, Québec City and Gatineau that respond to companies’ current needs. Using a proven methodology to develop its training programs, a systematic quality control and a well-established logistical coordination, Technologia has offered several hundred private courses in Canada and the United States.
Over the past four-plus years, the Agile Agonist has been providing training on the Kanban method in Africa, North America, and Australia. The Kanban method is inspired by best-in-class 21st-century scientific management practices. The method generates results that are observable and reliably repeatable without surprises.
Among the Kanban method’s many roots is the work of Dr. Eli Goldratt, a great thinker who gave us the Theory of Constraints and Throughput Accounting (TA). TA deserves attention. In fact, FASB Statement number 151 (https://www.fasb.org/pdf/fas151.pdf) deals specifically with TA as it relates to inventory in observable real-world situations.
We perform an innovative upgrade by applying Throughput Accounting to the service sector where inventory is in our heads and where our objective is to make performance gains ranging from 500 to 1,000%!
As part of our training program in partnership with the Quebec CPA Order, The Agile Agonist provides a full-day, customized, “outside-the-box” training session focused on performance management and cost-price accounting designed for knowledge professionals in the service economy.
CFC Génie the continuing education centre at the faculty of engineering at Université de Sherbrooke) provides flexible graduate credit programs in Longueuil, Laval, and Sherbrooke and remotely toward Master degrees and higher specialized study diplomas as well as a microprogram course of study. We possess unique expertise in engineering management, a field in which our faculty has distinguished itself over the past 20 years plus. As a Project Management Institute (PMI®)-approved project-management training centre, CFC Génie also provides access to Professional Development Units (PDU). The Centre also provides development opportunities for engineers, managers, and other technical and science professionals in the form of intensive seminars, ranging in length from one to five days, delivered mainly at the Longueuil campus. This type of development opportunity is provided in areas such as communications, Lean Six Sigma, machine and industrial-equipment safety, risk management, 3D CAD tools, and civil engineering training programs.
CFC Génie provides engineers and other professionals with opportunities to pursue career development through a wealth of diverse and personalized training programs with work-compatible scheduling options.
CFC Génie’s mission is to deliver high-quality, university-level continuing-education activities and programs to practising engineers and professionals who work in the fields of engineering or technology. Training opportunities are provided in various modalities and at various sites in accordance with clients’ professional needs and constraints throughout their career.
The mission of Versalys is to make a difference among its clientele by offering training programs allowing participants to broaden their knowledge and move up in an organization. For the last 35 years, Versalys has been renowned for the extensive knowledge of its training specialists but also for the excellence of the skills it passes on, its ethical client relations and its respect for the individuals trained.
Versalys offers a wide range of courses in project management, security, human capital, organizational development and office automation. Every year the organization trains over 25,000 people in businesses from all sectors of the economy.