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Boréalis is active on all 5 continents and counts numerous local partners around the world.

About us

WHO WE ARE

Boréalis helps organizations to manage key stakeholders and secure their support to ensure the success of their projects. Our powerful collaboration software allows any project team to implement effective stakeholder engagement plans and mitigate project risks by making it easy to map and prioritize complex stakeholder relationships, record and monitor all engagements, issues, commitments and grievances, and more. It also assists managers in their engagement strategy by providing insightful analysis, including numerous leading performance indicators and trends on emerging issues.

WHAT WE DO

We build software that help companies manage the data generated by their stakeholder engagement activities in a unified multi-user database. Users can access from any web browser up-to-date information in real-time, no matter where they are. We built a powerful Analytics tool, which enables you to extract very specific information against precise indicators and criteria. There’s also the integration of GIS & mapping that allows you to geo-localize assets, individuals and events, giving you a spatial understanding of a project’s issues. In a nutshell, the Boréalis Application gives meaning to your data.

Our expertise isn’t limited to stakeholder engagement: we’re also experts in data management for land acquisition, socio-economic contributions, local content, governance, compliance and environmental/social impact assessment.

WHY BORÉALIS

Here are some reasons why our clients choose Boréalis:

– Put your engagement plan into action
– Quicker land acquisition
– Meet lenders requirements
– Comply with international best practices (IFC, ISO 26000, Equator Principles, GRI)
– Demonstrate compliance and be ready for audit
– Gain and maintain social license to operate
– Align, monitor and report processes on multiple sites
– Identify and centralize important stakeholders
– Reduce time reporting
– Rely on accurate information
– Optimize your social performance/community relations team’s activities

Meet the team

Our experts

François Robichaud

François Robichaud

Account Director

François compiles nearly 10 years of worldwide experience implementing complex CSR and environment solutions on large infrastructure projects across various industries (mining, pipeline, plant sites, oil & gas and petrochemical). His social performance expertise includes providing guidance to management teams on change management processes. François has extensive experience in stakeholder engagement, strategic social investment, grievance management, resettlement and livelihood restoration, socio-economic surveys, environmental monitoring, and biodiversity. He joined the Boréalis team in 2009, where he’s successfully contributed to projects around the world in both developed and developing countries. His combination of human relations skills, management experience and technical competencies makes him a multi-disciplinary actor in any project.

Louis R. Lieutenant

Louis R. Lieutenant

Account Director

Louis specializes in Corporate Social Responsibility data management and delivery of quality solutions. He is Account Director for Africa and has important experience as a consultant working on several extractive projects, more specifically in Africa, Australia and Canada. With strong focus on delivering results and transfer of know-how, Louis has developed a strong expertise with community relations’ management, land access and shared value. He’s been with the Boréalis team since 2008 and contributed to the success of several projects that apply international CSR best practice and standards.

Patrick Grégoire

Patrick Grégoire

President

While working on a major pipeline in 1998 Patrick had the creative epiphany which led to the establishment of Boréalis. Companies were just starting to consider community and social risk as part of the execution of their projects - and the implementation of international social impact programs was still in its nascent stage. Six years later, Boréalis was born and rapidly grew into a leader in the Social Performance marketplace. Implementation of the Boréalis solution with global players in the natural resources arena validated Patrick's vision for success. For the past two decades, he has continued his leadership role in major infrastructure initiatives around the world - including pipelines, transmission lines, hydro-power, mines, oil fields, wind power, roads, port, and railway projects.

Raymond Marcoux

Raymond Marcoux

Vice-President, Business Development

Raymond is a business development professional in many industrial and infrastructure business segments. He has many years of experience in operations management and project development with international engineering-construction firms, more specifically for mining and metals, forestry products, biopharmaceuticals, and ports sectors. Raymond’s background brings an excellent complementarity to Boréalis’ team with his in-depth knowledge of developing major projects in North and Latin America, in Africa, in the Middle East, in Australia, in Asia and in Europe. His roadmap includes winning important projects on behalf of global clients. Stakeholder engagement has been crucial for each one of his achievements, including in managing major client accounts. He joined the team in early 2017.

Staccey Wright

Staccey Wright

Business Strategy and Development

Staccey brings over 15 years’ experience in sales, marketing and relationship management to the Boréalis team: her broad know-how across multiple industries and settings provides a unique perspective. Key member of the team since her arrival in 2015, she plays a pivotal role in our business development activities for the United States and is strategically based out of Houston, Texas, to cater to our US client base. With a natural strong strategic ability, Staccey quickly understands core problems and identifies the best solutions for our clients. She’s able to maximize outputs of our application’s Analytics tool to reveal trends, raise issues, identify opportunities/risks, and offer solutions. Staccey is highly relatable and known for explaining complex ideas, plans, procedures, or regulations in a way that is easy to understand. Her ability to instruct, train, and offer suggestions to clients brings an added value to both internal and external business processes. With strengths in relatability and strategy, she understands the client’s needs and pains, and works with them to mitigate the challenges of change management in the dog eat dog business world.

Customer Care

Caroline Rivest

Caroline Rivest

Business Analyst

Caroline has been working at Boréalis since 2011 where she acts as a project manager, trainer and anything that has to do with customer service. She’s evolving in an environment where performance requirements are high and where she must find simple solutions to complex issues. The combination of her expertise in geomatics with her international experience makes it easier for her to understand the challenges of stakeholder engagement.

Francis Dupont

Francis Dupont

Customer Care Manager

Francis has been the Customer Care Manager for nearly 4 years and makes sure you receive a good service. Over the past 15 years, he has developed a strong expertise in IT. Starting his career as a Developer, he then completed a degree in Geomatics and a Master’s in Business Intelligence. His passion and ability to innovate push him to follow the latest trends in customer experience and to offer a service that’s constantly evolving. Francis can discuss with customers in both French and English, and he also continuously improves his knowledge of Spanish. Outside of work, he loves being on the lake to catch big bass, cooking roasts on the BBQ, and growing beautiful flowers!

Laura Portelance Jouvert

Laura Portelance Jouvert

Business Analyst

Laura is a Business Analyst who specializes in the continuous improvement of processes. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography and a Master’s in Geomatics from Université de Sherbrooke, where she was able to develop technical and analysis skills through many years’ work. Laura’s data modeling and system management know-how equip her with the ability required to understand our clients’ needs and to transform them into functional requirements for technical teams. On the weekends, she loves to do yoga and to play ukulele, and also enjoys hiking and discovering new places.

Toni Minguet

Toni Minguet

Project Manager, Latin America

Toni is part of the Customer Care team, where he is the Project Manager responsible for all our projects in Latin America. He has broad experience in Geomatics that combines well with his International MBA. In recent years, his experience has been focused on Project Management and Team management for IT combined with the Agile methodology approach, which is necessary to tackle the challenges of today’s business world. During his time off, Toni is a sports enthusiast who especially enjoys outdoors sports.

Executive team

André L’Espérance

André L’Espérance

Member of the Board

André L’Espérance climbed from intern at Samson Bélair and Associates to become partner within 3 years. After becoming CEO of Industries Lionel Limited, he took over partnership of a subsidury and grew the company to be a major competitor in its market. He later became president of Dettson Group Inc with several factories in Eastern Canada. Currently president of Pal+ Inc., Chairman and CEO of Orford Express, Escapades Memphremagog, Auberge 4 Seasons, and Bistro 4 Seasons in addition to his interest in Boréalis.

Christian De Grâce

Christian De Grâce

Managing Director

Christian De Grâce started from his basement Electronics company to becoming a shareholder in BHM Medical Inc., growing the company from a start-up to a globally renowned manufacturer. Through his experience he has extensive knowledge in business development, international markets and has been involved in M&A, business recovery and mentoring. He sits on various boards of Directors in addition to active involvement with Borealis.

Patrick Grégoire

Patrick Grégoire

President

While working on a major pipeline in 1998 Patrick had the creative epiphany which led to the establishment of Boréalis. Companies were just starting to consider community and social risk as part of the execution of their projects - and the implementation of international social impact programs was still in its nascent stage. Six years later, Boréalis was born and rapidly grew into a leader in the Social Performance marketplace. Implementation of the Boréalis solution with global players in the natural resources arena validated Patrick's vision for success. For the past two decades, he has continued his leadership role in major infrastructure initiatives around the world - including pipelines, transmission lines, hydro-power, mines, oil fields, wind power, roads, port, and railway projects.