People with experience

With offices in Montreal and Quebec City, AGA Benefit Solutions has more than 90 employees fully dedicated to your complete satisfaction. Our seasoned team works for your best interest, simplifies your life and provides you with courteous, efficient and attentive service.

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Martin Papillon
President and Chief Executive Officer
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Martin Papillon is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries and holds an MBA from HEC Montréal. Throughout his career, he has been working in the group insurance and retirement sector. Before joining AGA in 2013, he held advisory and senior management positions with world-class consulting actuarial firms.

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Chantal Dufresne
Senior Vice President, Finance and Operations
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A Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and Certified Corporate Director (ASC), Chantal Dufresne is a manager with more than 20 years of experience in the operational management of small and medium-sized businesses. She held management positions in several accounting firms and worked in a self-employed capacity for a few years. With this background, she brings to AGA her skills and technical knowledge in financial accounting, management and administration. As a board member, she helps define the strategic direction of the organizations she assists and distinguishes herself through her expertise in governance, internal controls and risk management.
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Gabriel Gagnon
Vice President, Corporate Strategy
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Gabriel Gagnon is well known in the insurance field, having worked for many years in credit insurance and replacement warranties distribution for the automobile sector. His 35+ years of experience in the insurance industry are a great asset in the strategic planning of the company.

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Manon Labrèche
Vice President, AGA +Plus
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Manon Labrèche joined AGA in 1979. Over the years, she has risen through the ranks and now runs a team of nearly 40 people who handle all administrative services and claims. Her comprehensive plan management experience makes her a vital member of the AGA team.

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Louise Gagné
Director, Actuarial expertise and Training
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Louise started her career at Blue Cross before working as a Senior Advisor for a large actuarial firm for more than 15 years. Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries, Louise joined AGA in June 2014. She assumes responsibility for training, provides technical support, and supplies advisory activities for the large business clientele. Louise is also lecturer at l’UQAM.

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Denis Rousseau
Director, Business Partners and Strategic Advice
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With more than 35 years of experience, Denis Rousseau is responsible for the relations between AGA and its partner insurers and for negotiating with them the best arrangements for our clients. He is also in charge of supervising self-insured plans and the Elite pools of AGA Benefit Solutions, and acts as advisor to AGA senior management.

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Vincent Soucy
Director, Consulting and Underwriting
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Holding a Bachelor degree in Actuarial Science and a Fellowship with the Canadian Institute of Actuaries, Vincent Soucy worked for the first 10 years of his career in an actuarial consulting firm where he advised national clients on their benefit and retirement plans.  He joined AGA in March 2014 and supervises the consulting and underwriting team.

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Martin Bédard
Director, Consulting and Underwriting
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Martin Bédard holds a Bachelor Degree from Université Laval, where he was captain of the Rouge et Or football team when they won their first Vanier Cup, and an Executive MBA from Queen’s University. He has close to 20 years of experience in group insurance on the insurer side. With his background as a senior manager responsible both for business development and for strategic planning, product development and client experience, he is keen on doing more for each client as part of the Quebec City office team.

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Joanne Laroche
Account Manager
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Having been with AGA since 1984, Joanne boasts some 30 years of experience in benefit consulting and business development.  Her in-depth expertise of group insurance helps her provide sound advice to large size corporate clients and unions.

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Chantal Renaud
Account Manager
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With AGA Benefit Solutions for more than 20 years, Chantal has the experience required to help businesses of all sizes set up and administer their group insurance plans. Her proactive approach leads to an informed vision of the various strategic planning opportunities. With her professionalism, determination and excellent communication skills, Chantal makes sure her clients fully understand the issues pertaining to group insurance and retirement plans.