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Institut national du sport du Québec – Montreal, June 19, 2017 – The annual general meeting of the Institut national du sport du Québec (INS Québec) held on Thursday (June 15) in Montreal presented its 2016-2017 annual report and strategic directions for the coming years. The meeting was also marked by the election of Claude Rousseau to the board of directors of the organization.

Tom Quinn, Chair of the Board of Directors, made the following statement: “With the experience acquired since the opening of our Olympic Park Complex and a deeper understanding of our environment and our clients, we have demonstrated that we are proactive. We are continuously listening to validate the relevance and quality of our interventions and identify what must be done to upgrade our service offering.”

Evolving to serve you better

The 2016-2017 fiscal year was a period of consolidation for the INS Québec, which adapted its organizational structure so as to work even more closely with the sports sector and its network of partners. The pursuit of growth and the expansion and diversification of its fields of intervention in order to improve the performance of athletes and trainers has paid off. According to an Own the Podium survey, INS Québec is recognized as the Canadian institute that has achieved the most significant improvement in its relationships with sports.

This new structure places the emphasis not only on inter-service collaboration, but it also improves the capacity for an integrated service delivery. As a result, 52,000 athletes and coaches visited the INS Québec Complex over the year and took advantage of their facilities, 1,280 athletes were served in the network of regional multi-sport training centres, 590 athletes visited one of the 13 single-sport centres and nearly 350 athletes used the INS Québec services province-wide. The sports medicine clinic at the INS complex represents on its own more than 1,000 medical consultations, 4,170 physiotherapy/sports therapy treatments, in addition to massage therapy, osteopathy, neuropsychology, neurokinesiology, orthoptics, electrocardiogram consultations and blood tests for nearly 6,800 consultations in total.

In this year of the Rio Olympics, our teams of sports sciences experts also stepped up their support for high-performance training groups, both in terms of physical preparation and scientific and technical support for the 80 Quebec athletes selected to participate in the Olympic and Paralympic Games, as well as their coaches and support teams.

Catalyst and Partner:

A new strategic plan CEO Gaëtan Robitaille took the opportunity of the INS Québec AGM to present the new strategic plan for 2017-2021. A true reflection of this dynamically evolving organization, the strategic plan positions the INS as a key performance partner for high-performance sports in Quebec and Canada. We are thus equipping ourselves with all the tools necessary so that athletes, coaches and sports organizations can work with us to improve the performance of our athletes and serve as a “Catalyst of dreams—one athlete at a time”.

Claude Rousseau joins the board of directors

As a sign of continuity, INS Québec members re-elected Guy Létourneau, Ariane Loignon, Tom Quinn (Board Chair), François Racine (Secretary-Treasurer), and Carole Théberge to the board of directors. They also elected Claude Rousseau to replace Denis Servais, who finished his term. The board of directors is completed by Lynn Blouin, Alain Côté (Vice-Chair), Julie Moreau, Bernard Petiot.

Claude Rousseau’s reputation is well established. His extensive involvement in organizing large-scale sports events includes his role as Co-Chair of the World Ice Hockey Championship in 2008. A businessman who for 28 years held several key senior management positions in a telecommunications firm, Mr. Rousseau joined the extended family of the Quebec Remparts in the fall of 2008, as manager of the Bell Challenge, the Blizzard du Séminaire Saint-François and the Quebec Remparts in the QMJHL. After serving as an adviser to senior management in a major telecommunications firm between 2012 and 2015, Mr. Rousseau joined Alithya, one of the largest private strategic and information technology consulting firms in Canada and the largest in Quebec, where he is currently CEO.

About the Institut national du sport du Québec

The Institut national du sport du Québec is a “Catalyst of dreams—one athlete at a time” and acts as a key performance partner for high-performance sports in Quebec and Canada. With its network of eight regional multi-sport training centres, eleven single-sport training centres and its Complex at Olympic Park, which is home to eight high-performance training groups, INS Québec offers sports medicine, sports science and personal development services to athletes on Canadian national teams training in Quebec, next-generation athletes, high-performance coaches and sports. A member of the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network, INS Québec serves more than 500 high-performance athletes, 2,000 next-generation athletes and the nearly 900 coaches who train them.

INS Québec receives support from the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur, Sport Canada, Own the Podium, the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Canadian Olympic Foundation, the Canadian Paralympic Committee and the Coaching Association of Canada, in addition to private partners such as CISCO, Bell, Mondo, Teknion | Roy & Breton, Côté Fleury, Inaxsys, B2dix and Sports Experts. |

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SOURCE : Institut national du sport du Québec | 

Renseignements : 
Evelyne Déry Coordonnatrice aux communications, INS Québec 
514-255-1000 poste 243 | 514-668-2968