Hélène F. Fortin
Hélène F. Fortin FCPA, FCA, ICD.D-IAS.A has been practicing public accounting for more than 30 years. A member of CPA Québec, she lectured in Accounting and Auditing during more than 20 years at many universities in both the undergraduate and graduate levels. She was actively involved from 1982 to 2015 with the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CPA Canada), on the Interprovincial Board of Evaluators, and with the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board during which time the 36 international standards of auditing were adopted in Canada from 2006 to 2009. She has been serving on boards of directors of large public and private corporations since 2003 which provides her with exposure to the best practices within a wide range of organizations, including Loto Québec, a Crown Corporation of the Province of Québec, as Chair of the Board of Directors, UBS Bank (Canada), Institute of Corporate Directors/Quebec, VoiceAge Corporation, and the federal department audit committees of the Public Service Commission and of Agriculture/Agrifood Canada. Former positions include the following Boards: CBC/Radio-Canada, Hydro-Québec, Infrastructure Québec, Concordia University and Bellus Health. She is also actively involved with asset management and financing/funding strategies in her role as trustee/advisor for large pension plans, estates, and foundations.