Jacques Boissonneault

Mr. Boissonneault’s entire professional career has been dedicated to the improvement of healthcare and social services and his significant contributions were recognized in 2014, when he received the McGill RUIS (Réseau Universitaire Intégré de Santé – Integrated University Healthcare Network) Leadership Excellence Award.

A recognized leader with over 35 years of experience in the Quebec health care, he was appointed, in September 2015, as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Centre Intégré de Santé et de Services Sociaux de l’Abitibi Temiscamingue Rouyn Noranda (CISSS). Indeed, Mr. Boissonneault has held management positions at various institutions in the health and social services network, including the general management of the Vallée-de-l’Or Health and Social Services Centre, of the Hospital and Regional Mental Health Services Centre of Vallée-de-l’Or, and of the Haut-Saint-François Health and Social Services Centre in the Eastern Townships.

Mr. Boissonneault has repeatedly mobilized Board Members, staff, medical professionals, unions and influenced the communities and politicians. His leadership style is inclusive. He is resourceful, demonstrates creativity and finds innovative ways to get out of difficult management situations, and is passionate about innovation. He has played a pivotal role in leading the delivery of health care at the CISSS de l’Abitibi Temiscamingue Rouyn Noranda. This has been achieved through his deep understanding of the region’s needs and the continuous effort to improve the health of its residents, significantly reducing wait times for many services, increasing access, and changing the way care is delivered. In addition, Mr. Boissonneault has committed himself to educating the public about the health system and to creating new and important partnerships with local communities.

Mr. Boissonneault holds a Master’s degree in Health Administration from de Faculty of Medicine of Université de Montréal. He has also completed training programs for Executive Directors at the Sherbrooke University.

Mr. Boissonneault joined Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada in June 2017, with the mandate of expanding the hospital’s services within pediatric orthopedics, to increase the hospital’s visibility within the Canadian healthcare network in order to forge new and dynamic partnerships for the care of children, multi-centered research projects as well as teaching.