January 2, 2020 By PrintAction Staff
Isabelle Marcoux, Chair of the Board of Directors of TC Transcontinental, has been appointed Member of the Order of Canada, making her the second generation of the family to be granted the prestigious Canadian honour.
The Order of Canada is described as one of the country’s highest civilian honours. Created in 1967, it recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation.
Her father, Rémi Marcoux, founder of TC Transcontinental and a Director on its board, was invested into the Order of Canada himself in 2007. Like her father who founded the company, Isabelle is deeply committed to the sustained development of TC Transcontinental, a Quebec corporation based in Montreal. Her career has been marked by many professional and philanthropic achievements over the years, particularly since she took over as Chair of the Board of TC Transcontinental in 2012, including: Strategic transformation of the company into flexible packaging; advancement of women into leadership roles in the business community; and co-chair of the 2016 campaign of Centraide of Greater Montréal and, for the last two years, chair of the Major Donors’ Circle.
“It is a great honour for me today to be appointed as Member of the Order of Canada,” said Isabelle. “I am humbled to receive this distinction which I share with my family and all my colleagues of TC Transcontinental. Seeing our second generation honoured in this way is very moving. I am touched and delighted by the recognition of our family values of respect, determination and philanthropic commitment, which still continue to guide our actions for now and forever.”
Isabelle has been Chair of the Board of Transcontinental Inc. since February 2012. She was Vice Chair of the Board of Transcontinental Inc. from 2007 and Vice President, Corporate Development from 2004. In this latter role, she was responsible for the strategic planning process and mergers and acquisitions. Between 1997 and 2004, she held various positions within the Corporation. Before joining Transcontinental, she was a lawyer at McCarthy Tétrault LLP.
She is a member of the board of Rogers Communications Inc. since 2008 and acts as Chair of its Human Resources Committee, as well as member of the board of Power Corporation of Canada since 2010. For 12 years, until the spring of 2019, she was also a member of the board of George Weston Limited and acted as Chair of the Risk and Compliance Committee. In addition, she is a member of the board of The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Advisory Board of McGill University’s Faculty of Law.
As well, she is actively involved with Centraide of Greater Montreal. She is Chair of the Major Donors’ Circle since 2018, was co-chair of the Centraide of Greater Montreal 2016 campaign and co-chaired the 2015 Leaders’ Circle campaign. She also co-chairs the Cabinet for the 2019-2026 Capital Campaign of the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation. Isabelle has co-chaired a number of fundraising events and has been involved in fundraising campaigns for organizations such as the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Montreal Heart Institute, the Tel-Jeunes Foundation, the Young Musicians of the World Foundation and the Foundation Montreal inc. In 2018, the non-profit organization Portage paid tribute to her at the Soirée des Grands Philanthropes, commending her outstanding community engagement.
In previous years, Ms. Marcoux has been recognized on multiple occasions. In 2017, she became the first Canadian to win the Visionary Award for Strategic Leadership from the global organization WomenCorporateDirectors Foundation (WCD), most notably in recognition of her leadership in making strategic decisions to ensure the organization’s long-term growth. Also in 2017, she was inducted into the Women’s Executive Network (WXN) Hall of Fame, after being named one of Canada’s 100 most powerful women by the organization in 2010, 2012 and 2016. In 2016, she was awarded the Medal of the National Assembly of Quebec, recognizing the impact of her continuous community involvement.
Isabelle holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Economics, and a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Law, both from McGill University. She has been a member of the Quebec Bar since 1995. She is married to François Olivier and they are the parents of two children.
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