Leading the charge for local entrepreneurs all over the Pontiac
Meet the team
Mr. Sébastien Bonnerot holds a Bachelors of Health Sciences degree from the University of Ottawa (2000) and a Master’s degree in Coaching from York University (2001). He comes to office with 20 years of business experience, having worked 10 years as a Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant. His role consisted mostly in managing return-to-work initiatives and implementing evaluations such as Functional Capacity evaluations, psychometric assessments as well as elaborating return-to-work plans for WSIB, CNESST as well as private insurers and employers, in the areas of Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec.
Since 2010, Sebastien has been a Real Estate Broker for Century 21 Canada. He founded his own brokerage firm in 2015, Century 21 Elite, which covers a wide array of geographical regions including Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Outaouais and Pontiac. Sebastien is a passionate real estate professional and investor. His wife Melanie and him moved from Gatineau to Fort-Coulonge in 2017 seeking new adventures with their 3 children Venka, Léande and Ilanne.
Serial entrepreneur who presently owns and operates the microbrewery Brauwerk Hoffman in Campbell’s Bay. Todd, a past president of the Pontiac Chamber of Commerce, and a fifteen year veteran on its Board of Directors has a passion for the history and natural beauty of the area. As such he devotes and volunteers his time in a variety of endeavors aiding in the social-economic enhancement of the Pontiac.
Mtre Mireille Alary, Notary, obtained her degree in notarial law at the University of Ottawa in 1990. Since then, she has been advising her clients in Gatineau and the Pontiac region. In 1997, she opened a point of service in Shawville where she completed her general practice of real estate law by developing a specialty in agricultural law. Since 2016, she has been a director of the Pontiac Chamber of Commerce, where she acted as president of the board of directors for a few years. A mother of four children, she actively participates in her family’s activities and is a member of several committees, including the agricultural law committee of the Réseau PME INTER Notaires.
I was born in Shawville but left at age 8 and returned for good at age 24. I have been a life long volunteer from cleaning the brushes for the art teacher to Boy Scouts Treasurer to being on the WQLC Board of Directors (with many others in between). I believe in helping the community and I do this as a career too, having worked in Community Development for the past 23 years at CEDEC. Entrepreneurs are the backbone of our small communities’ economies and supporting them is essential!
Ronald F. MacKillop is a seasoned wealth management advisory professional. In addition to establishing his own wealth management practice. Ron is a founding and current member of the Board of Directors for the Pontiac Chamber of Commerce.
With 32 years experience and knowledge in Retirement, Investment, Estate and Succession Planning, many mutually beneficial long-term relationships have been maintained. Ron has also helped small business owners, their employees, and Incorporations obtain and utilize the same retirement and group benefits previously available to large businesses only.
An outdoor enthusiast and general manager of the Coopérative Aventure Hélianthe in the MRC Pontiac. Located in Mansfield-et-Pontefract, this cooperative aims to ensure, in a spirit of cooperative relations, a harmonious and sustainable tourism development that promotes the Pontiac and more particularly the Davidson forest, a sometimes unknown jewel of our region.
This cooperative was introduced as a university project, in 2018, by Guillaume Lavoie Harvey, then a student in kinesiology and physical education at Laurentian University in Sudbury. This co-op project was quickly deployed on the creation of a startup and that is when the father, Louis Harvey, joined the adventure.
Dr. Isabelle Gagnon
Doctor Isabelle Gagnon is the chiropractor/owner of the Pontiac Chiropractic Clinic. She has been providing healthcare for almost 20 years from her clinics in Mansfield and Shawville. She cares about the health of Pontiacers, and firmly believes that collaboration within our community is the key to success. She has been involved with the Chamber of Commerce since its beginnings and is very involved in the community.
Mother of 3, works at the Centre Jeunesse Emploi Pontiac with the youth as well as bringing professionals to our region, volunteers in her community and is an outdoor enthusiast! Makes rawhide and wire wrapped jewelry as well as homemade products with essential oils.
I began my career working in the engineering industry after completing my studies at École de Technologie Supérieure in Montreal. Since then, I have returned to the Pontiac in 2011 to work in the family business. I have been able to help grow the business and adapt to the changing needs of clients. After re-building the Mansfield store in 2015 following a massive fire, I moved myself and my family to the Pontiac after a few years of traveling. Since then, I have been proud to call this home and play a role in the development and prosperity of our region!
After having worked many years working outside of the region, Michel has launched a new career with Enseigne Pontiac. Offering custom design and print work to companies all across the Outaouais. Born and raised in Fort-coulonge, he proudly works within his community with many different associations and non profit organizations.