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.
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.
Un mordu de plein air et directeur général de la Coopérative Aventure Hélianthe dans la MRC Pontiac. Qu’est-ce que l’Aventure Hélianthe? Située à Mansfield-et-Pontefract, cette coopérative a pour but d’assurer, dans un esprit de relations coopératives, un développement touristique harmonieux, durable et propice à la mise en valeur du Pontiac et plus particulièrement de la forêt Davidson, joyau parfois méconnu de notre région.
Cette coopérative a été lancée en tant que projet universitaire, en 2018, par Guillaume Lavoie Harvey, alors étudiant en kinésiologie et en éducation physique à l’Université Laurentienne à Sudbury. Ce projet coop a rapidement débouché sur la création d’une startup et c’est alors que le paternel, Louis Harvey, s’est joint à l’aventure.
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!