Isabelle Ducharme will officially become the first woman to hold the position of general manager on May 10, thus writing a page in the history of sports in Quebec.
Ducharme, who has been chairman of the Quebec National Party (Nationation Québec) since 2014, said: “I am honored to be the first woman to hold this position. The director believes in me. It is my skills and experience that make me Get this job, not because I am a woman.”
Dusham is ready to accept the new challenge.
“I am going to take a new step,” explained a person who was the project director of the Quebec Sports Agency in the 2000s. I am eager to reach another level. Before the Québec Sports Agency proposed my own opportunity, I considered the options of the National League and the Canadian Olympic Committee. This is the continuation of my career. I am very happy to have reached this stage. “
Julie Gosselin, chairman of the board, is proud of her decision.
“During the rigorous selection process, we received about 100 applications. Because of her knowledge of the environment and her extensive experience in federal, regional leisure and sports departments, municipal departments, and government, Isabel is the best candidate.” . His unifying and mobilizing leadership skills are the key to putting SPORTSQUÉBEC’s priorities into action, namely consulting, communication and representation, while combining them with innovation. “
Ducharme took office when organized sports was threatened by the pandemic, which actually led to a complete cessation of activities.
She said: “The challenge is to restart the organized movement at the level it was closed down.” The expertise and motivation of our employees still exists, but we must ensure that young people come back after a one-year vacation. The duration of the pandemic is exhausting. It is tiring to always find yourself in the unknown world and the ever-changing world. However, we must keep moving forward to get rid of the pandemic. We will be able to rebuild a new house, it will be more beautiful than the previous house. The highest quality of sports lies in its adaptability. “