Ms Michèle Fortin


Former President and CEO, Télé-Québec

Committee membership

  • Governing Council
  • Nominating and Governance Committee


Michèle Fortin is past President and CEO of the educational and cultural television network Télé-Québec, position she held from 2003 to 2015. Prior to joining Télé-Québec, she held various senior management positions in the areas of education, science, culture and communications in Canada. From 1994 to 2002, she was the Vice President in charge of French CBC Television (Radio-Canada). Over the last 15 years, her passion for television led to many programs that have been milestones in Canadian television, at Télé-Québec as well as Radio-Canada. She also created the new cultural channel ARTV. Madame Fortin is currently chairman of the Board of Canal Savoir, and a member of the boards of TV5 Québec Canada channel, the Canadian Association of Public Educational Media and the Youth Media Alliance. She has been awarded many distinctions, such as Knight of Arts and Letters of the French Republic, Trailblazer of the Year of the Canadian Association of Women in Communications, Personality of the Week of the daily La Presse and winner of the 2008 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards, in Arts and Communications category, sponsored by Women’s Executive Network. Born in Montréal, she holds a master degree in public administration from the University of California at Berkeley. She is the mother of five children.

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