About us

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Mission

The mission defines the role of the organization, justifies its existence and steers all the activities.

Constituée par la Ville de Montréal, la Société du parc Jean-Drapeau a pour mission de conserver, d'aménager, de mettre en valeur et de développer ce grand parc urbain public, de veiller à la saine cohabitation des activités qui s'y déroulent et d'assurer sa pérennité pour les générations actuelles et futures.

Vision

The vision globally describes the image that the Parc wishes to become at the end of a 10-year horizon.

In 2030, Parc Jean-Drapeau has reinvented itself to become one of the parks that is emblematic of the city. The Parc is highly regarded for the diversity of its individual and collective experiences it offers in conjunction with nature, landscapes, history, culture and sports.

It is a laboratory of best practices in sustainable development; it celebrates its heritage; it is a distinctive destination; it is a source of pride for Montréal's society. It is an engaged leader, geared toward excellence, a unifier of partnerships and involved in its community.

Guiding
principles

The guiding principles serve as the rules of conduct and oversee the organization's operational process and major strategic decisions.

  • Respect the environment and ensure the ecological transition
  • Preserve the area and promote the heritage aspect
  • Promote diversity and inclusion
  • Strive for excellence, accountability and integrity in its practices
  • Act in partnership

Design
principles

The design principles translate the action rules which ensure the implementation of the development projects.

  1. Position the Parc on a metropolitan and regional scale
  2. Celebrate the Parc's insular nature
  3. Promote the rich patrimonial heritage
  4. Showcase the aquatic landscapes and their ecosystems
  5. Promote the diversity and connectivity of the ecosystems
  6. Ensure the continuity of the Parc's landscape experiences
  7. Emphasize the mobility experiences to discover the Parc

Areas of
development

The areas of development set the priorities of action from which the triennial action plans unfold

  • Infrastructures and buildings
  • Mobility
  • Layout
  • Programming
  • Sports and the urban outdoors

Strategic
orientations

Strategic orientations provide the direction to follow to achieve the mission.

  • Sustainable development
  • Conservation
  • Open governance
  • Innovation
  • Citizens' experience
  • Reconciliation

Executive team

Management of Parc Jean-Drapeau is predicated on the park's vocation of administrating recreational as well as cultural activities, along with fulfilling its vision as a major international tourist destination.

With more than 80 events to host, the presence of major partners, and more than 65 buildings to administrate and maintain, the management of Parc Jean-Drapeau is notable for its experienced and well-rounded staff.

Under the leadership of the general manager, the guidelines and policies established by Parc Jean-Drapeau's board of directors are implemented by four departments.

Isabelle Bonneau, Ing., MBA, Ph.D

Directrice générale

Mandat : Gouverner, diriger et inspirer l'ensemble des directions de la Société dans la gestion, le développement de l'actif et la programmation du parc Jean-Drapeau, tout en assurant une liaison constante entre les diverses instances décisionnelles que sont le conseil d'administration, la haute direction et la Ville de Montréal.

Philippe Valois

Directeur par intérim Marketing et développement

Mandat : Gérer le développement commercial et évènementiel, planifier la programmation des évènements produits par le Parc, coordonner l'ensemble des communications et des initiatives marketing afin de faire rayonner la Société à l'interne comme à l'externe.

David Bourget

Directeur par intérim Exploitation

Mandat : Entretenir et protéger les actifs naturels et bâtis de la Société, en plus d'assurer la mise en service des nouvelles infrastructures. Offrir un soutien opérationnel et technique quotidien tout en coordonnant l'ensemble de la logistique entourant les évènements internes et externes organisés au Parc. Gérer l'ensemble des sites récréatifs, la sécurité et assurer la qualité du service et de l'expérience pour la clientèle.

Jean-François Mathieu, CPA, CMA

Directeur Administration

Mandat : Assurer une saine gestion des fonds de l'organisation, en plus de gérer quotidiennement les ressources humaines et coordonner les services des finances, des approvisionnements, des affaires juridiques, des technologies de l'information et des archives.

Marc-André Dawson, B. Ing., EMBA

Directeur par intérim Infrastructures et gestion de projets

Mandat : Superviser l'ensemble des grands projets de développement, ainsi que les projets inscrits au programme triennal d'immobilisations (PTI). Assurer la gestion de projets, la mise à niveau, le maintien et le développement des actifs immobiliers de la Société, composés de 65 bâtiments combinés à des terrains, des plans d'eau, des équipements sportifs et récréatifs, et autres espaces aménagés.

Céline Morellon, CHRA

Directrice des ressources humaines et de la transformation organisationnelle

Mandat : Assurer la mise en oeuvre de services et de programmes liés à la gestion stratégique des personnes. Coordonner la transformation organisationnelle selon les orientations et les priorités d'actions de la Société et agir comme un acteur important et facilitateur du changement.

Board of directors

The SPJD's board of directors is named by the City of Montréal's Executive Committee. There are nine seats on the board, and the members oversee the governance of the Société and adopt the strategic guidelines implemented by the Société.

The Société reports on a regular basis to the City of Montréal's Executive Committee, for its operational budget and financial results, as well as for the planning and management of the triennial capital expenditures program (PTI). Any expenditure exceeding two million dollars or any contract exceeding 5 years in length must be submitted to the City's Executive Committee for approval.

Renaud Coulombe

President

     

Karel Mayrand

Vice President
CEO Fondation du Grand Montréal

     

Nathalie Benoit

Administrator
Institutional promotion director, Université du Québec à Montréal

     

Pierre Bouchard

Administrator
Landscape Architect

          

Daisy Dedeian

Administrator
MBA, Senior Director, Risk Management — Wealth Management, National Bank of Canada.

     

Selena Lu

Administrator
Lavery Avocats, Associée

     

Claude Michaud

Administrator
Vice Chairman and Managing Director, DNA Capital

     

Judy Sheehan

Administrator
CHRP and President, Judy Sheehan Management

     

Paul-Antoine Troxler

Administrator
Director Education and Research, Green Building Council Canada - Québec

     


Board committees

Gouvernance et vie du parc

The governance committee is a board of directors' committee tasked with helping the board carry out its oversight duties by examining every aspect of the board's governance structure to ensure it is functioning in an efficient and effective manner in support of the Société du parc Jean-Drapeau's operations.

  • Nathalie Benoit, president
  • Selena Lu, member
  • Karel Mayrand, member
  • Pierre-Antoine Troxler, membre

Ressources humaines

The mandate of the human resources committee is to examine the guidelines and strategies in terms of the Société's human resources management, notably in the area of performance evaluation, employment succession planning, wage policies and overall practices in terms of the Société's human resources.

  • Judy Sheehan, president
  • Pierre Bouchard, member
  • Renaud Coulombe, member

Audit

The audit committee is tasked with assisting the board of directors of the Société du parc Jean-Drapeau in carrying out its oversight duties regarding the quality and integrity of financial information by examining the financial documents and by making recommendations and providing advice on strategies, initiatives and policies relating to financial management and internal controls.

  • Claude Michaud, president
  • Daisy Dedeian, member
  • Pierre Bouchard, member

Getting to Pavillon du Canada

To make it easier to get around, here is the exact location of the administrative office at Parc Jean-Drapeau posted on Google Maps.

Jean-Drapeau Subway Station

The Jean-Drapeau subway station is located on Île Sainte-Hélène, in the heart of Parc Jean-Drapeau. To get to the Parc easily and quickly, the subway is still the best way to go!

Subway schedule
STM promotions

River shuttle

During the summer season, Parc Jean-Drapeau visitors can use the river shuttle as a means of transportation, from the Vieux-Port de Montréal (Jacques-Cartier pier) and the city of Longueuil.

Users can also bring along their bikes and they have access to a network of cycling paths at each stop.

Covid-19 - The river shuttle service will not be operational for the 2021 summer season.

Schedule and rates
Location of the landing spot at the Parc

STM shuttle

Two STM shuttles provide a connection between the Jean-Drapeau subway station and various attractions.

767

During the summer season, the 767 shuttle stops at Jean-Doré Beach and the La Ronde amusement park.

777

Every day of the year, the 777 shuttle provides fast access to the Casino de Montréal.

Routes and schedules

Bike and BIXI

Several sectors of Parc Jean-Drapeau are part of the Great Trail and the Route verte. The Parc is one of the few places where you can cross the Saint Lawrence River on your bike.

Furthermore, a network of multiuse trails run along île Sainte-Hélène, providing a link-up to the various access routes to the facilities, installations and services.

From Montréal: take the Lachine Canal bike path, near the Vieux-Port de Montréal, or the Jacques Cartier Bridge multipurpose Path.

From the South Shore: take the Bike Link or the Jacques Cartier Bridge multipurpose Path.

BIXI

There are many BIXI stations at the Parc during the summer season.

Walking

People can enjoy many of the cycling paths to get to or pass through the Parc Jean-Drapeau, either running or walking.

With more than 25 kilometres of trails and pathways, the Parc is a pleasant spot for hiking, all year round.

Parking

Motorists can get to Parc Jean-Drapeau by taking the Jacques Cartier Bridge or the Concorde Bridge.

Nearby parking area: P5

Rates and parking areas

Taxibus service

You can reserve a taxi for your travels at the Parc by using a valid STM transport fare (ticket or OPUS card).

Schedule

September 3 to June 23
Monday to Sunday 6:30 a.m. to 7:15 p.m.
  • The service is not offered on statutory holidays

Reservation

You need to reserve 45-to-60 minutes beforehand whenever you want to use this service : 514 273-6331 or online form

Taxibus stops

Métro Jean-Drapeau, Athletes' Quarters, La Ronde, Stewart Museum, Espace Paddock, Pavillon du Canada, Pavillon des Services and Pavillon de la Tunisie.

  • Subway
    Station
  • Taxibus
    service
  • STM
    shuttle
  • River
    shuttle
  • Bike
    and BIXI
  • Walking
  • Parking