Joanne Lefebvre is a management consultant. She served as president and CEO of the Regroupement des gens d’affaires de la Capitale nationale (RGA) for 15 years, growing the RGA into the largest bilingual and French-language association of business people in Canada, with strong ties throughout Eastern Ontario and West Quebec.
Ms. Lefebvre is currently a member of the board of directors of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation and of the boards of the Royal Ottawa Hospital Mental Health Foundation and the Club du Midi. She is a member of Ottawa Compassionate Advisory Committee.
Until recently, she also served as chair of the community services cabinet and a member of the board of directors of United Way Ottawa. Ms. Lefebvre was also a member of Radio-Canada’s regions panel and of the City of Ottawa working group responsible for celebrations marking Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017.
An active community volunteer, Ms. Lefebvre has inspired people through her commitment to private schools and sports organizations, as well as various funding drives, and has worked with committees to expand French-language services in Ottawa. She served as patron of Symposium Gatineau en couleurs in 2013 and 2014.
Ms. Lefebvre holds bachelor’s degrees from the Université du Québec à Montréal and the University of Ottawa, as well as an MBA from the University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management. She is interested in investments and is a licensed real estate broker.
In February 2016, she was named personality of the year in the business category by Radio-Canada and LeDroit.