Espace Stratégies is “involved”




Come and see us at the Salon des exposants of the Association des directeurs municipaux du Québec (ADMQ) Congress, whose theme this year is – appropriately enough – “impliqué”! For over ten years, Espace Stratégies has been assisting municipal customers of all sizes in their strategic planning and development initiatives. We’d be delighted to talk with you about your specific consulting, planning and development needs. Justine McIntyre and Ariella Orbach are at Booth 104 in the Exhibitors’ Lounge, and they look forward to seeing you! (They’ve got goodies) ?



Espace Stratégies attends the Congrès annuel des directeurs municipaux du Québec

“Impliqué” is the title of next week’s conference of the Association des directeurs municipaux du Québec, to be held at the Centre des congrès de Québec.  Espace Stratégies will indeed be “involved”, as our two colleagues Ariella Orbach and Justine McIntyre will be coordinating activities at our booth. We encourage you to come and meet them at this unique gathering of the municipal world. Espace Stratégies is privileged to have many customers among the MRCs, cities and municipalities from all over Quebec, so it will be a pleasure for us to have the opportunity to reconnect with all our customers and make new acquaintances. See you all next week!


Learning differently with La Boîte à lettres de Longueuil (BÀL)


La Boîte à lettres de Longueuil offers young people aged 16 to 24 the chance to regain control over their lives through literacy training. To support the BÀL in this mission, Espace Stratégies assisted the team and its board of directors in an organizational development process, helping to implement good management practices for efficient structuring. With a great deal of listening and creativity, the two teams were able to co-create innovative solutions that met the organization’s specific needs. As BÀL’s slogan suggests, together we were able to “learn differently”. We thank the Boîte à lettres’s team for their trust.


Nancy Guay and Hava Raka at the PALME Quebec Conference


Nancy Guay, President of Espace Stratégies, had the pleasure this week of attending a conference on industrial development and ecoparks organized by PALME Québec, along with our colleague Hava Raka. The visit to Lévis gave them the opportunity to exchange views with colleagues from different backgrounds (urban planners, developers, elected officials) on the current challenges of industrial zone development. At the heart of the discussions was the perspective of human well-being as a means of rethinking regional planning. These meetings confirm that development is foremost a question of human interaction. Inspiring initiatives that will stimulate strategic thinking with our clients in the coming weeks!


Team outing at the Chalet des érables

On Friday, the multicultural and multigenerational Espace Stratégies team took advantage of the beautiful weather to spend some quality time at the Chalet des érables in Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines. After a hard morning’s work to whet our appetites, we donned our plaid shirts to honour the traditional dishes we were to enjoy in the afternoon. For some of our colleagues, this outing marked their first experience of this Quebec tradition. By all accounts, this spring team activity was a success, and set the bar high for the upcoming summer activity.


Talking to Gen Z

What do you know about Gen Z? Were any of your colleagues born after 1997? How is this generation different from yours? This lunchtime webinar, which brought together managers from different generations, sought to define this much-discussed generation. Jocelyn Gagnon, founding partner of Espace Stratégies, took part as a manager at the invitation of Hémisphère Formation. Working in a team of about twenty people of all generations, from baby boomers to four Gen Z colleagues, he came away with some clear insights. In the general opinion of the panellists, who compared their impressions with the results of a recent survey, young colleagues stand out for their open-mindedness, their desire to work in a healthy environment, and their desire to make a real contribution to the betterment of society. A breath of optimism that makes you want to get to know them and work with them!


Digital transformation is one of the most important transitions we are facing, and one that is accelerating. This was the key concept explored during the training session that Jocelyn Gagnon, founding partner of Espace Stratégies, delivered to a group of economic developers this morning. The class was part of the continuing education programme offered by the Association des professionnels en développement du Québec (APDEQ). 

For 15 years, Espace Stratégies has been training economic development consultants who accompany their clients throughout the process of creating and developing their businesses. In recent years, as the world has undergone a series of major transitions, consultants have had to stay ahead of the curve, and that’s where Espace Stratégies’s expertise can come in handy.


The Verdun borough launched its concerted vision and its economic development action plan for 2024–2027. Espace Stratégies is proud to have helped develop this plan alongside the members of the Table des partenaires en développement économique, which included PME MTL Grand Sud-Ouest and SDC Wellington, in collaboration with elected officials, borough management as well as the departments involved. 

Espace Stratégies leveraged its experience in economic development as well as in working with various municipal bodies, particularly in Montreal, to develop this plan. We thank the borough for its trust in our team and wish it a successful implementation!





Espace Stratégies joins Dieppe, an Acadian city in New Brunswick, to support its new strategic planning process. This evening, as part of a major five-step consultation phase, we’re getting ready to welcome the city’s residents. This process serves not only to consult citizens, but to take the pulse of the various city partners as well as of its teams and elected officials.

After recent years of rapid growth, the city wants to be sure the needs and expectations of its residents are being met. This planning process will be a chance to consider Dieppe’s development and to develop a clear, inspiring vision of the future that reflects its community.


This evening, we’ll be at Marché Bonsecours for the 10th benefit for L’Anonyme, which is celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2024. We look forward to attending this event every year. We are proud to support the work of L’Anonyme, just as we are proud to have been able to support L’Anonyme in its two most-recent strategic planning exercises. L’Anonyme has worked for 35 years educating people and promoting safe behaviours and egalitarian relationships as well as preventing the spread of STIs through a grassroots people-focused approach. We hope to see you this evening at this lively, emotional activity!