our story

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Espace Stratégies was born from the vision of an entrepreneur: Jocelyn Gagnon. Drawing upon his expertise in business strategies and finance, he laid the foundation for our company in 2007 by establishing Groupe SCF. These foundations were shaped by his years of experience in both public and private organizations, a journey that fervently led him to economic development and business strategy.

In 2011, Groupe SCF evolved into DIONNE + GAGNON through a partnership with Claude Dionne, a trusted collaborator. The company gained recognition across Quebec, serving municipalities, regional county municipalities (RCms), economic development organizations, businesses and non-profit organizations. Our team gradually expanded to assist clients in acquiring sustainable growth tools.

In 2016, we rebranded as Espace Stratégies—a fitting name and renewed brand image that proudly reflects our strategic consulting focus on territories and organizations.

Nancy Guay joined the company’s leadership in 2018 as a partner. A former client of Espace Stratégies, she was seeking new challenges when Jocelyn Gagnon proposed she eventually take over the reins of the company. With her background in economic development and entrepreneurial stature, she continues to shape our organization’s structure. Additionally, she aims to extend our approach to the operationalization of the strategies we develop for our clients.

Espace Stratégies is currently experiencing a new period of growth. Our team is enriched by dedicated individuals with diverse profiles and expertise in economic development, sustainable development, urban planning, finance and economics, communication, governance and organizational development.

They are the strength of Espace Stratégies—a combination of expertise and a unique strategic approach to assist you in creating value within society.