Jocelyn Gagnon

Jocelyn Gagnon, Espace Stratégies

Jocelyn Gagnon, MBA, is a founding partner of Espace Stratégies, formerly known as Dionne + Gagnon.

He has more than 30 years of experience in coaching companies and organizations and in developing economic and sectoral development strategies.

His positions have included:

Desk Officer, North America, Information Technology Sector, Government of Quebec
Director of Strategic Support and Financing, Centre de Promotion du Logiciel Québécois (CPLQ)
Investment Advisor, Fonds de Solidarité FTQ
Vice-President, Business Support, Développement économique Longueuil
Vice-President, Operations, CIDEM Techno, a business incubator for technology companies
Jocelyn Gagnon holds a B.Sc. in mathematics and an MBA from the University of Ottawa (concentration in strategy and finance).

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Jocelyn Gagnon is a recognized manager in business project development, supporting entrepreneurs in all phases of their projects – strategy, market development, financing – as well as an expert in economic development – industrial clusters, innovation and knowledge. These activities are accomplished by recruiting, mobilizing, engaging and developing competent and motivated teams.


What’s more, with his many years of experience as a facilitator for a wide variety of projects, Jocelyn Gagnon has developed an impressive ability not only to moderate and facilitate exchanges of all kinds, but also to engage people in and move their thinking forward.

He has led numerous strategic thinking workshops, panel discussions, economic forums, creative workshops and focus groups of all sizes (up to 150 people). Jocelyn Gagnon is also a frequent guest speaker, particularly on strategic approaches.

He has also trained more than 150 general managers of municipalities and MRCs in the strategic approach and the concept of ecosystems for the harmonious development of their territory.


President—Collège de Maisonneuve (since 2016, representing the socio-economic community)

Director—Chambre de commerce de l’est de Montréal (since 2014)

Director—Fédération des clubs d’affaires du Québec (2015-2017)

Director—Jean-Talon Hospital Foundation (2013-2016)

Director—Association des professionnels en développement économique du Québec (2003-2007)

Director—CIDEM Techno (2004-2007)

Vice-Chairman Strategic Planning Committee—Chambre de commerce de l’est de Montréal

Member, Business Development Committee—Chambre de commerce de l’est de Montréal

Member of the Socio-Economic Issues Committee—Chambre de commerce de l’est de Montréal

Meet the Espace Stratégies team