Marie-Josée Paquette, Director General of the Quebec Council for Cooperation and Mutuality (CQCM), is a proud ambassador of the cooperative model. Recognized for her positive leadership, she began her mandate at CQCM in 2014 as Senior Advisor, Communications and Government Relations, where she subsequently held the position of Director of Communications. Her knowledge and experience enabled her to take up the position of General Manager in January 2021. In her professional career, she has also served as the Executive Director of the Office of the President of the International Cooperative Alliance. She has in-depth knowledge of the cooperative identity, the mobilization of a movement made up of cooperatives of different sizes and different sectors of activity as well as a great facility to develop, build and maintain relations with the government of Quebec, financial partner of the organization.