30 years of history
Groupe Sélection’s history began in 1989 with the purchase of a triplex in Montréal’s Hochelaga-Maisonneuve neighborhood. When Réal Bouclin started his business, little did he know that he would one day lead Canada’s largest private sector company in the retirement community sector.
creators of living environments
Right from the start, Groupe Sélection implemented a unique vertical integration structure that included the creation of a construction company to develop real estate complexes, a business strategy that proved to be highly advantageous.
Today, Groupe Sélection is a leader in the creation of multi-generational living environments. Since 2013, the number of multi-generational and retirement apartments in its portfolio has increased by 322% to more than 13,000 units. The company now has more than 70 projects in development, construction and operation. While experiencing a fast-paced growth in recent years, Selection Group has also been able to maintain a 95% customer satisfaction rate year after year thanks to the contributions of its almost 5000 devoted employees across Québec.
After celebrating its 30th anniversary, Groupe Sélection is now well-positioned to pursue its expansion in Québec, as well as in new markets in Ontario, the rest of Canada, and the East coast of the United States
To build a future that is respectful of the environment and where our living spaces bring generations together.
To create communities by building living spaces that foster happiness, sharing and bringing people together.
Our greatest strength is seeing the world through the eyes of our residents and employees. We recognize that small gestures and considerations can make major differences in their lives.
Their well-being is our priority. The focus is thus on respect for their individual personalities, differences, and for the environment in which they live and evolve.
Our passion for creating and reinventing living spaces is part of our DNA. Continuing to grow by innovating in order to offer the best possible experiences to our residents and employees is our core mission.
Each day we cast a new and bold look at our practices. This is the driving force of our creativity.
We focus on energy, “joie de vivre” and attitude, not on age. We are “hyperactive” in the sense that we make things happen and are always inspired by creating the best possible environments for our residents.
In short, we are passionate and our love for real estate stems from the happiness that it brings our residents.
Our confidence in our ability to change lives and belief in our peers are the foundation of what we are. We have good hearts and we remain true to our values and authentic in all our initiatives.
That is why the communities that we create are characterized by openness and respect. Our greatest reward? That our residents feel at home.
Founding President and CEO (Chief Executive Officer)
A visionary entrepreneur, Réal Bouclin has lead Groupe Sélection for the last 30 years to rank 1st in among Canadas’ leading private retirement home business. Thanks to its unique vertical integration structure, the company is active in acquisition, investment, development, construction and management. The explosive growth experienced by the group in recent years faithfully follows the plan of its founder. With nearly 14,000 units under administration, the company he built has more than 5,000 employees.
Senior executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Strategies
Claude Carignan has nearly 30 years of experience in the practice of law and in high-level public functions, as mayor of Saint-Eustache and as Leader of the Government in the Senate of Canada. He is also a member of the Privy Council of Canada. At Groupe Sélection, he is the key player to mobilize, protect and promote the organization.
Senior Vice President and Head of Corporate Governance and Compliance
Chantal Gauthier acts as Data Officer for the company, in connection with Bill 64 and the protection of confidential information. Earlier in her career, Chantal worked for major companies, notably as Director, Internal Audit and Financial Compliance at Quebecor and Senior Director, Reputational Risk at National Bank. She has also held management positions in internal audit at Gildan, the University of Montreal and Transat AT. She also holds the designations of CPA, CA, CFE and CISSP, and holds a Master’s degree in accounting sciences.
Senior Vice President, Real Estate
A member of Groupe Sélection’s founding team, Yves Mongeau is Senior Vice President of Real Estate and a shareholder of the company. He is responsible for Groupe CH, the construction company dedicated to Groupe Sélection, and has over 30 years of experience developing residential complexes according to the highest standards of safety and quality in the industry.
Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Eric Vincent has built a solid reputation in the marketing industry, having accumulated more than 25 years of experience in various major companies. His strong skills in marketing, negotiation and brand management contribute significantly to the advancement of Groupe Sélection’s objectives and maintain the high levels of satisfaction of our residents.
Executive Vice President, Finance
Shareholder for more than 20 years, Robert Laplante has been present since the very beginning of Groupe Sélection. His extensive experience in the financial sector, combined with close to 30 years of involvement in the management of retirement residences are widely used in the strategic and operational management of the company and its subsidiaries.
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Holder of a Master’s degree in Finance from HEC Montreal and the title of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), François Montigny specializes in consulting and executing corporate financing and acquisitions. During his career, he has developed a deep expertise in risk analysis by carrying out mandates with public and private companies of all sizes. He notably participated in major transactions totalling several billion dollars, both in Quebec and internationally.
Vice President, Quebec Operations for Retirement
Philippe O. Bouclin
Vice President, Real Estate Development
Vice President, Legal Affairs
Vice President, Marketing and Customer Experience
Vice President, Talent and Culture
Vice President, Information Technology
Vice President, Construction
Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Multi-residential
Vice President, Public Affairs and Corporate Communications
Selection Group picks up two international prizes at The Globals 2017 gala in London
Selection Group’s commitment to offering innovative, quality and dynamic living environments is paying off. The Canadian leader won two world-class awards at the 2017 edition of The Globals – Over 50s Housing Healthcare event in London, which celebrates excellence, notably with respect to retirement homes. The Quebec-based company won the Most Outstanding Vertical Retirement Living Project Award for 2017 for its Sélection Panorama Prestige complex in Laval and the Most Outstanding Senior Rental Housing of 2017 award for Sélection Vaudreuil Signature.