Founder of Barbara Personnel
It is with a sense of satisfaction and a sense of accomplishment that I bow out after more than 47 years in business. It has been a real pleasure for me to collaborate with the finest companies and entrepreneurs in our wonderful region for almost 50 years! I am particularly proud to be among the first women entrepreneurs in the Outaouais, of what I have developed over time and very grateful for the respect shown by my collaborators and clients.
My business adventure began September 4th, 1973 from my mother's basement. I was only 23 years old at the time and the idea of a woman going into business was quite daring. It is with confidence that I went ahead and went through the many trials and tribulations that every business owner, man or woman, encounters along the way. Since day one, my team and I have worked with determination and determination to maintain high quality standards and to exceed our clients' expectations.
I have had the honour of receiving several distinctions throughout my career and have been involved in various causes for the benefit of the Outaouais and Ottawa community.
Thank you for your generous support over the years and thank you for continuing to encourage local purchasing in your labour needs.
COLLECTION OF IMPLICATIONS & DISTINCTIONS
Becomes a member of the National Association of Personnel Recruitment and Placement Agencies
Becomes a member of Regroupement des gens d'affaires de la capitale nationale
Financial support of $10,000 to Hockey de l'Outaouais, category AAA Novice to Bantam. This contribution allowed the creation of the team.
Honorary President of the Outaouais AAA Hockey Tournament
Women's Business Network Woman of the Year Award
Excelor Award - SME of the year category from the Chambre de commerce et d'industrie de l'Outaouais
Personality of the month in February from the Chambre de commerce et d'industrie de l'Outaouais
Finalist at the HEC Montréal Mercury Awards
November Speaker of the Month for the Regroupement des gens d'affaires de la capitale nationale (National Capital Business Association)
Honorary President - Soirée Méritas of the Réseau des femmes d'affaires et professionnelles de l'Outaouais
Named Entrepreneur of the Year in the Outaouais - Revue Affaires +
Official Sponsor - Quebec Hockey Federation for the Outaouais Region
First woman to become a member of the Kiwanis Club of Hull
Speaker for the February meeting of the Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de l’Outaouais
Vice-President for Fundraising - Fondation CHSLD La Pietà
Appointed and remains to this day a member Governor of the Chambre de commerce et d'industrie de l'Outaouais
Sponsor for the Festival Franco-Ontarien
Sponsor of the CIBC Run for Breast Cancer and winner of the award for largest corporate contribution in Ottawa
Since 1997, the Cancer Society has made a donation to the Cancer Society for each death of an immediate member of all its permanent and temporary employees
Award of Excellence - Medium and Large Business of the Year from the Regroupement des gens d'affaires de la capitale nationale
Annual financial support to the Labatt de l'Outaouais hockey club
Nominated in the category Businesswoman of the Year - Réseau des femmes d'affaires et professionnelles de l'Outaouais
Prestige Sponsor of $25,000 for the Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign (1999 to 2002)
Personality of the Month for January at the Chambre de commerce de Gatineau
Recipient of the Excelor Award Personality of the Year from the Chambre de commerce de Gatineau
Member of the Gatineau CHVO Foundation's Major Fundraising Campaign Committee
Sponsor of the CHEEO Foundation's fundraiser with the bears of Y105/Barbara Personnel raising $15,614
Honorary President of the Gala of the Réseau des femmes d'affaires et professionnelles de l'Outaouais
Honorary President of the Carrefour Miséricorde Golf Tournament
Personality of the year in the newspaper Le Droit
Honorary Campaign Chairwoman of the Diocese of Gatineau-Hull's Dime
Ambassador at the first Masked Ball to benefit La Maison Mathieu-Froment-Savoie
Honorary President of the René-Brazeau Golf Tournament, benefiting the Alzheimer Society of the Outaouais
Annual financial support for the Fondation Carrefour Miséricorde
Several other implications not accounted to this day.