It is with great pride that we announce that Alexandre Larocque, founder and CEO of Ardent Security, is the winner of the jury selected Coup de Coeur prize at the 2021 RelèveON awards.
The RelèveON awards were created with the goal of promoting the professional skills and know-how of Franco-Ontarian entrepreneurs. These prizes aim to recognize the talent and success of young, francophone businesspeople, of ages 40 and under who live and work in Ontario.
As a reminder, it is not possible to register as a contender for the jury’s Coup de Coeur prize. This prize transcends all other award categories, and the winner will be the person who most impressed the members of the Jury based on the evaluation criteria.
The event was broadcasted by Radio-Canada and the 2021 RelèveON Coup de Coeur prize was awarded to Alexandre Larocque by Mr. Pierre Pyun, Vice-President of Government Affairs at Bombardier.
During the RelèveOn gala, the in-person presentation of the prize was done by Mr. Dominic Mailloux, Director of Human Resources at Bombardier.
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In addition to a prestigious award certificate and a magnificent trophy, Alexandre also received a $500 travel voucher from Air-Canada and another $2000 voucher by Humance for leadership training. Next, the Club Canadien de Toronto granted Alexandre the title of honorary member for a period of one year without fees. This is a short excerpt from his acceptance speech:
“Being chosen as the winner of the Coup de Coeur RelèveON 2021 award is, for me, a great source of pride. It is with honor and determination that I proudly represent the francophone entrepreneurial community here in Ontario.” – Alexandre LaRocque
Ardent Security would like to congratulate all the other winners of the 2021 RelèveON awards: Stéphanie Simard, William Burton, Jonathan Rioux and Ama Ouattara. The future of francophone business in Ontario is strong, vibrant and united!
Alexandre Larocque and the whole team at Ardent Security would like to thank the organizers and the official partners of RelèveON, namely Club Canadien de Toronto, Ici Radio-Canada, SÉO (Société Économique de l’Ontario), Desjardins, Air Canada and the Government of Quebec. We also would like to thank the RelèveON event sponsors Bombardier, Fix Auto, Humance and McCarthy Tétrault for sponsoring such generous prizes!
Ardent Security is proud to offer our services in both official languages. We are proud to be Ontarian and we are proud to be Canadian: “A Mari Usque Ad Mare”.
And finally, signup for the 2022 RelèveON awards was launched Monday January 17th, 2022. We strongly encourage all interested francophone entrepreneurs to submit their candidacy at https://releveon.ca/.
- Complete broadcast of the Relève ON Gala available on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?ref=watch_permalink&v=307497230884067&t=4672) and YouTube (https://youtu.be/7JQBzTDtCOg)
- Official website for RelèveON – 2021 Winners : https://releveon.ca/laureats-2021/
- Interview for radio show “Dans la mosaïque” on Radio-Canada : https://ici.radio-canada.ca/ohdio/premiere/emissions/dans-la-mosaique/episodes/580191/rattrapage-du-jeudi-28-octobre-2021/5
- Le Droit – article mentioning winners: https://www.ledroit.com/2021/10/29/la-region-a-lhonneur-au-gala-des-pme-2021-et-aux-prix-releveon-5a4767e288f6f4661245aa9d7569ac40