Screen Shot 2014-08-14 at 17.17.11Monique Simard has been appointed (January 2014) President and CEO of the Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC). Before that, Simard was Director General of the National Film Board of Canada’s French Program and was responsible for the creation and programming of innovative and socially relevant films all designed for multiple platforms. From 1998 to 2008, she was part of the team at Productions Virage, specializing in documentaries that focus on social and international issues. Founding member of the CSN’s Committee on the Status of Women, Simard has also been very active in the international solidarity movement.