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About us


SOPFIM’s main mandate is to protect Quebec forests during the spruce budworm (SBW) epidemic. The regions currently affected by the epidemic are Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Bas-Saint-Laurent, Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Capitale-Nationale, Gaspésie, Côte-Nord, Chaudière-Appalaches and Outaouais.


Our Mission

SOPFIM’s mission is to protect forest resources against insects and diseases in harmony with its environment. Its main mandate to date is the control of the spruce budworm (SBW). To do so, it carries out aerial spraying programs of biological insecticide (Btk) on Quebec’s forests.


Our Vision

Reflecting the vision of its members, SOPFIM is the world reference in terms of the fight against insects and diseases that ravage the forests with the greatest respect for the laws on the protection of the environment and in complete harmony with the living world.


Management committee

Eric T. Lacroix

General manager

Maïa Dessair

Director of Finance

André Maltais

Outgoing Finance Director

Nicolas Girard

Director of Operations

Tony Bouchard

IT Director

Éric Litalien

Director of Forestry and Environment

Amélie Labonté

Director of human resources


Our Team

At SOPFIM, we firmly believe that our team is the cornerstone of our success. It is made up of talented, dedicated and passionate individuals, each bringing a unique expertise and a valuable perspective to our common mission: protecting one of our most important collective resources, the forest!

Through a human approach, we value integrity and respect for the environment, and believe in a safe, unique and inclusive work environment. Working at the SOPFIM is more than a job, it’s accomplishing great things.


Board of Directors

SOPFIM’s business is managed by a nine-member Board of Directors.

Sylvain Aird

President of the Board
External member

Éric Bernier

Groupe Rémabec

Daniel Chouinard


Geneviève Labrecque

Chantiers Chibougamau Ltée

Sonya Mangliar

External member

Sébastien Lacroix


Frédéric Perron


Jonathan Perron

Produits forestiers Résolu

Louise Rochette

External member


Strategic Plan

This wind of change will undoubtedly be an agent of mobilization and a stimulating challenge for all SOPFIM employees.

SOPFIM’s Strategic Plan 2023-2025 is essential for the organization’s sustainability over time by dictating where it wants to go and establishing the steps to follow to get there. Strategic planning is not a one-time project, but an evolving one. SOPFIM has therefore embarked on a major project, that of forging the organization to face the future challenges it will have to meet. The four main strategic axes will therefore become organizational priorities to which actions and decisions must be directed.