Unmanned Aerial Vehicles


Jarrod Morley


Workgroup members

  • Mariane Chouinard, CAMAQ
  • Sylvain Bourque, Transports Canada
  • Nicholas Brodeur, Bell Textron Canada
  • Romain Brot, Dronebox
  • Patrick Champagne, CMC Electronics
  • Fethi Chebil, AEPM Services / Vports
  • Pascal Chiva-Bernard, ARA Robotique
  • Phil Cole, Marinvent
  • Pierre Daligault CRIAQ
  • Sébastien Farkas, Groupe Meloche
  • Stephan Fogaing, MEI
  • Manon Gaudet, IATA
  • Benoit Germain, Exo Drone
  • William De Keiser, CED / Créneau
  • Mario Iacobelli, Mannarino
  • Enrick Laflamme, Laflamme Ingénierie
  • Normand Landry, Explorer solution
  • Jeremy Laplante, Aeronyx
  • Sébastien Long, CAE
  • David Neveu, NGC Aerospace
  • Simon Papineau, Pratt & Whitney Canada
  • Laurent Pieraut, CS Canada
  • Sophie Plante, IQI
  • Carole Riopel, Exo Tactik
  • Stephane Roy, General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Abdo Shabah, Humanitas
  • Alex Shadeed, Transports Canada
  • Marc Saint Georges, Bombardier
  • Mathieu Trudelle, DEC
  • Annu Vaidya, General Dynamics Mission Systems 
  • John Valley, Vertiko Mobilité
  • Charles Vidal, CNRC
  • Louis Xavier, Thales

The RPAS (drone) sector is expanding rapidly in Quebec, Canada and around the world. Created in 2017, the Strategic Working Group’s (Chantier) mandate is to position Quebec as a key and recognized innovative player locally and internationally.

By continuously monitoring market dynamics, fostering new collaboration models, supporting strategic projects and strengthening the links with end users’ needs, this multidisciplinary community aims to enhance the value of locally developed technologies, facilitate their operational demonstration, and ensure accelerate their commercialization. With a longer-term vision, its members seek to build a foundation for the growth of sustainable advanced air mobility with the Quebec ecosystem as an undisputed international epicenter.



  • Create synergies within the RPAS (drone) community in Quebec to best represent and promote the harmonised interests of its stakeholders though a single voice while contributing to the economic development of the sector.
  • Develop the strategic positioning and representation of the RPAS (drone) industry in Quebec, both provincially, nationally, and globally
  • Promote the adoption and commercialization of RPAS technologies and services by coordinating demonstrations of innovations to existing and prospective end users
  • Plan and coordinate efforts related to security, operations and infrastructure necessary for the deployment and development of the advanced air mobility ecosystem in the region in order to attract new players and investments.
  • Promote and explore best practices related to ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) through academic, industrial, public, and private stakeholder involvement


Key projects 

  • RPAS Québec Portal (Niche of excellence) 

Workgroup President

Marc Moffatt 

Workgroup President
Conseiller stratégique,
Centre d’excellence sur les drones