Unmanned Aerial Vehicles


Pauline Breyton


Workgroup members

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

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