Outfitters have existed in Québec for nearly a century. The first known grouping of outfitters was the Québec Outfitters Association, founded in December 1948. The Association changed its name several times over the years, becoming the Québec Outfitter Federation Inc. (QOF) in December 2002.
For more than 50 years, the men and women in the outfitting industry have been working towards creating a network of outfitters in order to improve the industry’s image, as well as offer products and services that better meet its clientele’s expectations.
Today, the QOF, a non-profit organization recognized by the government of Quebec, is a group of 375 outfitters that share a great love of the province’s wilderness areas, which they seek to promote as an easily accessible vacation destination.
Creating this vast network has produced the largest tourist offer in Québec for quality accommodations and services in the areas of sports hunting or fishing, family vacations and outdoor activities.
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The QOF is on a mission to:
- Represent and promote the common interests of its members in order to support and improve the business environment.
QOF values are:
- Conservation and development of wildlife, habitats and the environment
- Commercial success of its members
- Commitment to its mission
- Seeking solutions/improvements
- Agility and simplification
- Involvement in training and developing the next-generation clientele
Our strategic orientations are :
- Government authorities: Ensuring that government authorities take concrete actions, in a positive and facilitative manner, to improve the business environment.
- Members: Encourage members to become local and regional ambassadors in the development of the industry from the economic, social and tourism perspectives.
- QOF: Review how work is organized in order to achieve the stated goals.
Board of Directors
Bruno Caron, President of the board of directors
Serge Danis, Vice-president
President – Association des pourvoiries de l’Outaouais
Jean Blanchard, Secretary-Treasurer
Martin Dufour, East Zone Representative
President – Association des pourvoiries de Charlevoix
Lea Farrar, West Zone Representative
Paul Ostiguy, North Zone Representative
President – Association des pourvoiries du Nouveau-Québec
President – Association des pourvoiries de la Mauricie
President – Association des pourvoiries des Laurentides
President – Association des pourvoiries de l’Abitibi-Temiscamingue
President – Association des pourvoiries de Chaudière-Appalaches—Isle-aux-Grues
President – Association des pourvoiries de la Côte-Nord
President – Association des pourvoiries du Bas-St-Laurent/Gaspésie
President – Association des pourvoiries du Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean
President – Association des pourvoiries de Lanaudière
Québec Outfitters Federation Team
The Federation team is happy to answer your questions. You can reach any member of the team at 1-800-567-9009.
Me Dominic Dugré, Lawyer, President and Chief Executive Officer
Marc Plourde, Vice-President, Partnership Relations
Marie-Josée Blanchette, Director of Administration and Classification
Catherine Gendron, Accounting Technician
COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING
Josiane Lavallée, Manager of Marketing and Communications
Geneviève Bérubé, Graphic Designer
Audrey Lafortune, Marketing and Web Agent
Poste : 224
Jonathan Leblond, Director of Forestry, Forestry Engineer
François Trottier, Forestry Engineer
Myriam Poirier, Biologist and Forestry Engineer
Simon Martin-De Bujanda, Forestry Engineer
MEMBER & CUSTOMER SERVICES
Carmelle Tremblay, Administrative Assistant
Chantal Beauchesne, Information Agent
[email protected] ou [email protected]
Extension: 0 ou 221
SUSTAINABILITY DEVELOPMENT & ASSOCIATIVE LIFE
Bruno Dumont, Director of Sustainability Development and Associative Life
Nathalie Côté, Administrative Agent (Financial assistance measure)
François Rioux, Project Manager
Anne-Marie Royer, Advisor in Tourism Development, Sustainable Development and Training
NORTHERN INCUBATOR-ACCELERATOR PROJECTS NORTH OF 49th PARALLEL
Anne Lemieux, Director, Northern Incubator-Accelerator
The QOF offers a range of services to its member outfitters and their clients as well as all the outfitters.
The Quebec Outfitters Federation is an organization that can help you choose the right outdoor vacation destination by providing the information it has about its member outfitters. Do you want to stay in a specific area, catch a certain species of fish or have a uniquely memorable holiday experience? Just go to the Outfitters Members section, of this website or contact the Quebec Outfitters Federation by going to the Contact us section.
The Quebec Outfitters Federation has also implemented a Code of EthicsThis link will open in a new window that all of our member outfitters must respect. This Code, along with the client contract, are tools ensuring your vacation will be a complete success.
Services to member outfitters
In addition to representing its membership and promoting the outfitting industry, the Quebec Outfitters Federation has the responsibility to keep its members apprised of the latest developments in the industry. This is done by means of the Quebec Outfitters Federation newsletter, Le Pourvoyeur de Nouvelles, regional association meetings, the annual general assembly, the QOF Web site, etc.
The Quebec Outfitters Federation must also provide outfitters with appropriate tools to help them effectively manage their businesses. Quebec Outfitters Federation employees are at their disposal year round to answer their questions, as well as share their expertise in a number of fields, including administration, integrated resource management, geomatics and marketing.
The Quebec Outfitters Federation’s active members can take advantage of a number of benefits, such as a free one-third-page ad in the Guide de la pourvoirie (outfitters’ directory), a business profile on the QOF website and preferential rates for a range of products and services provided by suppliers that are associate members of the QOF.
The Quebec Outfitters Federation’s seal of approval guarantees an QOF member outfitter will be attentive to client needs and respect industry regulations and the QOF’s Code of Ethics.
Do you want to become an outfitter? Contact us!
Services to non-member outfitters
Under the new Tourist Accommodation Act, the Fédération des pourvoiries has been delegated by the Ministry of Tourism to register all outfitters in Québec.
All outfitters covered by the Act respecting the conservation and development of wildlife must hold a registration and renew it annually in order to offer tourist accommodation. It should be noted that outfitters covered by the Act respecting hunting and fishing rights in the James Bay and New Québec Territories are not subject to the registration requirement.
Contact us for more information on the registration of tourist accommodations.
Code of ethics
Professional ethics are the application of the basic principles governing the quality of the conduct and the moral duties of each outfitter member of the Federation towards society in general and specifically towards his/her clients or employees, his/her profession and his/her colleagues.
Financial Assistance Measure for Outfitters
The Québec Outfitters Federation (QOF) is benefiting from a $24.6 million assistance measure to promote the consolidation of infrastructures and the growth of Québec outfitters in a sustainable development context.
All outfitters that are members of the Québec Outfitters Federation (QOF) are classified according to a grid of specific criteria whose primary objective is to inform you about the quality and amenities of the lodging units so that you can make the choice that best suits you for your next outfitter stay.