Governance and Administrative Structure

Committees of the Board of Directors

The committees of the Board of Directors ensure sound management of the SAAQ's activities and fulfilment of its objectives.

Governance and Ethics Committee of the SAAQ

The Governance and Ethics Committee establishes rules of governance for conducting the affairs of the SAAQ.

Thus, it sees to the application of:


It is also responsible for:

  • ensuring compliance with the values of sustainable development, pursuant to the Sustainable Development Act and our Action Plan (in French only)
  • proposing amendments to the Code d'éthique et de déontologie des administrateurs et vice-présidents de la Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec
  • drafting the competency profile for members and recommending training tools

Liabilities and assets and audit committee of the saaq

The Liabilities and Assets and Audit Committee is mandated to:

  • establish, in cooperation with management, the investment policy for funds deposited by the Fonds d'assurance automobile du Québec with the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)
  • establish the funding policy in cooperation with management, revise that policy, and make the necessary recommendations to the Board of Directors
  • ensure that a risk management procedure is in place along with corresponding control mechanisms
  • manage the activities of the Direction de la vérification interne et de l'évaluation des programmes. To do this, it analyzes, approves and monitors:
    • ensuring compliance with our ficudiary obligations in respect of determining insurance contributions
    • approving and submitting the service agreement with the CDPQ to the Board of Directors

It is also responsible for:

  • ensuring compliance with our ficudiary obligations in respect of determining insurance contributions
  • approving and submitting the service agreement with the CDPQ to the Board of Directors
  • evaluating the efficacy of our organization's accounting, financial information and internal control systems, as well as those of the Fonds d'assurance automobile du Québec
  • ensuring compliance with our fiduciary obligations and with laws, regulations, policies et directives
  • ensuring communication between the Board of Directors, the vice-presidents, the internal auditor, the Auditor General of Québec and the external auditor
  • ensuring execution of the plan for optimum use of resources

Human resources and customer service committee of the saaq

The Human Resources and Customer Service Committee is mandated to ensure the quality of the services offered to the public, assess the various road safety strategies proposed by management and evaluate how the organization is viewed and the image it projects.

It is also responsible for:

  • analyzing the quality of customer service
  • evaluating improvements to be made to services, the rate of customer satisfaction, our performance and how our image is viewed in regard to the Service Statement (PDF, 366 KB)
  • ensuring the follow-up of action plans with regard to road safety, and monitoring investments in promotion, awareness campaigns and research
  • ensuring the implementation of policies regarding human resources, noting the results of organizational surveys, and seeing that management takes appropriate actions

In addition, it establishes and proposes: 

  • a competency and experience profile for the appointment of the President and Chief Executive Officer
  • evaluation criteria for persons acting under the direction of the President and Chief Executive Officer

Information Technologies Committee of the SAAQ

The Information Technologies Committee evaluates the policies and strategies for investment in information technologies. It also carries out special mandates assigned to it by the Board of Directors.

To fulfil its mandate, it analyzes:

  • annual and three-year investment plans in information technologies
  • requests for the acquisition of information-technology goods and services requiring approval by the Board of Directors
  • security policies and the efficacy of the continuity plan