Mathieu Frigon

Mathieu Frigon, CPA, CMA

President & CEO

Mathieu joined DPAC in October 2016 as Senior Advisor, Policy & Economics. Prior to joining DPAC, he worked with the Parliamentary Information and Research Service for 9 years where he successively assumed leadership roles with the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology and the Special Committee on Co-operatives. Mathieu was also an Assistant Director of Policy and Economics with Dairy Farmers of Canada from 2000 to 2007.

Mathieu graduated with a Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics from Université Laval in 1999. In 2016, he earned a MBA and a Graduate diploma in accounting from Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO). Mathieu became a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA,CMA) in 2016.

Mathieu is a board member and treasurer of Voie Verte Chelsea, a not-for-profit organisation that is raising funds for the development and maintenance of the multi-use Chelsea Community Trail along the abandoned rail line. Mathieu lives in Chelsea, Quebec with his wife Darlene and their two daughters, Millie-Rose and Béatrice.

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Marie Ly

Sr. Director, Policy and Regulatory Affairs

Marie earned a Master’s degree in Management from the University d’Évry in France and a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Ottawa. Before joining the Dairy Processors Association of Canada, Marie worked with the Canadian Dairy Commission and the Dairy Farmers of Canada. As Senior Director of Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Marie applies her experience and knowledge to advocate for a collaborative vision for the Canadian dairy industry.

Marie is responsible for chairing DPAC’s committees pertaining to her role (Dairy Regulatory Technical Committee, Animal welfare), analyzing emerging international and national trends impacting the Canadian dairy sector, and representing DPAC on national dairy policy committees.

Email: mly@dpac-atlc.ca

Phone: 613-232-7242 (ext. 103)

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Chathurika Dayananda

Manager, Program and Regulatory Affairs

Chathu holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (2014), an MSc in Agricultural Economics (2016).

Chathu is responsible for advancing key areas including: regulatory affairs, animal welfare, environmental sustainability. She works with members, DPAC committees and other stakeholders regularly to conduct program analysis, and formulate policy and dairy industry positions.

Email: cdayananda@dpac-atlc.ca

Phone: 613-232-7242 (ext. 107)

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Amélie Baillargeon

Coordinator, Public Affairs and Operations

Amélie graduated from the University of Quebec with a bachelor’s degree in business administration (BBA) in 2018 and a concentration in accounting and human resources management. In 2021, she also completed a Master’s degree in Information Technology with her thesis topic focused on managing corporate security in a changing organizational context.

An experienced bilingual administrative assistant, Amélie supports DPAC board relations, communications and public affairs, while providing financial and operational coordination for the Association.

Email: abaillargeon@dpac-atlc.ca

Phone: 613-232-7242 (ext. 104)

Michel G. Tremblay

Associate, Government Relations

A consultant with DPAC since 2017, Michel brings a wealth of experience in multi-national, corporate business and government affairs practices. His experience includes involvement in complex public policy issues related to the pharmaceutical industry. With DPAC, Michel advocates for Canada’s dairy processors on a variety of issues.

Email: mtremblay@dpac-atlc.ca

Phone: 613-232-7242 (ext. 105)