Katya Laviolette

Chief Human Resources Officer, TC Transcontinental


As Chief Human Resources Officer with TC Transcontinental, Katya Laviolette is entrusted with leading the Corporation's overall human capital activities, in addition to initiatives related to its corporate culture. 

In 2011, after holding the position of Vice-President, Human Resources with the Media sector from 2003 to 2007, Katya Laviolette returned to TC Transcontinental, assuming the leadership of its human resources function. Her extensive experience has served the Corporation well, allowing her to effectively support the transformation of TC Transcontinental and making it possible to meet short, medium and long-term corporate goals. Among her achievements, we note the revision of the Corporation's values and key competencies and the redesign of the executive compensation and benefits programs. She also developed and implemented the Talent Acquisition Center, oversaw the new employer brand, and recently implemented the Leadership Journey, a comprehensive leadership development program for TC Transcontinental as a whole.  

Before becoming a member of the TC Transcontinental executive committee, Katya Laviolette served as Vice-President, People and Culture with CBC/Radio-Canada. She also left her mark in human resources executive and management positions with Rio Tinto, Bombardier Aerospace, CN, and Pratt & Whitney Canada. In addition to a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta, Ms. Laviolette earned a Master's in industrial relations from Queen's University in Ontario. During the course of her career, she was recognized by a number of awards, including the E.S. Sunley Scholarship in Industrial Relations, the Queen's Graduate Fellowship and the Cameron-Wood Prize in Industrial Relations. She is a member of the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés.