Jocelyne Houle headshot
Jocelyne Houle
Chair
Buckingham

Jocelyne Houle has had a long career in the public sector and has always been at the service of the public. Her career began in the health sector, working as a registered nurse for roughly a decade before switching gears to manage her family’s jewellery business, Bijouterie Houle, in Buckingham, Québec, in 1981. As an entrepreneur and healthcare professional, Ms. Houle has always been very active in her community, serving on the Board of Directors of Caisse Desjardins de Buckingham and being involved with several associations and community organizations.
 
Ms. Houle served as councillor for Buckingham for four years prior to being elected as its mayor, which she remained from 1999 to 2001. Following the merger with the city of Gatineau, she served as municipal councillor for the Buckingham district, a position she held for eight years, as well as deputy mayor and vice president of the Executive Committee of the Ville de Gatineau. Throughout her political career, Ms. Houle has assumed a leadership role within a number of committees and on key issues, including on the surplus allocation committee for the former city of Buckingham, as chair of the committee for the construction of an indoor pool in Buckingham, and as chair of the human resources committee.
 
Ms. Houle was appointed to the Canada Lands Company Board of Directors in 2014 and to the position of Chair in 2019.