JP is very active in the region of Gatineau/Ottawa and was a member of the jury for the Excelor awards 2013.  The Excelor awards are given to businesses that have distinguished themselves in the management of their businesses.

The finalist were announced on Wednesday October 9th, 2013 and the winners were presented to the business community on Saturday November 23rd ,2013  at the Casino of the Lac Lemay.  SME Business Appraisers were present at that event where over 700 business men and women of the region were present.