Johanne Berry

Johanne Berry

Johanne Berry, CPC, C.M.
Advice and Strategy and Business Outreach

Recognized as a Leader in her field, Johanne Berry founded and managed for 33 years one of the largest recruitment and personnel management firms in Canada, Tele-Resources Placement Services, which she sold in 2015.

With a remarkable career that ensures her respect for the business world, she leads her new company Gestion Johanne Berry (GJB) with mastery, as she does while supporting companies by carrying out organizational diagnosis, strategic planning, workforce planning, international recruitment, and recruitment, assistance to business owners (as a sounding board) and executive coaching.

In addition, she acts as a Business Advisor with a group that has developed an Artificial Intelligence platform in recruitment/health and safety at work and she is one of the Associates of WE Waste to Energy (waste management in Vietnam).

A little further, a little higher is her motto!

what can we do for you?

  • Strategic planning
  • Organizational diagnosis
  • Team building
  • Conflict resolution
  • Work organization processes
  • Individual and/or group coaching
  • Organizational development
  • Recruitment, international recruitment and workforce planning
Dream Big

Headed higher, headed farther

Qu'est qu'on peut faire pour vous

You need:

  • A Change Agent
  • Executive Coaching and/or Sounding Board
  • Succession planning
  • Training and continued improvement
  • Coaching, training Interviewing skills, talent acquisition
  • Building an HR Department including all procedures and processes
  • Talent Acquisition – Recruitment 

JOHANNE BERRY is the person to guide and support you in your strategic advances and decisions.

Gestion Johanne Berry


Tele-Resources Staffing Services

Founder and President / 1985-2018

Determined to override the competition on a local and national level, in different sectors of Recruitment and Placement, she focuses on the quality of its services and anticipates trends by displaying her efforts on two fronts: establishing herself in an already competitive market and maintaining a strong and active presence within different Associations and Professional Organizations.

In three years, she is recognized as the prime leader in the staffing industry.

Her entrepreneurial talent will allow her to open doors of employment to more than 130 000 people among whom 35 % are women and 50 % are migrants, for more than 250 clients who will remain loyal to her and Tele-Ressources.

Like a boss

In 1992, she perfects her knowledge of the Outsourcing (HR) process still an uncommon practice in Canada at the time. She assists different conferences in the United States and Europe, meets jurists and companies that have shown their ability in the outsourcing world in their respective markets. In 1994, she proposes this service to her clientele.

In September 1995 she is rewarded with the first Outsourcing contract given to a recruitment and staffing firm, with one of the largest telecommunication multinationals in Canada. This contract will run for nine years. Many more contracts will be awarded, for financial institutions, pharmaceutical, and transport companies, locally as well as nationally.

In June 1996, Tele-Ressources becomes the first Montreal-based firm of its kind to qualify for the coveted accreditation of the International Standard of Quality, ISO 9002.

In 1997, she broadens her structure in order to respond to the different demands of the market, creating her Holding as Tele-Ressources Group Ltd. In order to separate the Recruitment and Placement Staffing business, under Tele-Ressources Staffing Services Ltd: specializing in office clerical, finance and accounting, engineering, information technology, retail, call centers, human resources, and the Outsourcing Services division under Société de Gestion Tele-Ressources Ltd specializing in the complete HR process from the resume screening to the hiring and integration of employees within the companies.

Throughout twenty-five years, she presided over the National Association of Recruitment and Placement of personnel Canada (ACSESS), acting as the Quebec Chapter Spokesperson for its Governmental Relations as well as owning a seat on the Canadian Board of Directors.

In 2015, she decides to sell Télé-Ressources in order to focus three years later on new services.


bureau et chaise
  • Consultative Board for the VELAN MEDIA Group, combining specialized job and digital media sites 2021 –
  • Board Member, Montreal Student Foundation 2020 –
  • Consultative Board, GLM Conseil Inc. 2018- 2020
  • Member of The Executive – FCCQ – HR Committee 2011-2013
  • Variety Foundation Board of Directors – Vice President 2015-2017
  • Board Member PRO2P 2015-2017
  • International Education Chair YPO Singles Network 2005-2007
  • Governor’s Board Provincial Association of the Entrepreneur Club (ACEE) of QC 2005-2006
  • Board Member of Women’s Center of Entrepreneur of the Quebec business network 2005-2009
  • Board Member of Ovarian Cancer Foundation Me Project 2005-2006
  • Board Member of the Red Cross 2005-2006
  • Board Member of Mgr. Jean Claude Turcotte Foundation 2001-2002
  • Member of the Advisory Board Concordia University 1998-2001
  • Governor, Member of the Board and Executive Committee Council Bosses 1997-2004
  • President and Board Member of the Foundation Cardinal Paul Emile Léger 1997-2002
  • Board Member of Planiforme 1995-1997
  • Board Meeting of the Foundation of André Laurendeau Cegep 1995-1996
  • President of the Board and Spokesperson – National Association of Recruitment and Staffing Services – Quebec Chapter 1990-2014
  • Board of Directors – Muscular Dystrophy 1989-1998


  • Recipient of the Order of Canada by the Governor General Daniel Johnston 2016
  • Hall of Fame recipient – Entrepreneur Club – Employer Council of Quebec 2014
  • Apollo Award – Exceptional Human Resources contribution 2013
  • Achievement Award – Quebec Businesswomen’s Network 2013
  • Excellence Award for her exceptional contribution – National Association of Recruitment and Staffing Services 2010
  • Business Personality of the Month January-Verdun Economic Forum 2007
  • Leadership SP- Award for Multiple Sclerosis 1998
  • Recipient of Women Merit- Business and Entrepreneurship by YWCA 1996
  • Recipient Women Entrepreneur CAFA (Chamber of Commerce of Montreal) 1996
  • Personality of the week-La Presse 1996-2000
  • Recipient of the Leadership Certificate of Quebec by the Chamber of Commerce of Montreal and Les Affaires 1990
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Tele-Resources Staffing Services

passion led us here
  • Chapter of the Year Award – National Association of Recruitment and Staffing Services (ACSESS) 2008
  • Recipient Business of the year and Clientele Orientation Mercuriades 2000
  • Consumer Business Award 2001-2003
  • Chapter of the Year Award – National Association of Recruitment and Staffing Services (ACSESS) 1998
  • Recipient of the Mercuriades Total Quality Award 1995 et 1997
  • Silver Star Award Toronto Star 1989


  • Financial Campaign – Père Dehoux Foundation – Haïti 2014-2016
  • Patron of honor – Fundraising Breast Cancer 2004-2005
  • Patron of honor – Fundraising Foundation for the Deaf of Montreal 2004
  • Fundraiser – Me Project – Ovarian Cancer 2005
  • Patron of honor Fundraising Muscular Dystrophy 2000
  • Member of the Fundraising Campaign Montreal Museum of Fine Arts 1999
  • Patron of honor – Fundraising – Muscular Dystrophy 1998
  • Honorary President – Fundraising – Arrêt Source 1998
  • Patron of honor – Jean Lapointe Foundation 1993
  • Patron of honor – Lucie Bruneau Foundation 1991
  • Patron of honor – Diabetes Foundation 1988-1998
  • Member of the Fundraising Campaign Chez Doris 2020 –
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