Monique Simard lives in Montreal, Quebec. For over 25 years, she has been working in the Quebec and Canadian cultural scene. She first distinguished herself in documentary film production. From 2018 to 2020, she was a member of the Expert Panel for the Review of Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislation (Yale Report), whose report is the foundation of a key reform being undertaken in the field of communications in Canada.
Since 2000, she has been involved in digital development, particularly in the creation and production of interactive works. In 2009, she opened the NFB’s first interactive studio, which has produced internationally recognized flagship works to this day.
She is currently Chair of the Board of Directors of the Quartier des spectacles de Montréal, the largest cultural district in North America, as well as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Fonds Québecor, an investment fund for French-speaking audio-visual content.