TFO CEO Michelle Séguin to Retire in Winter 2025: TFO Launches Recruitment Process for New CEO

Toronto, April 11, 2024 - TFO, the Franco-Ontarian public broadcaster, announces  CEO Michelle Séguin will retire at the end of her mandate in February 2025.

Ms. Séguin joined TFO in June 2019, holding several strategic positions, before being named interim CEO in May 2021 and officially appointed in February 2022.

Ms. Séguin has made a considerable impact at TFO, notably by instilling a positive and caring organizational culture within the Franco-Ontarian public media and by building lasting and meaningful ties with Education stakeholders and partners within the Francophonie in Ontario and across Canada.

"I'm proud of what we've accomplished over the past few years at TFO, during a time of major upheavals in the media and education worlds ," explains Ms. Séguin. "More than ever, TFO's role is essential as a vehicle for identity-building for Francophone youth and our communities," she adds. "At TFO, we give people a taste for learning through original content that reflects who we are and brings us together.  It fills me with pride to have had the privilege of contributing to such an important mission alongside a team brimming with talent and driven by a common passion: to inspire and transmit knowledge in French."

"With a long and successful career in the Ontario Public Service, Ms. Séguin has been able to securely position TFO within the community, and has instilled the necessary leadership to make TFO a media organization managed with rigour and authenticity - always keeping the public’s interest at the heart of its decisions," emphasizes Jean Lépine, Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Recruiting the Next CEO of Ontario's French-language Public Media Organization

Recruitment for the next CEO will begin in the coming weeks. A selection committee composed of members of the Board of Directors and a representative of the Ontario Ministry of Education has been established to recruit the next CEO. In collaboration with a recruitment firm, the committee will be looking for individuals with a wide range of skills and strong unifying abilities to propel the Franco-Ontarian public media to new heights in fulfilling its educational and cultural mandate.

In accordance with the Ontario French-Language Educational Communications Authority Act, 2008, the Lieutenant Governor in Council appoints the members of the Board of Directors, as well as the Chair of the Board of Directors.

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TFO est le média public franco-ontarien qui offre une expérience de découverte interconnectée de ses contenus éducatifs, culturels et actuels en français. Les publics, au cœur de la mission et de la vision omnicanale de TFO, se voient ainsi grandir aux côtés de ses créations innovantes et primées. Fort de son mandat éducatif, à la télé, sur les plateformes numériques et par ses initiatives et applis, le savoir est au bout des doigts avec TFO. À l’avant-garde de l’apprentissage numérique, il reflète la vitalité et la diversité de la communauté qu’il dessert et prépare la relève au monde de demain.