Jean Cloutier has lived in Ottawa all his life, and in Alta Vista for 31 years.
Jean and Sandra Cloutier have four children: Elizabeth, Daniel and Emilie. Their second child Katherine was diagnosed with a brain tumor and passed away in 1996. They have a special connection to CHEO and the staff that provided such wonderful care to their family.
Jean enjoys singing with the choir at St-François d’Assise Church on Wellington Street. He also enjoys cycling, and holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
An avid movie fan and entrepreneur, Jean began as an usher at the Towne Cinema in 1975 before purchasing the Towne with a business partner in 1983. Jean and his partner then bought the Nelson Cinema on Rideau Street in 1988, and the popular ByTowne Cinema was born. With a budding family, Jean sold his interest in 1990. As a Chartered Professional Accountant, Jean served as Chief Financial Officer at Tubman Funeral Homes for 12 years.
During his first term of Council, Jean was as an active and dedicated community leader; a role he adopted while serving as Director of Finance at the Canterbury Community Association and as its elected President from 2010 to 2014.
Jean enjoys working with each of Alta Vista’s community associations, and with individual residents in their neighbourhoods, driveways and at community spaces, to help solve their municipal problems.
Jean Cloutier has proudly served on the following committees and boards:
- Audit Committee (Vice Chair)
- Environment Committee
- Planning Committee
- Transit Commission
- City of Ottawa Superannuation Fund
- Ottawa 2017 Board (Co-chair)
- The Association of Francophone Municipalities of Ontario
- The Ottawa Film Board (Treasurer)