About Our People

Joanne Dion


Joanne brings many years of experience in management and public accounting to Welch. Her current role is an Assurance Manager; Joanne’s vision is to expand Welch Risk Advisory in the Ottawa market to help our clients, current and future, better identify, prioritize and manage risks.

Since joining Welch LLP as a Manager in 2019, Joanne has completed the Canadian Risk Management (CRM) designation offered through the Global Risk Management Institute, in conjunction with Carleton University.

To expand on this knowledge, Joanne is concurrently completing the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) designation and the Certified Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) designation through the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Joanne attained her Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation in 2018, after exiting the workforce for many years to raise a family. Joanne graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Commerce, specializing in Management. Prior to joining Welch, Joanne held various positions in management, accounting and finance, and spent several years in the Canadian Armed Forces.

Quick Facts

Joined Welch in

September 2019


Bachelor of Commerce
CPA designation
CRM designation


Private business, Automotive, Government, Risk advisory, and Internal controls

Favorite quote/ Words of Wisdom

“Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.” Winston S. Churchill

Community involvement

School council; community sports volunteer

Hobbies/ talents

Lifelong learning, reading, family time and gym time.

Favorite books (or authors)

“Grit” by Angela Duckworth

Most memorable vacation

Cross country (literally coast to coast) Canadian road trip: the mountains, the music and more!

Personal accomplishment/ what are you most proud of?

Despite an injury having ended my career much earlier than planned, I am most proud of having joined the Canadian Armed Forces.




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