A non-profit organization, Société
GRICS has been handling all of the computer management needs
of the Quebec education sector for several decades.
In 1965, the Company's "ancestor", SIMEQ (Service informatique
du ministère de l'Éducation du Québec), was created to deal
with the Ministry of Education’s information processing
needs. With time, the organization’s mission was changed
to include the computer management requirements, both administrative
and pedagogical, of all province’s school boards.
Over the years, the school boards assumed a dominant
position within the organization and demonstrated a great
deal of leadership, to the extent that, in 1985, the SIMEQ
was privatized and the boards took charge of the organization,
which then became Société GRICS (Gestion du réseau informatique
des commissions scolaires).
Since that time, the Company’s board of Directors has
included twelve school boards representatives from all regions
in the province.
Today, Société GRICS is one of the most important
businesses in the field of Information Technologies in