A historic moment for the 57,000 nursing and cardiorespiratory care professionals. A new name is adopted:
Fédération interprofessionnelle de la santé du Québec – FIQ
Although the name has changed, the FIQ continues to pursue the objective of the defence and promotion of social, economic and professional interests of its members while playing the role of agent of social change. Driven by values of justice, solidarity and equity, the Federation intends not only to maintain the place which it has carved for itself on the union and political scene, and in the media, but also to consolidate the power of influence which it has developed over the years.
The name FIQ reflects the new reality of the organisation which brings together, under the same banner, different professions in the field of health. Henceforth, nurses, nursing assistants, respiratory therapists, perfusionists, baby and child nurses have common demands, collective actions and a single voice. The FIQ, a strong voice, actions that count.
A logo which reflects the dynamism of its members
In line with the former logo, the new graphic identity of the FIQ uses italics to perpetuate the strength of a Federation moving steadfastly towards tomorrow. Moreover, the geometry and colour of the new logo express with conviction the determination and open-mindedness that have characterized the FIQ since it was founded.
By choosing this name, the Federation wishes to pave the way for new solidarity between all Quebec care professionals. An organizational culture will emerge and its actions will reflect this.
The year 2007 will be an opportunity for the organisation to take action and to show the government, employers and the public that the FIQ is deeply concerned with the improvement of the working and living conditions of its members, the maintenance of a public health system and the guarantee of quality care for all. Moreover, women of Quebec can count on the voice of the FIQ to uphold their demands on the public scene.
In Solidarity ,