FIQ (Fédération Interprofessionnelle de la santé du Québec)

Annie Blanchard

Vice-président Sociopolitical, Solidarity and Status of Women (FIQ)

CIUSSS de l'Est-de-l'Île-de-Montréal

Dear colleagues,

It is with conviction that I seek your support as I run for the position of vice-president of the Sociopolitical Sector, Solidarity, and Status of Women Sector. Motivated by challenges, my desire for progress, and my high energy, I firmly believe that together we can change women’s working and living conditions in our society.

I am concerned about the lack of justice and equity that our healthcare professionals experience every day in their workplaces. The disrespect, violence and harassment in the health network must stop. I am fighting for a proactive, inclusive feminism that must be present throughout all FIQ initiatives.

I have 20 years of experience as a nurse, many of which were in the Santa Cabrini emergency department, which means I have a very good understanding of the impacts of the shortage on healthcare professional attraction and retention and MOT. I joined the local Est-de-l’ÎIe-de-Montréal union team when it was created over four years ago. Since then, I participated in the negotiations of our first local collective agreement, did labour relations, and starting two years ago, became the vice-president of communication-mobilization for the FIQ SPS ESTIM.

By trusting in me, you are voting for transparency, engagement, integrity and drive. I hope with all of my heart that you will grant me the opportunity to fight for women’s issues and, more specifically, for healthcare professionals in Quebec. Thank you!

– Annie Blanchard, V.P. communication-mobilization, FIQ SPS ESTIM, 514-618-9825

She’s known for her ability to quickly and effectively take action in urgent and stressful situations. Despite the fast pace, she knows how to listen to others. She is direct, sincere and authentic. There is no denying her fighting spirit, determination and curiosity. She is always ready to make change because she loves action. Her intuition helps her to pick up on great opportunities.

– Louise Bilodeau, V.P. CHSLD mission, FIQ SPSESTIM.

Seconded by

Denis Cloutier
CIUSSS de l’Est-de-l’Ile-de-Montréal

Louise Bilodeau
CIUSSS de-l’Est-de-l’île-de-Montréal