Hello fellow healthcare professionals,
It is with determination that I submit my candidacy for the position of secretary at the FIQ.
I am a nurse clinician and have worked at the Montreal Heart Institute since 2001. My union career started nine years ago as a treasurer and now I have been the president of the SPICICM for over eight years.
In the last two years I have had the opportunity to sit on the Negotiation Committee and better understand the FIQ’s internal operations. Through this experience, I witnessed different situations, which convinced me to present my candidacy for the FIQ Executive Committee.
I have noticed that the delegation has many questions, in particular about the structures and union rep involvement and I strongly believe that my experience on the Negotiation Committee would help me in the role of secretary to bring new ideas in response to this.
The COVID-19 crisis hit us hard and we need to learn from this situation to better equip ourselves for the future. The pandemic has forced us to reinvent how we communicate and how we hold decision-making meetings and I would like to use my role as secretary to facilitate involvement from those who would like to do more.
Furthermore, it is crucial that we work to increase the trust of union reps and members in the FIQ. I would like to do this with integrity and hard work.
Change is needed and with my union experience and determination, I think I would proudly represent you. My calm, poised personality won’t stop me from showing courage in difficult situations, quite the contrary. I am ready to be on the front lines for healthcare professionals. We need to go back to healthcare professionals and listen to their needs and adapt our choices and decisions accordingly.
My union and negotiation experience, as well as my desire to work for a renewal for union reps and members, have brought me here today to seek your support.
I wish everyone luck and thank you for putting your trust in me.
CISSS de Lanaudière
CISSS du Bas-St-Laurent