FIQ (Fédération Interprofessionnelle de la santé du Québec)

Julie Bouchard [elected]

Présidente (FIQ)

CIUSSS du Saguenay - Lac-Saint-Jean

Healthcare professionals have been denouncing the shortcomings in our network for decades. The pandemic has proven their denunciations right. For Quebec’s 76,000 healthcare professionals, it is time to make an important shift in our true priorities, while promoting our deepest convictions.

It has been said over and over that we need change—real change. The word change… It inspires fear but it is also the source of wealth and looks to the future. We have been demanding it for far too long. We are being presented with this opportunity today and together we will seize the occasion. Not only do we have a duty of representation, we also have a duty to listen, be cohesive, and respect every individual reality. Together we will be able to take care of the real challenges in the network that threaten the attraction and retention of healthcare professionals and diminish our working conditions.

We are the megaphone for our 76,000 healthcare professionals. We must carry their message with energy and conviction and with the same emotion they experience every day. We represent 90% women, strong women who are on the front line every day despite the workload and lack of work-family-personal life balance. We have an obligation to support them and encourage them to participate in places of power. Let’s not forget the 10% men who have needs that are just as important. When 100% of women and men will be reunited, we will have the power to fight the greatest battles.

With the clash of generations, we must keep an open mind and be transparent and show respect—together we can do it.

Now, it is up to us alone to advance the RFIQ. Let’s give ourselves the right to have a new vision, let’s give ourselves the possibility to make this change, to elect an authentic woman who speaks frankly, who will listen to the delegation, a woman who sincerely wants to give healthcare professionals back their place because, without them, we are nothing!

Seconded by:

Denis Grondin
FIQ – Syndicat des professionnelles en soins de Montérégie-Centre

Denis Cloutier
FIQ – Syndicat des professionnelles en soins de l’Est-de-l’Île-de-Montréal