Dear nurse, licensed practical nurse, respiratory therapist and clinical perfusionist union reps,
My name is Isabelle Trépanier. I am a respiratory therapist, union representative and feminist. I currently work at the CHU de Québec-Université Laval and am applying for the position of secretary on the FIQ Executive Committee.
I got involved in union life in 2003 at the APIQ and joined the FIQ after the Bill 30 mergers. At the local level, I was an administrator and VP respiratory therapist. Since 2014, I have been the secretary on the Executive Committee of the SICHU de Québec. I am responsible for administration and for compliance with the constitution and bylaws, I organize and follow up on the Executive Committee meetings and the drafting of the meeting minutes. In addition, I am responsible for the Communication-Mobilization Committee, which helped me develop the skills to make our member communications efficient. I also proudly sit on the Status of Women Committee and was involved in the institution’s HRDP committee.
At the Federation, I sit on the UDF Committee, the Respiratory Therapist Tactical Committee and the Post-Convention Committee. I am responsible for my union’s info-mob for the 2020 provincial negotiations, and I have attended all the Women’s Networks since 2015.
I am involved, mobilized and care deeply about defending healthcare professionals. I am driven, available and approachable. I am thorough, organized and persevering. I always finish what I start, regardless of the obstacles. I am aware of the workload that elected officials must do and am ready to invest my time and energy.
My many years of activism, my experience and ability to speak up make me an excellent candidate for the role of secretary. I would like to put my experience and passion to work for the 76,000 healthcare professionals affiliated with the FIQ and FIQP. The FIQ is a top labour organization. I plan to help it stand out even more so that its members can always be proud of their Federation.
For all these reasons, I ask for your support.
CHU de Québec