• New resources at the FNQLHSSC
Mar 11, 2015

Véronique Duchesneau, a Wendat from the community of Wendake, assumed her duties last December 1st as the Social Development Programs Advisor. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychoeducation and she has worked as a Pikwadin Officer for the Centre de développement de la formation et de la main-d’œuvre Wendat (CDFM). Her new mandate is to provide personalized support to the community workers in line with the recommendations of the compliance exercises. Her roles include supporting the communities and organisations in the development and implementation of action plans and providing support and advice to the workers in the area of service organisation and delivery. In addition, she will be working to foster capacity-building among the workers while supporting them in the establishment of partnerships between different services.

Mona Belleau is an Inuk who comes from Iqaluit, Nunavut. She has many years of experience working in various Aboriginal organisations including the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Sustainable Development Institute, the Regroupement des centres d’amitié autochtones du Québec and the First Nations and Inuit of Quebec and Labrador Suicide Prevention Association. She also worked with the Maori in New Zealand and the Cook Islands. She was president of the Aboriginal student association at Université Laval and she also wrote the foreword for the book entitled Jeunesses autochtones : Affirmation, innovation et résistance dans les mondes contemporains, which was published in 2009. She is also a founding member of the Aboriginal Voices Radio program. She joined the FNQLHSSC team in September 2014 and holds the Community Project Development Agent position in the early childhood sector.

Jean-Denis Gill
, Pekuakamiulnuatsh, has been the Acting Manager for the Research Sector since September 2014 in replacement for Nancy Gros-Louis Mchugh for the duration of her maternity leave. He was a manager for ten years in First Nations cultural organisations such as the Native Museum of Mashteuiatsh and the Corporation médiatique Teuehikan. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Université Laval

Marie Noel Collin
has been the Child and Family Services Advisor since October 2014. She is a lawyer by training and holds a master’s degree in common law and transnational law. After gaining experience in a family law firm and one year of doctoral studies in human rights, she joined the social services team to advise and support the workers in the First Nations communities and organisations for the development, implementation and monitoring of the management of the youth protection and front-line services. 

ène Asselin was hired for the Guidance Counsellor position in September 2014 on a temporary basis in replacement for Luis St. Martin. As a self-employed worker and consultant, her work focuses on the development of human potential and physical and mental well-being. As a guidance counsellor, she works with individuals and organisations. For over a decade, she worked in Pessamit to develop projects related to social inclusion and professional integration. Due to her graduate training in art therapy, she has tools to facilitate healing and self-knowledge.  

Vicky Viens
has been the linguistic services coordinator within the communications team since January 2015, replacing Chantale Picard, who is replacing Nadine Gros-Louis temporarily. Vicky worked as a translator for a translation firm in Ottawa for one and a half year, and then as a freelancer for three and a half years before joining the FNQLHSSC team. She holds a bachelor’s degree in translation from Laval University and is doing her master’s degree in translation and terminology, on a part-time basis.