Appointment – Session Discussion board 2022-2025

QUEBEC, June 16, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ – The Commissioner of Health and Welfare (CSBE) announces the appointment of members who will constitute its Consultation Forum for the next three years. Sir. Mateus Menearassistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine and regular researcher at the University’s VITAM Sustainable Health Research Center lava, Dr. Elizabeth Parenteaufamily doctor of the Family Medicine Group of the Integrated Center for Health and Social Assistance of Capitale-Nationale, Sir. Daniel LaRochedirector of quality, evaluation, ethics and institutional affairs at the CHU de Québec-Université lava, Mrs. Geneviève Plamondon, scientific professional at the Cabinet – Methodologies and Ethics at the National Institute for Excellence in Health and Social Services and Sir. Father Gilles, resident of the Capitale-Nationale regionwere selected to participate in this unique deliberative exercise in Quebec.

The Consultation Forum will be composed of 24 people, including 15 citizens from different regions of Quebec and 9 experts in areas related to health and well-being. Its mandate is to provide the Commissioner with his views on various issues that affect the health and social services system and the health and well-being of the population.


Encouraging citizen participation is at the heart of the Health and Welfare Commissioner’s priorities to support population-based value-based choices. It is therefore my pleasure to nominate the new citizens and expert members of our Consultation Forum. Over the next three years, we will have the opportunity to work together to improve the collective health and well-being of Quebecers. Based on their experience and expertise, I am confident that the various members will be able to shed relevant light on our work to make our health and social services system better meet the needs of the population.

Joanne CastonguayHealth and Welfare Commissioner

I fundamentally believe in the importance of citizen participation, dialogue and the democratization of knowledge. I have great capacity for critical analysis, reflexivity and good ability to popularize science. I believe that I will be able to contribute positively to the deliberations of the Forum, whatever the topic of our discussions.

Sir. Mateus Meneara member with experience in health research

I have a desire to optimize health care and social services for all Quebecers, regardless of their origin or socioeconomic status. The CSBE Forum will be a wonderful opportunity to share my ideas with other members. I believe that the best solutions can only be found by combining the strengths and knowledge of people with varied backgrounds.

Dr. Elizabeth Parenteaumedical member

Over time and through different experiences and social involvements, I have acquired certain skills to sit in places where consultation is at the heart of deliberative processes. I have developed a keen taste for respectful commitment, open deliberation, literacy capable of reaching all participants, and frank and open speech.

Sir. Daniel LaRochemember who owns and is recognized for their experience and management skills in the area of ​​health and social services

I see participation in the Consultation Forum as a unique opportunity to collaborate in advancing our health system and social services and to contribute to a unique forum that brings together experts and citizens.

Mrs. Geneviève Plamondon, member with experience in health technology and drug evaluation

I see this participation in the Forum as an essential role that every citizen must assume, especially if they have relevant experience to participate in collective reflection.

Sir. Father Gillesmember of the Capitale-Nationale region


  • CSBE received 199 applications from citizens and 37 applications from experts.
  • The individuals were chosen following the selection process foreseen in the Regulation on the procedure for selecting qualified persons to compose the Consultation Forum :
    • Citizen applications: An external company, the Institut du Nouveau Monde (INM), was mandated to receive requests from citizens. She evaluated them to propose at least three candidates per region to the commissioner.
    • Specialist candidates: The organizations and universities approached by the commissioner sent her a list of candidates.
  • To find out about the other members who will participate in the 2022-2025 edition of the CSBE Consultation Forum, visit .
  • Forum members will meet three to five times a year for sessions lasting up to two days. The first session of the Forum will be held in October 2022.
  • Mr Menear holds a doctorate in public health, as well as a master’s degree in community health. He has also completed specialized research training in the areas of mental health, primary care and knowledge translation. His current research is geared towards optimizing care pathways and improving patient engagement in their care and the health system. Heavily involved in the university community, he is co-director of the University’s Frontline Practice Research Network. lavaa network that supports the creation and mobilization of knowledge in this field.
  • Dr. Parenteau has a rich history of life experiences and medical experiences with diverse clientele. He holds a doctorate in medicine from the University lava and completed his specialty in family medicine in Gaspé. She has a degree in microprograms in food and nutrition (Universidade lava), international health and addiction (University of Sherbrooke). She has practiced medicine with vulnerable populations, in particular with refugees and asylum seekers in Mauritie-Centre-du-Québec as well as in Capitale-Nationale. She also worked in family medicine groups in these regions.
  • With more than 40 years of experience in the area of ​​health and social services, Mr. La Roche has a deep knowledge of the network and its management. After his master’s degree in public administration, he began doctoral studies with the aim of comparing the organizational models of mental health services in Tuscany and Quebec. She then worked as a manager or assistant in various organizations in the network, in particular for the Regional Council of Health and Social Services of Quebec. He won the Marielle-Lavallée Award from the Association of Senior Executives in Health and Social Services, which recognizes professional achievement, perseverance, and leadership in health and social services.
  • Graduated with a master’s degree in health services assessment and administration and a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy, Mrs. Plamondon notably, it carries out work on methodological development and strategic positioning in health and social services. She is also a professor at the University of Sherbrooke in a postgraduate micro-program whose content aims, in particular, to integrate the perspective of patients with a view to improving rehabilitation practices. Previously, she worked as a physical therapist at the Center de santé et des services sociaux de la Montagne in Montreal, in a program for people with age-related loss of autonomy and physical disability.
  • now retired, Sir. Father Gilles worked for more than 20 years for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, first as a labor relations negotiator and later in a human resources management position. Graduated with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in industrial relations from the University of Montreal, he has also been a professor in this program of study for much of his career. Until very recently, he was hired as president of the Association du twinning between neuville from Quebec, where he has lived for 15 years, and from neuville-de-Poitou in Francewhose mission is to promote cultural, social and tourist exchanges between France and Quebec.

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