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Les représentantes et représentants du RQIC : (Note : les langues parlées par les personnes ressource apparaissent entre parenthèses)

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Monique Simard (French, English)
Pierre Beaudet (French, English, Spanish)
3720 avenue du Parc, suite 300
Montréal, Québec, Canada
H2X 2J1

Phone : (514) 982-6606
Fax : (514) 982-6122

Alternatives is an organization devoted to developing solidarity, justice and equity in relationships between individuals and communities both in the North and the South. Active in over 35 countries throughout the world, Alternatives supports initiatives taken by community movements for the respect of the economic, social and political rights of individuals and communities affected by poverty, discrimination, exploitation and violence. Alternatives carries out its work in Québec and Canada and in 6 regions of the world (Latin America, Southern and Eastern Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Eastern Europe). In each of these regions, we work in close partnership with groups of women and men who have decided to take action in order to promote progress, respect, justice, peace and sustainable development within their respective environments. Since 1997, Alternatives has been coordinating the Québec Network on Continental Integration (RQIC).

Amnesty International, Section canadienne francophone (AI)Logo d'Amnistie Internationale
Anne Sainte-Marie (French, English)
6250 boul. Monk
Montréal, Québec, Canada
H4E 3H7

Phone : (514) 766-9766
Fax:: (514) 766-2088

Amnesty International is a worldwide organization which defends and promotes basic human rights. It strives to effectively help victims, defend human dignity, promote solidarity and remain impartial. Its success stems from a wide mobilisation of individuals. Its activities are funded only by its members and thanks to private donations. AI was born in 1961 from a simple and strong idea: use international public opinion to exert pressure on governments which violate human rights.

Association canadienne des avocats du mouvement syndical (ACAMS)
Catherine St-Germain (French, English, Spanish)
Claude Melançon (French, English)
1717 René-Lévesque Est, # 300
Montréal, Québec, Canada
H2L 4T3

Phone : (514) 389-9223
Fax : (514) 389-4450

Association québécoise des organismes de coopération internationale (AQOCI)Logo de l'AQOCI
Francine Néméh (French, English)
180 rue Sainte-Catherine Est
Montréal, Québec, Canada
H2X 1K9

Phone : (514) 871-1086
Fax : (514) 871-9866

The Association québécoise des organismes de coopération internationale (AQOCI) unites 49 international solidarity cooperation and education organizations. These have been working for decades to create a fairer world centred on human development. Active in over one hundred countries, these organizations are concerned with education, health, the environment, human rights, agriculture and supporting women's rights initiatives. The members of AQOCI also make it a point to inform and mobilize the population of Québec around the political stakes which hinder just and democratic development here as elsewhere.

Centrale des syndicats démocratiques (CSD)
Norman Pépin (French, English)
5100 rue Sherbrooke Est # 800
Montréal, Québec, Canada
H2V 3R9

Phone : (514) 899-1070 # 151
Fax : (514) 899-5113

The Centrale des syndicats démocratiques (CSD) includes approximately 60,000 members working in nearly all areas of economic activity within Québec. The CSD is the most recent central labour organization in Québec since it was founded in 1972. It is free of all political affiliation, puts workers first and, attuned to the needs of its members, works to develop employment and improve working and living conditions throughout Québec. The CSD has been dealing with international issues since it was founded and, as early as 1987, advocated controlled free trade, i.e. a free trade system including a major objective of making freedom to trade subject to the preservation of not only socioeconomic interests but also all the cultural and political values which are part of the heritage of Québec and Canada.

Centrale des syndicats du Québec (CSQ)Logo de la CSQ
Richard Langlois (French, English)
9405 rue Sherbrooke Est
Montréal, Québec, Canada
H1L 6P3

Phone : (514) 356-8888
Fax : (514) 356-9999

The Centrale des syndicats du Québec (CSQ) (formerly CEQ) represents approximately 140,000 members of 240 affiliated unions grouped under 13 federations. CSQ members hold jobs with over 350 titles. They are involved in all types of education as well as in the fields of child care, health care, social services, recreation, culture and communications.

Centre d'études sur les régions en développement (CERD-McGill)Logo du CERD-McGill
Chalmers Larose (French, English)
3715 rue Peel
Montréal, Québec, Canada
H3A 1X1

Phone : (514) 279-0169
Fax: (514) 398-8432

The Centre for Developing Area Studies was founded in 1963 and is a multidisciplinary social science research centre of the McGill University Graduate Studies and Research Faculty. The centre encourages and coordinates student and Faculty research on developing areas and development issues. It contributes to an international dialogue on development through seminars, colloquia, its documentation centre and its journal Labour, capital and society. The persons and groups connected with the centre have established close relationships with guest researchers, outside researchers, labour groups, legislators and organizers within people's movements. The CDAS has acquired an international reputation for the diversity of its intellectual activities and the active demonstration of its social consciousness towards those who are deprived of the benefits of development.

§ Centre international de solidarité ouvrière (CISO)Logo du CISO
Roger Saucier (French, English, Spanish)
9405 Sherbrooke Street East, room 128
Montréal, Québec, Canada
H1L 6P3

Phone : (514) 356-8888
Fax : (514) 356-0475

CISO is a nonprofit international solidarity education organization from Québec which works with the labour and citizens' movements in cooperation with other international solidarity organizations. It is designed to consolidate the links between the populations of the North and South which are fighting to have their rights respected, to improve their working conditions and to create a more just and democratic society.

Its objectives are to: develop international solidarity within the labour and citizens' movements of Québec; promote the establishment of links between unions and of coalitions of labour and citizens' groups and international solidarity and cooperation organizations; analyse and spread information concerning international current events; demonstrate the solidarity of the Québec organizations towards their partners of the South through cooperative projects meeting their needs; and provide a special support to the women's movement.

Centre québécois du droit de l'environnement (CQDE)Logo du CQDE
Hervé Pageot (French, English, Spanish)
460 Ste-Catherin Street West, suite 805
Montréal, Québec, Canada
H3B 1A7

Phone : (514) 861-7022
Fax : (514) 861-8949

The centre is a nonprofit corporation whose mission is to promote the development of the legal tools required to protect the environment, of public involvement in the decision-making process and of the access of citizens to justice in environmental matters.

To those ends, the centre represents the interests of the public in court, provides legal support to the public for the protection of the environment, presses governments to develop acts and regulations promoting the right of citizens to a quality environment, organizes seminars and conferences and encourages the use of alternative dispute resolution procedures.

Confédération des syndicats nationaux (CSN)Logo de la CSN
Vincent Dagenais (French, English)
1601 rue De Lorimier
Montréal, Québec, Canada
H2K 4M5

Phone : (514) 598-2008
Fax : (514) 899-8864

The Confederation of National Trade Unions (CNTU) celebrated its 75th anniversary in 1996. In Hull, during the month of September 1921, 220 workers representing 80 unions from various areas of activity met in convention to found the Canadian and Catholic Confederation of Labour (CCCL). In 1960, this confederation gave up its faith association to become the Confederation of National Trade Unions as we know it today.

In the past, the CCCL fought against the exploitation of labour working in unsafe plants, fought the corruption and complacency of political leaders facing revolting situations and firmly opposed the American domination of the labour movement and the economy. Today, the CNTU maintains with as much earnestness that it is necessary to bring about political, economic, social and labour changes in order to improve the well-being of its members and of the population in general.

Conseil central de Montréal métropolitain (CSN-CCMM)Logo du CCMM-CSN
Jacques Létourneaux (français, anglais)
1601 rue De Lorimier
Montréal, Québec, Canada
H2K 4M5

Phone : (514) 598-2008
Fax : (514) 899-8864

The Metropolitan Montreal Central Council of the CNTU includes all the unions affiliated with the CNTU within the Montreal metropolitan area. Its main purpose is to support the demands and actions of these unions while constantly developing a wider and more active solidarity in the area. The CNTU-MMCC promotes the occupational, economic, social, political and cultural interests of the members of its affiliated unions as well as of the less fortunate members of our society.

The CNTU-MMCC fights against all forms of exploitation and for the implementation of a society based on democracy, human rights, sustainable development, social justice, equality and equity.

Louise Bourque (French, English, Spanish)
1657 boul. Saint-Joseph Est
Montréal, Québec
H2J 1N1

Phone : (514) 528-8465 poste 227
Fax: (514) 528-1750

CUSO is a Canadian organization which supports alliances for social justice around the world. It supports people striving for freedom, self-determination, gender and racial equality and cultural survival. They achieve their goals by sharing information, human and material resources, and by promoting policies for developing sustainability.

Développement et PaixLogo de développement et paix
Hélène Gobeil (French, English)
Paul Cliche (français, anglais, espagnol)
5633 rue Sherbrooke Est
Montréal, Québec, Canada
H1N 1A3

Phone : (514) 257-8711
Fax: (514) 257-8497

Development and Peace is one of the most important international development agencies in Canada. Since 1967, this organization has provided $360 million to support community development projects, protect human rights and bring emergency relief in 70 countries of the Middle East, Asia, Latin America and the West Indies. Development and Peace also delivers the contributions of Catholic Canadians in emergency situations, whether they are caused by nature (earthquake, flood...) or man (civil war...). The projects supported deal with, among other things, the right to education and satisfactory working conditions, the environment, women's rights, land reform and cooperative movements.

Fédération étudiante collégiale du Québec (FECQ)
Jocelyn Huot (French, English)
210 Sainte-Catherine Est, bureau 300
Montréal, Québec
H2X 1L1

Phone : (514) 396-3320
Fax: (514) 396-7140

The Fédération étudiante collégiale du Québec is an organization representing over 90,000 college, pre-university and technical students in over a dozen regions within Québec. Founded in 1990, the FECQ reviews, promotes, protects, develops and defends the interests, the rights and the concerns of Québec college students as students and citizens. Universal access to all levels of education and to quality teaching is the main demand of the FECQ: every person should have access to post-secondary education, whatever his or her socio-economic status or that of his or her parents. The FECQ's mission is to promote the social cause of Québec youth.

Fédération étudiante universitaire du Québec (FEUQ)
Christian Robitaille (French, English)
210 Sainte-Catherine East, Room 300
Montréal, Québec
H2X 1L1

Phone : (514) 396-3380
Fax : (514) 396-7140

The FEUQ is a national student federation representing over 140,000 university students which now includes 17 university student associations throughout Québec. It is a credible social actor enabling students to make their opinions known to the government and to the various other social actors. It is an actor able to raise awareness and mobilize resources in order to improve the accessibility and quality of post-secondary education, a democratic forum for student representatives, an advocate that carefully and critically reviews political decisions affecting youth and students, and the voice of Québec students which makes the public aware of issues related to universities and of the concerns of students through its constant presence in Québec media.

The mission of the FEUQ is to promote the interests and educational, social, cultural and economic rights of students. This means listening closely to the student population in order to determine its needs, exerting constant pressure on the Department of Education and other government decision-makers and providing services which meet the expectations of Québec students.

Fédération des femmes du Québec (FFQ)
Françoise David (French, English)
Diane Matte (French, English)
110 rue Sainte-Thérèse, bureau 309
Montréal, Québec, Canada
H2Y 1E6

Phone : Françoise David : (514) 876-0166; Diane Matte : (514) 395-1196
Fax: (514) 876-0162

The year 1965 was the 25th anniversary of the granting of the right to vote to the women of Québec. Further to the celebrations and at the instance of Mrs. Thérèse Casgrain, the Fédération des femmes du Québec (FFQ) was founded in 1966. From its foundation, the FFQ sought to unite, irrespective of race, ethnic origin, colour or creed, women and associations wishing to coordinate their advocacy activities. The FFQ then became a very effective way to work together to protect the interests and the rights of women. By organizing seminars and information meetings, preparing briefs, taking part in government consultations and writing documents, the FFQ contributes to the advancement of women's issues in several fields including family law, pension plans, education and employment.

Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec (FTQ)Logo de la FTQ
André Leclerc (French, English)
545 Crémazie Blvd. East, 17th floor
Montréal, Québec, Canada
H2M 2V1

Phone : (514) 383-8021
Fax : (514) 383-8001

The FTQ (Québec Federation of Labour) and its affiliated unions have over 100 years of history. It should therefore not be a surprise that the largest central labour organization in Québec now includes over 500,000 members working within all areas of economic activity and in all the regions of Québec. Its rich heritage and practical experience are used to help the workers of Québec and in labour and citizens' struggles. The FTQ is determined to protect human rights and promote greater social justice and favours social change and the assertion of Québec.

Fédération des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec (FIIQ)
Régine Laurent (French, English)
2050 De Bleury Street, 4th floor
Montréal, Québec, Canada
H3A 2J5

Phone : (514) 987-1141
Fax : (514) 987-7273

The Fédération des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec (FIIQ) is a federation of unions including 45,500 nurses performing their duties in over 300 health care facilities in Québec. These nurses have grouped to protect their working conditions, contribute to the improvement of health care and take part in women's struggles.

Groupe de recherche sur l'intégration continentale (GRIC-UQAM)
Dorval Brunelle (French, English, Spanish)
Sociology Department, UQAM
Post Office Box 8888, Downtown station
Montréal, Québec, Canada
H3C 3P8

Phone : (514) 987-3000 # 4373
Fax: (514) 987-4638

The Groupe de recherche sur l'intégration continentale (GRIC) of the Université du Québec à Montréal is mandated to carry out an in-depth review of the international economic integration phenomenon as it occurs especially in the Americas, but without excluding its new forms in other contexts such as within the European Community or APEC.

Ligue des droits et libertés (LDL)
André Paradis (French, English)
4416 St-Laurent Blvd., room 101
Montréal, Québec, Canada
H2W 1Z7

Phone : (514) 849-3956
Fax: (514) 849-6717

FFounded in 1963, the Civil Liberties Union is an independent nonprofit organization striving to promote and protect individual and collective rights. Its action is based on the principles recognized in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the pacts and conventions which carry it into effect. The CLU protects civil and political rights as well as economic, social and cultural rights and recognizes their indivisibility and universality. It is affiliated to the International Federation of Human Rights, which includes over one hundred organizations of the various regions of the world and has an advisory status with various international organizations.

The CLU has played a determining role in the adoption of the Québec charter of rights and freedoms and in various struggles and reforms for the advancement of rights and freedoms in Québec and Canada. It has also taken part in several international actions, and notably in educational or investigative missions within various regions of the world. In the past few years, it has taken interest in the rights which continental integration places at stake.

Réseau québécois des groupes écologistes (RQGE)Logo du RQGE
Michel Séguin (French, English)
Gabrielle Pelletier (French, English)
460 Sainte-Catherine Street West, room 805
Montréal, Québec, Canada
H3B 1A7

Phone : (514) 392-0096
Fax: (514) 861-8949

The Réseau québécois des groupes écologistes (RQGE) is a nonprofit organization which was founded in 1982. It is designed to meet the needs expressed by the environmental community by facilitating exchanges between groups. It has thus become a communication vehicle and environmental information clearinghouse in Québec. Because it rallies active environmental forces, the RQGE is a sort of confederation of ecological groups which provides a space for discussion and action and demands that all Québec environmentalist groups be recognized at their true value and adequately funded.

The RQGE plays an important role on the environmental and social scenes in Québec, notably because it provides a structure of representation for local, regional and national environmentalist groups by promoting the establishment of links between environmentalist groups, citizens' committees, research groups, international cooperation organizations and the citizen's and labour movements.

Solidarité populaire Québec (SPQ)Logo de la SPQ
Lise Blais (French, Spanish)
1600 De Lorimier Street, room 271
Montréal, Québec, Canada
H2K 3W5

Phone : (514) 598-2014
Fax : (514) 598-2083

Solidarité populaire Québec (SPQ) has been a permanent national coalition of the social movement since 1985. It represents the various social sectors through regional coalitions and community, labour and citizens' organizations. It is a place for reflection, consensus-building and action on the major issues of our society. Together, we develop an alternative political vision based on social solidarity rather than the priorities dictated by market forces. A plan for an alternative society was born further to a vast consultation involving over one thousand activists. This plan became a people's charter serving as an organizing tool and an action guide. In adopting it, we formally committed to counter social exclusion and promote the principles of justice and real democracy.

Syndicat de professionnelles et professionnels du gouvernement du Québec (SPGQ)
Claire Picard (French, English, Spanish)
7 Vallière Street,
Québec, G1K 6S9

Phone : (418) 692-0022
Fax : (418) 692-1338

The Syndicat de professionnelles et professionnels du gouvernement du Québec (SPGQ) is a union representing nearly 13,000 members who work for Québec government departments, agencies and Crown corporations as well as para-government organizations.

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