Régine Laurent
speakerPresident of the Laurent Commission, former president of the Fédération interprofessionnelle de la santé du Québec (FIQ) and retired nurse

A leading figure of Quebec's cultural diversity, Régine Laurent has climbed the social ladder one by one with courage and integrity. Arriving in Montreal in the 1960s, she worked as a nurse for several years before becoming president of the FIQ from 2009 to 2017. In 2019, Premier Legault asked her to chair the special commission on children's rights and youth protection. The Laurent Commission produced a voluminous report in 2020.

Aujourd’hui Mme Laurent siège sur des conseils d’administration, dont celui de Santé-Québec et prononce des conférences.

Régine Laurent's conferences :

  • Duration: between 45-75 minutes, adaptable
  • Conferences available in French only
  • A preparatory call is planned to adapt the content of the conference.
  • Conferences also available online, live.


Because of the shortage and high mobility of the workforce, all organizations will have to integrate new immigrants into their teams in the not-too-distant future. Are you well prepared to welcome them? Are your colleagues well prepared to integrate them? Are you ready to make room for them?

In this talk, Ms. Laurent, herself an immigrant who arrived in 1968, will pose a number of questions for your consideration.

What is this candidate's life story? What motivates them, apart from earning a salary? What do you do to help them integrate as soon as they enter your workplace? Do you understand his or her apprehensions, difficulties in mastering French, reluctance to "mix" with Quebec society? What are you doing to encourage them to stay with your organization?

The future of our organizations depends on the arrival of proud, strong and competent immigrants. You must roll out the red carpet for them.

Mme Laurent will show you how!


Régine Laurent is an excellent example of female leadership. From her arrival in June 1968, she began her career as a nurse (a role formerly attributed to women) to rise to the top of the FIQ and even President of the Laurent Commission.

Far from being bitter or pessimistic about women's ability to hold all the positions they want, Ms. Laurent speaks of victories, influences and hope throughout her talk.

"At the last SuperBowl, the F-22s that flew over the stadium were all piloted by women. Isn't that a great victory? Today, all doors are open to women. They just have to want to."


Discover the fascinating story of this exceptional woman.

Biography of Régine Laurent :

Committed and appreciated by Quebecers, Ms. Laurent has an impressive track record that makes her an invested and determined woman to achieve her goals. President of the Laurent Commission, former president of the Fédération interprofessionnelle de la santé du Québec (FIQ) and retired nurse, Régine Laurent, speaker began her career in the health network in 1976. She first worked as a beneficiary attendant before starting her nursing career in 1979. Ms. Laurent left her nursing position in 2009 and became president of the FIQ. After two mandates at the head of the largest union of care professionals in Quebec, from 2009 to 2017, Régine Laurent announces her retirement from the union. May 2019, Ms. Laurent receives the mandate from Quebec Premier François Legault to chair the Special Commission on Children's Rights and Youth Protection.

Depuis septembre 2021, Madame Laurent siège sur des conseils d’administration, dont celui de Santé Québec.


  • Integration
  • Women's leadership
  • Living together


  • Wireless lapel microphone
  • Lectern
  • Water bottle
  • Laptop PC
  • Projector and screen
  • Remote control

Régine Laurent in conference:

Extrait de sa conférence « L’implication des femmes, une nécessité pour un développement équilibré de la société » (février 2023)

Interviews with Régine Laurent:

Interview with Régine Laurent : Leadership (April 2022)

What customers say:

« Les interventions de Mesdames Audet (Nancy) et Laurent (Régine) ont été très appréciées de nos congressistes. De nombreux commentaires positifs nous ont été transmis à la suite de l’événement et nous sommes très heureux d’avoir pu compter sur leur présence. »

Federation of Quebec Municipalities


All participants greatly appreciated the content of Ms. Laurent's talk. The length of her speech and the question period were just right!

Information Officer, Communications and Recruitment Department - UQO