comes the time to vote for the leadership positions of the FFARIQ. This year,
the president and secretary positions will be in election during the general
annual meeting, next October.
will soon be six years that I am at the service of the FFARIQ’s resources,
including one year as the treasurer and five years as the President. After a
challenging but very stimulating path, I would like to share with you my
decision to not renew my mandate to the presidency. This is a thoroughly
considered decision and is based on my desire to face new challenges.
I had given myself five years to reach my goals. It is time for me to say that
I achieved my mission. I draw up an enviable record of the FFARIQ’s path on
several fronts. During this very active period of time, the great realisations
of our organization were made possible thanks to the trust you have shown me
and to your support when courageous decisions were taken. For your records,
here are some important issues which powered the FFARIQ to its current state:
The announcement of my decision happens now in order
to give you the opportunity to establish a profile of the person who will be
interested in pursuing the work in progress. You have the responsibility to
find a person for whom the cause of the foster resources and the best interest
of the organization are at the center of her piorities. The FFARIQ knows the
expectations of the resources because it is entirely dedicated to you. Thus,
all the union dues are reinvested in the cause.
assure you of my constant collaboration and of my availability until December,
2016. I wish to make a smooth transition with the new presidency and see
through the issue, dear to my heart, concerning the modifications of the Youth
Protection Act. If possible, I will be available for every active disagreements
cases with the ministry, as a witness or for any kind of matters.
FFARIQ is better equipped than ever to deal with rules that are imposed on us.
We gave ourselves an action plan which must continue its deployment. The threat
of the major unions to control the social services’ environment must be
attenuated by the faith in the FFARIQ. Beforehand, every member who constitutes
our Federation must remain confident in their own abilities. It is on these
gains that we grew up together and the future will depend on your capacity to
maintain the course.
will end this by thanking you sincerely for these outstanding years. Those
memories will be with me for all my life. I met some extraordinary people who
have a common passion to influence the dream of a children’s lifetime who were
not borm in the right place. Your devotion was naturally transfered to our
cause and every foster familiy from Quebec receives the benefits of it.
FFARIQ'S Outgoing President