ASQ Montreal Section Celebrates 70 Years

ASQ Montreal Section

Created August 12, 1950 - On line since 1999

Welcome to the ASQ Montreal Section website. Our section was created in 1950 and we are proud to be the bilingual voice of Montreal and its region. We invite you to roam through our pages and read the news, comments, event and historical information. We also invite you to visit our other myASQ site.


Bilingual Webinar Event and networking | Événement Webinaire et Réseautage bilingue

We will be hosting the virtual and bilingual ASQ Canada and Greenland Quality Conference to be held the 4th and 5th of October, 2021. Click for more INFORMATION or to REGISTER.

Montreal logo host city for the conference.


The Value of ASQ certifications

Bilingual Networking Webinar | Webinaire de réseautage bilingue

June 16, 2021 18:30

ASQ Certifications

ASQ Certifications

ASQ certification is a formal recognition by ASQ that an individual has demonstrated a proficiency within, and comprehension of, a specific body of knowledge. ASQ’s first certification exam was held in 1968. Now, more than 50 years later, ASQ has granted nearly 500,000 certifications around the world and across industries.

ASQ Montreal Section leaders will moderate a bilingual virtual networking event on the topic of ASQ Certifications, including their value, the range of Quality areas they focus on, how to get certified, and how to maintain these certifications. We will also take a moment to celebrate another season of conferences, of learning, and of adapting. Join us!

Attendance will be worth 0.5 RU (Recertification Units) for ASQ.
La participation vaut 0.5 RU (Recertification Units) de l’ASQ.

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Thank you to our institutional members

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Special Guest at Montreal Section

Ann-Jordan-ASQ-CEO 20210608

Ann Jordan, ASQ CEO virtually attended last night’s Montreal Section Leadership meeting (June 8, 2021) via Teams.
Yes, quite an honour for the Leadership Team. We also hosted Puneet Manchanda, the Canada Regional Director and Ruth Stanley, our Deputy RD as well as other directors. Ann wanted to meet the valiant team (70 years and counting) and present an overview of ASQ’s key strategic initiatives. Mission accomplished. She explained how ASQ has been working on refocusing on its members and offer more value as well as recognizing that technology now offers more opportunities for improving this… a weakness identified ‘late’ by ASQ. They will be refocusing on improving that, educational support and quality expertise, as well as providing it in a multi-language environment through the support of the new technologies. More information from HQ will be available in the fall. We will be watching, Ann.
PS: Ann Jordan has agreed to be the opening key-note speaker of the 2021 ASQ Canada & Greenland Region: National Bilingual Quality Conference hosted by the Montreal Section on the 4th and 5th of October. (Read more…)

Updated 2021-06-10

2021 Canada Conference — Risk and Resilience

Call for Papers

The ASQ Montreal Section is hosting the virtual 2021 ASQ Canada Quality Conference on the 4th and 5th October 2021 and we are calling for quality field experts to submit proposals to present at the conference in either French or English. The theme of the conference is “Risk and Resilience“.

The objective is to get attendees to think about quantifying risk in a business sense and understand how to apply tools that help them assess quantitative risks and turn them into opportunities to make their organisations more resilient. We wish to make this conference as interactive as possible and so the basic format is to have a 40-minute presentation followed by a 30-minute breakout group or workshop to discuss the ideas presented. Each breakout group would then present to all attendees a summary of their thoughts (a few minutes per group), total 20 minutes. We will be offering both English and French language sessions with live translation services available in both languages.

We are seeking representation from the registrars, academia, pharma, medical devices, aerospace, automotive, manufacturing, banking, human resources, medicine and service sectors. We are especially interested in hands-on examples. The breakout sessions can be discussions around the presentation topic, simulation and calculation exercises and other methods that encourage participation and deepen understanding. Presenters should consider questions to be discussed in the breakout session that will broaden knowledge of the participants through discussions.

See the call for papers details and to ask to present an article, please submit an abstract by 30 June 2021 to David Tozer, Technical Committee Chair. The committee will review the submissions and select papers for presentation.

For more information or to follow the evolution of the conference, go to our Local News page.

Stay tuned for more developments.

Updated 2021-04-30

Puneet Manchanda MBA PMPPuneet Manchanda, the newly elected Regional Director (RD) welcomes the following Deputy Regional Directors (DRD).

They have been nominated and will collaborate with the various Sections and their leaders to accomplish the Geographic Council (GCC) objectives:

2021 Upcoming Canada & Greenland Region Webinars

DateDescriptionASQ SectionScheduleLanguageReservations
2021-06-15Lean Where You Least Expect ItSaskatchewan7:00 pm CDTEnglishInformation
2021-06-168D Problem Solving Workshop – ASQ Section Member Leaders Ottawa12:00 pm EDTEnglishReservations
2021-06-22Presenting Your Audit Findings to Top Management and Getting Results – Audit DivisionASQ Audit Division13:00 pm EDTEnglishReservations
2021-06-24White Belt Training Program - Intro to Flow: Part I - ASQ Section Member Leaders OttawaEnglishInformation
2021-08-26White Belt Training Program - Intro to Value Stream Mapping - ASQ Section Member Leaders OttawaEnglishInformation
2021-09-16Scoping it out - Quality helps rural healthcare centers improve operations - Manoj SharmaEdmontonEnglishInformation
2021-09-21Smart Machines or Virtual Humans - Think of the Possibilities! - Marcus Koehlein
Canada Region12:00 pm EDTEnglishInformation
2021-09-30White Belt Training Program - Testing - ASQ Section Member Leaders OttawaEnglishInformation
2021-10-04 & 052021 ASQ Canada Quality ConferenceMontrealEnglish/FrançaisInformation
Rev. 2021-05-31

ASQ News

The NEW ASQ App is Available!

ASQ Application

As the percentage of members using mobile devices increases, you need a new way to interact with ASQ. Here’s an app allowing you access to your member benefits in a new way. Watch an informational video about special features of the app. 

Download in the App Store or Download in Google Play.


ASQ 75 Years 2021-02-16 – On February 16, 1946, an alliance of distinguished professionals gathered in New York City to form a membership society dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practice of quality and the allied arts and sciences. Now known as ASQ, members have been delivering solutions to meet the world’s challenges ever since.

From our origins in World War II statistical control methodology to modern-day best practices for leveraging artificial intelligence, ASQ and the quality industry have always been at the forefront of change, disruption, and progress. We are excited to launch a year-long celebration to recognize the 75th year of this great Society and the remarkable contributions of its members, subject matter experts, and communities to advance the quality profession.

Building on the foresight of its founding members and drawing inspiration from the quality profession we serve, ASQ continues to improve the value of membership. In the coming months, I look forward to sharing a roadmap of projects to further the ASQ mission and position the Society for its next 75 years of growth and success. New initiatives such as the digital edition of Quality Progress, a digital transformation field guide from Quality Press, and the member-led COVID-19 Quality Response are detailed in the issue of The Insider. We are committed to enhancing the member benefits and offerings that are valuable to you and next-generation members.

As we embark on this milestone year, thank you for your continued ASQ membership and dedication to achieving excellence through quality.

Ann Jordan, CEO, ASQ


Leadership Conference

⋄ July 15, 2021: Information

Risk Mitigation Tool Kit

⋄ September 13, 2021: Information

Quality 4.0 Summit

⋄ October 25 – 27, 2021
   San Antonio, TX