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 myASQ site.



Bilingual e-Networking Workshop | Atelier bilingue e-réseautage

What do Quality Professionals need/want to learn?
Que doivent/souhaitent apprendre les
professionnels de la qualité?

Bilingual Webinar | Webinaire Bilingue
(Bilingual Q&A Bilingue)

June 15th, 2022 | 15 Juin 2022 19:00

Opportunité de réseautage | Networking Opportunity 18:30

(Photo Matthew Bertelli, Pexels)

The field of Quality is vast. The tools, skills, methods, and models supporting this field range from technical and quantitative to behavioral and qualitative. Each industry and specialization in Quality has its own set of needs. That’s why ASQ has so many different types and levels of certifications. So, what is pertinent, what is needed, and what is wanted in terms of information and training by Quality professionals?

This workshop will solicit the input of attending participants as to what they think Quality professionals most need or want to learn about. To get an idea of events ASQ Montreal Section has had in the past, see our History of Section Events.

Your host: Raymond E. Dyer is an ASQ CMQ/OE, a CQA and is the Montreal Section and Program Chairs. Ray was in Product Development, Product Management, and Purchasing before embarking on his career in Quality. Over the past 30 years, he’s dealt with different industries, different Quality methods, models, and tools, different management system registrations, and different registrars.

Denis Pronovost Award

Marcel Charbonneau led the Montreal Section project to create a $500 award in honor of Denis Pronovost, who passed away in June 2015. Through his outstanding contribution to the association, his leadership and his involvement, Denis greatly participated in the promotion of quality in French in Quebec and was a frequent guest and speaker at the Section. Marcel will present the award to Patrick Barnes, a student in the Certificat en gestion et assurance de la qualité de l’École de technologie supérieure (Management and Quality Assurance Certificate) of the École de technologie supérieure, a multidisciplinary program that provides training or development in management and quality assurance. Patrick will present a summary of his quality improvement project at the ETS.

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Your participation will be worth 0.5 ASQ RU (Recertification Units).

2022 Upcoming Canada & Greenland Region Webinars

DateDescriptionASQ SectionLocal TimeReservations
2022-06-02Learn Quality 4.0, Part 3 (AI, machine learning and Feature Engineering) with Denholm KendalSaskatchewan12:00 pm, SaskatchewanInformation
2022-06-08Quality Professional role in Enterprise Risk Management​ with Chaitanya BaligaToronto12:00 pm, CTInformation
2022-09-14Learn Quality 4.0, Part 4Saskatchewan12:00 pm, SaskatchewanInformation
2022-10-04Applying Six Sigma in a coffee shop with Thomas Nagel in GermanyMontreal12:00 pm, ETInformation
2022-10-05Global Trends in Circular Economy pertaining to waste management​ with Chaitanya BaligaToronto12:00 pm, CTInformation
2022-10-12Learn Quality 4.0, Part 5Saskatchewan12:00 pm, SaskatchewanInformation
2022-11-16Learn Quality 4.0, Part 6Saskatchewan12:00 pm, SaskatchewanInformation
2022-12-07System thinking approach in  quality management systems with Chaitanya BaligaToronto12:00 pm, CTInformation
Rev. 2022-05-31
Puneet Manchanda MBA PMPPuneet Manchanda, the Regional Director (RD) welcomes the following Deputy Regional Directors (DRD) for 2022. They have been nominated and will collaborate with the various Sections and their leaders to accomplish the Geographic Council (GCC) objectives:
Chaitanya Baliga: Ottawa Valley and Toronto Sam Weissfelner: Montreal
Michael Mladjenovic: Toronto, London and Hamilton Desmond Mahadeo: Kitchener
Lonita Judge: Windsor, Vancouver and the Maritimes Gary Gehring: Manitoba andSaskatchewan
Stephen Hall: Calgary and Edmonton Michel Guenette, Support DRD
Akhilesh Manchanda, Support DRD

Rev. 2022-05-31

ASQ News

Five ASQ Certifications Earn International ISO/IEC 17024 Accreditation!

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April 14, 2022: ASQ announced that five of ASQ’s certification programs achieved ISO 17024 Personnel Certification Documentation Consultancy accreditation through the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB). ANAB is the largest multi-disciplinary accreditation body in the western hemisphere, with more than 2,500 organizations accredited in approximately 80 countries. Federal, state, and local authorities rely on ANAB accreditation to demonstrate value and assure competency for important public priorities.

By earning ISO 17024 accreditation for Personnel Certification, ASQ demonstrates to the Quality profession it represents and the general public it serves, that its credentialing programs have been reviewed by a panel of impartial experts who have determined that our CQA, CQE, CSSBB, CMQ/OE and CRE programs have met the stringent standards set by the credentialing community.

ISO 17024 accreditation adds additional credibility and value to your ASQ Certification, and furthers our mission of offering the highest standard of professional certification to support you in your career growth.Accreditation is not just an award – it’s critical to ensuring that there is an effective quality management system that affords greater process control, reduces risk, and ultimately results in increased customer satisfaction and sustainability of our products and services..” said ASQE CEO, Jim Templin. ASQExcellence (ASQE) was founded in January 2020 as a trade association whose mission is to set the standard for quality-driven offerings and insights worldwide, inspiring the organizations it serves to achieve excellence.

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Quality 4.0: An Evolving Approach to Quality

October 12 – 14, 2022 | San Antonio, TX

The Quality 4.0 Summit returns in 2022 as a live, in person event! Join us in picturesque San Antonio, Texas for 2 days of vibrant education, access to the quality industry thought leaders and meaningful engagement with peers in the quality community. A robust conference agenda, dedicated networking and interaction with leading solution providers will equip attendees with the latest (and essential) insights into digital transformation’s trends, technologies, and applications.

The Quality 4.0 Summit brings together professionals from engineering, manufacturing, medical and government communities looking to define the role quality plays in the transformation of their organizations, teams and careers.

The value proposition that accompanies Quality 4.0 is clear: Organizations that embrace it can experience gains in innovation, creativity, data insights and stakeholder satisfaction. But this change goes beyond adopting new technologies; it leads to a mindset shift in how an organization leverages its people, processes, and technologies to improve quality. Opportunities for quality improvement can be realized by organizations of all sizes and operating budgets.  

At this year’s summit, we’ll examine keys to adopting Quality 4.0 to infuse an enterprise with scalability, sustainability, and adaptability. Discover how emerging technologies enable organizations to develop more effective, efficient, and evolved quality processes which lead to higher levels of quality. Explore how best to integrate and optimize data; decode the acronyms of intelligent Quality 4.0 tools and technologies; and learn to leverage the right people and processes to ensure a synergistic approach to adopting a Quality 4.0 mindset.  

Bring an open mind to the 2022 Summit and leave with a Quality 4.0 mindset geared toward optimizing quality in your team, organization, and career.

Information: Here!

ASQ Fellow Membership

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ASQ Fellow Membership

It is an honour bestowed by other ASQ members. A Fellow represents the upper echelon of the quality profession and serves as the backbone of the Society. It is an advanced, individual member grade obtained through peer endorsement and Society recognition.
Some of the benefits to becoming a Fellow include peer recognition of individual accomplishments in the quality field, networking opportunities, new levels of ASQ involvement and additional member benefits.
All ASQ Fellows, worldwide, are members of the ASQ Fellows Focus Group, a global geographic community affiliated with ASQ’s Geographic Communities Council (GCC). Also, a choice of one of the extra benefit options is included with membership dues of $169 US per year: one journal of your choice or one additional section of your choice.

For more information, visit myASQ Montreal or

ASQ NextGen

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ASQ Mentor Program

Whether you’re new to quality or a young quality professional, ASQ’s NextGen community is for you! ASQ is here to help support new to quality and young professionals as you transition through your new and developing career paths.

For NextGen by NextGen: We’ve got eyes on everything ASQ offers and are ensuring we have a voice and representation in it all. From communications to content to volunteer leadership, it is our goal that the voice of the next generation always has a seat at the table, so we can make sure all ASQ members get what they need when they need it. ASQ’s Mentoring Program is designed for aspiring quality professionals (Mentees) to further their careers by developing leadership skills and competencies with the guidance and counsel of an experienced member (Mentor). Mentees have at least a basic awareness of themselves and their strengths and weaknesses.The program pairs individuals with learners.

Visit : ASQ NextGen for more information.

ASQ ConnEx


Quality Education, Excellent Outcomes

ASQConnEx is the new ASQ education delivery system and network that vets, designates, and connects quality subject matter experts with organizations to advance their excellence journey.

  • Organizations can build competencies needed to achieve strategic objectives by engaging a vast network of ASQ-authorized subject matter experts in the field of quality.
  • Experts gain a professional advantage by aligning with the world’s leading quality association and gaining access to ASQ-licensed education and certification preparation content.
  • The end result? Empowering individuals, organizations, and communities to achieve excellence through quality.

Go here for more information: ASQConnEx FAQ.

Rev. 2022-05-04

Visit the ASQ sites to find out if these events are webinars or on-site.

Quality 4.0 Summit

(Sommet Qualité 4.0)

⋄ 12 to 14 October, 2022: Information/Inscription

Join us in San Antonio, TX or virtually. Discover how emerging technologies enable lasting change. Explore the relationship between artificial and human intelligence–and how to balance the two. Study the evergreen need for quality data. And delve into the human touch essential to link technology to quality.

Women in Quality Symposium

(Symposium sur les femmes en qualité)

⋄ 7 December 2022: Information/Registration to follow

Join us virtually.

Rev. 2022-05-25