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.



Benefit corporations and
B Corp certification
(Les sociétés de bienfaisance et la certification B Corp)

English Webinar | Webinaire en anglais
(Bilingual Q&A Bilingue)

May 25th, 2022 19:00

Opportunité de réseautage | Networking Opportunity 18:30

(Photo Bri Schneiter — Pexels)

Some companies are building socially and environmentally responsible practices into their DNA by becoming a benefit corporation and/or B Corp certified. However, what this means is often misunderstood. This session aims to help clarify what being a “B Corp” is about while framing discussion in the context of the larger trend towards environmental, social, and governance reporting and auditing.

About our Presenter: Dr. Carolee Rigsbee, PhD is an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois Springfield and a senior member of the ASQ. Carolee specializes in strategic management and draws on extensive industry and quality assurance leadership experience (nuclear, aerospace & defense, food manufacturing, and other industries) in her research, teaching, and service. These experiences and her deep interest in corporate social responsibility, collectively inform her academic work which is focused on novel organization designs that hold the potential to strengthen stakeholder voice and reduce obstacles to economic, social, and environmental goal achievement (e.g., benefit corporations, using blockchain as an enabling technology in value chain management and governance).

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Votre participation vaudra 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
2022-10-05Global 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. 2022-05-24

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: Montréal
  • Michael Mladjenovic: Toronto, London and Hamilton
  • Desmond Mahadeo: Kitchener
  • Lonita Judge: Windsor, Vancouver and the Maritimes
  • Gary Gehring: Manitoba and Saskatchewan
  • Stephen Hall: Calgary and Edmonton
  • Michel Guenette, DRD at large
  • Akhilesh Manchanda, DRD at large

Rev. 2022-02-28

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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World Conference on Quality & Improvement

May 15 – May 18, 2022
Anaheim, CA | Hybrid

ASQ’s milestone annual conference returns to a live, in-person event in 2022, accompanied by virtual content that creates convenience and access to quality thought leaders around the world. The 2022 agenda offers insight into the soft skills and technical expertise necessary in today’s quality community. Sessions offer real-world examples of processes and concepts that demonstrate innovative ways to sustain and support collaboration, change management, leadership, and a culture of inclusion. Learn more about this year’s Areas of Focus below.

As always, WCQI’s agenda will include valuable educational content for the entire quality practitioner spectrum, ensuring that both experienced and young professionals can tailor their conference schedule to accommodate introductory, intermediate, or advanced information needs. See the Level Descriptions below for additional detail.

Both live/in-person and virtual attendance platforms will include opportunities to help attendees cultivate authentic connections to their peers and emphasize their vital roles as quality professionals in their organizations and industries. Have you had a chance to explore the 2022 WCQI Program Guide yet?

This year’s onsite schedule is packed with opportunities, including:
In-depth live sessions led by quality leaders to help you dig into real-world applications of quality practices.
Exclusive workshops to help you collaborate with peers in real-time to explore new ways of thinking.
Designated networking opportunities to connect with other professionals, learn about ASQ resources, and find new product solutions.

Focus Areas:
Leading through Excellence: The Master’s Series
Engineering an Enterprise-wide QMS
Framing Quality through a Technology Lens
It’s Elemental: Quality Basics for Beginners (and Beyond)

WCQI Program Guide Now Available 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.

World Conference on Quality & Improvement

(Conférence mondiale sur la qualité et l’amélioration) ⋄ 15 au 18 Mai, 2022: Information/Inscription

Join us onsite in Anaheim, California, or virtually, as we bring together thousands of quality professionals for: Live sessions, workshops, and keynote presentations on real-world applications, quality culture and inspiration from quality leaders; Meaningful networking sessions and, Real career growth including recertification units and access to conference materials.

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. 2022-04-13