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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.



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La responsabilité sociale en entreprise,
par quoi débuter?

(Company social responsibility, where to start?)

A free webinar in French with
Marlene Hutchinson

2023.11.22 | 19:00
Networking Opportunity | Opportunité de réseautage 18:30

Marlene HutchinsonLet’s set off together to discover corporate social responsibility, through concrete examples and enlightened explanations.

This training/conference will give participants a clear understanding of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainable development. Following an introduction on the history of the concepts, we will get to the heart of the matter with concrete examples of actions to be put in place. In addition, the main actions to be taken to implement a CSR policy will be explained.

This is an initial training course to help you assimilate these terms and acquire the tools you need to integrate actions into your company’s day-to-day operations. The course will be interspersed with brainstorming sessions in small groups.

Our speaker: Marlene Hutchinson has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in environmental research. Right from the start of her studies, she threw herself into the cause with conviction and commitment. In 2005, Marlene officially linked her professional life to the environment and founded Evnia, an environment compliance consulting firm, with the intention of advancing the cause and with the motivation to do things differently and make a difference.

She is the author of three books on the subject of residual materials (Objectif zéro déchet on zero waste, Vice caché on over-consumption et Vos déchets et vous, a guide published by Éditions MultiMondes), as well as being a lecturer at the bachelor’s and master’s levels in environmental studies and a test director at the Université de Sherbrooke. She has also been a regular contributor to the Radio-Canada programme l’Épicerie for a number of years.

Participation will be worth 0.5 ASQ RU.

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ASQ Canada And Greenland Region — Deputy regional directors

At her last regional meeting on May 23rd, Natella Isazada announced a shuffling of Deputy Regional Directors (DRD) :

Chaitanya Baliga : Ottawa Valley and Maritimes Sam Weissfelner : Montréal
Michael Mladjenovic : London and Hamilton Desmond Mahadeo : Windsor
Sandra Amador : Vancouver and Kitchener Gary Gehring : Manitoba and Saskatchewan
Stephen Hall : Calgary and Edmonton Michel Guenette : Toronto and DRD support

Canada and Greenland Region: 2023 Director named

Vancouver Section’s Natella Isazada, MPA, ASQ CMQ-OE, TEDx speaker and author will be the new Regional Director. She is a Vancouver-based Personal and Organizational Excellence expert, international speaker and author who promotes and empowers organizational excellence through personal growth and development.

Natella Isazada RD 2023Originally from Azerbaijan, Natella experienced life in a few diverse places before finding her home in Beautiful BC in 2007. She has her Bachelor’s Degree in International Journalism, a Degree in Law from Russian State Social University and acquired a Master’s of Public Administration from University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA. She also has over 15 years of progressive work experience in the fields of Quality, OHS and Risk Management in Manufacturing and Service industries in the US and Canada.

Natella is an active member of the American Society for Quality, and present chair of the leadership team of the ASQ Vancouver Section. She holds several industry certifications including Certified Manager of Quality/ Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE), Certified Quality Auditor (CQA), and ISO 9000 Lead Auditor (IRCA). She is an Advanced Communicator designated by Toastmasters International as well as a speaker at TEDx Chilliwack, BC, Canada. Visit her website at

Post: 2012-11-01

ASQ Canada And Greenland Region — Volunteer Recognition

💥 Nous vous invitons à visiter et suivre la NOUVELLE page LinkedIn de l’ASQ Canada et Groenland.

ASQ Canada and Greenland Region Page 

Natella Isazada RD 2023Natella Isazada, Regional Director of ASQ Canada and Greenland Region initiated the page and started a series of portraits of the various Member Leader volunteers. The objective is to introduce and show an appreciation for the efforts that they make on a regular basis.

Rev. 2023-06-04

ASQ News

Quality Progress October 2023

Quality Progress 2023-10 CoverThe Essential 8

Learn these approaches to spark creativity and drive innovative thinking

This article is presented by John R. Dew who teaches in the doctoral program in global leadership at Troy University in Alabama. He earned his doctorate in education from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Dew is an ASQ fellow, International Academy for Quality (IAG) member, past chair of ASQ’s Energy & Environmental Division, past chair of ASQ’s Education Division and a member of the IAQ Planet Earth Think Tank.

Here are the facts:

  • For quality professionals, there’s sometimes a need for a specific approach to innovative thinking.
  • The author outlines four well-defined approaches to stimulating spontaneous, unplanned innovation and creative thinking in situations that quality professionals can use.
  • He also outlines four methods for purposefully seeking new and creative ideas that will redefine what the world knows about specific topics.
  • As these approaches often bring change to an organization, quality professionals must develop plans to weaken the resisting forces and strengthen the supporting forces.

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Quality Progress September 2023

Quality Progress 2023-09 CoverDeepen Your Scope

To add value, the scope and depth of audits must be expanded to the system level.

This article is presented by Ron Sedlock who has more than 44 years of quality experience. He began his career studying under the personal tutorage of W. Edwards Deming and Joseph M. Juran. He has been a member of ASQ since 1976 and has held most ASQ certifications. He is a military veteran who served with the 1st Air Cavalry in Vietnam.

Here are the facts:

  • Traditional audits are narrow in scope and shallow in depth. To truly add value to organizations, audits must go beyond regulatory and standard requirements and be widened to the system level.
  • A system-based approach audits or assesses an organization’s overall performance to achieve the intended results.
  • Systems thinking is a way of making sense of a complex world by looking at it in terms of wholes and relationships rather than by splitting it down into its parts.

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Why is it important for YOU to become and continue as an ASQ member?

Meet Govind Ramu, P. Eng. and ASQ member of 25 years.
He is a Quality Management Professional, ASQ Fellow, Stanford LEAD Distinguished Scholar, Professional Engineer (Ontario) and ASQ Crosby Medal Recipient.
He shares his two minutes sales pitch on LinkedIn HERE.


ASQ Open Access

Quality Resources is your one-stop online library of information related to quality. Access more than 75 years’ worth of practical and research-based content, tools, and data about defining, achieving, measuring, controlling, and improving quality, created for all experience levels.

Gathered from around the globe, ASQ content is peer-reviewed by subject matter experts and published in a variety of formats, all accessible on ASQ’s website.

Ways to find content

  • Search Quality Content — Search more than 30,000 journal articles, case studies, books, standards, courses, webcasts, and presentations. The collection is indexed to be searchable by topic, keyword, industry, date, and more.
  • Browse/Learn About Quality topics — Explore A to Z concepts, tools, applications, and technical terms that make up the world of quality.

Who has access to content on

ASQ members have the most access to online full-text content, but all visitors will always find sample content available. 

All visitors can…

Additional open-access and member-benefit publications are also available from topic- and industry-focused forums and divisions.

Calling All NextGens!

myASQ NextGen

Join the myASQ NextGen online community!

Are you a young professional in the quality field? Are you new to the world of quality or in a new job/role? Join the myASQ NextGen online community to share resources, ask questions, and make connections that will help you navigate the early years in your quality career. Click here to join and begin experiencing this exciting new community.

For more information on this ASQ program, visit ASQ NextGen.

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.

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ASQ Fellow

ASQ Logo 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

Rev. 2023-11-02

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

Audit Division Conference
(Symposium de la division audits)
November 2 – 3, 2023, Reno, NV


Women in Quality Symposium
(Symposium de la femme en qualité)
December 7, 2023, Virtual Event

Lean and Six Sigma Conference
(Conférence Lean et Six Sigma)
February 18 – 21, 2024, Phoenix, AZ – In Person

World Conference on Quality & Improvement
(Conférence mondiale sur la qualité et l’amélioration)
May 12 – 15, 2024, San Diego, CA – In Person


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Rev. 2022-10-15

A note on our translations (English/French): To simplify our life we use the free application DeepL Translator operated by DeepL SE in Cologne, Germany.

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