L'Association pour la santé environnementale du Québec / Environmental Health Association of Québec

Past workshops

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ASEQ-EHAQ, collaborated with UQAM, the Service aux collectivités de l’UQAM and TELUQ to develop a project on environmental sensitivities funded by the Ministry of Education, Québec (Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport). Twenty eight people were trained from eleven regions of Quebec, and workshops were held on the biological and legal aspects of ES, covering ten regions of Quebec.

The three main themes of the workshops are

  1. Understanding the illness and its context
  2. Rights related to the workplace and housing
  3. Methods, tools and resources to better manage this condition.

The workshop is grounded in medical, biological and legal facts.

One of the frequent side effects of ES on the individual and his or her entourage is isolation and a diminution of activities. It is therefore important to take this information to the individuals in their regions by offering the possibility of participating in a workshop in their own region.

The workshop’s main goal is to help people suffering from ES become more conscious of their needs, better manage their medical condition, and prepare to retake their place in society. These workshops are therefore a place for recognition and sharing among participants. A realistic and constructive approach is used in order to increase the person’s ability to act by giving them simple and effective tools to assimilate complex content.

Since the successful completion of this project, ASEQ-EHAQ is looking forward to holding workshops across Québec through the people who have been trained as trainers.

Service aux Collectivités, funded by the Ministry of Education, Québec

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Workshop dates 2012-2013


  • Outaouais
  • Laurentides
  • Laurentides
  • Estrie
  • Montérégie
  • Montréal et Laval
  • Capitale Nationale
  • Chaudière-Appalaches
  • Bas-St-Laurent
  • Saguenay Lac-St-Jean



27 October 2012
24 Novembre 2012
25 Novembre 2012
7 Decembre 2012
8 Decembre 2012
20 January 2013
13 April 2013
27 April 2013
11 May 2013
25 May 2013

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Workshops: The beginning

A Train the Trainer Project on Environmental Sensitivities

A collaboration between the Service de collectivité UQAM, University of Québec in Montréal, TELUQ and l’Association pour la santé environnementale du Québec (ASEQ)

Pilot Workshop – May 25, 2012

The first training was held in Montreal on 29th and 30th September, 2012

The second training was held in Montreal on 13th and 14th October, 2012

For both training sessions, fifteen people were trained from the following regions: Estrie, Laurentides, Lanaudière, Montérégie and Montréal

The training was done by Professors Rachel Cox and Lise Parent, and the coordinator of the project, Mme Marie-Eve Brodeur.

Workshop in Gatineau

A successful workshop was held in Gatineau on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at the Centre d’hébergement Champlain Gatineau, 510, boulevard La Vérendrye Est, Gatineau (Québec) J8P 8B4

The workshop was given by Michel Gaudet (Vice-President and Spokesperson of ASEQ), Professeur Rachel Cox and Marie-Eve Brodeur.

The workshop was full with 16 participants from the area.

Mme Lise D’Amour is the Resource person for l’Outaouais.

REMINDER: Our upcoming workshops are in St.Sauveur onNovember 24th and 25th 2012. Contact us for more information

Saint-Sauveur workshop

Two well attended workshops were held in Saint-Sauveur on November 24th and 25th at Manger Santé : 411 rue Principale RR4, Saint-Sauveur, Qc J0R 1R4 .

The workshops were given by Vida Guido, Line Vachon and Michel Gaudet.

Magog workshop

The workshops from Sherbrooke and Sutton were held at Magog on December 7th and 8th . Chantal Picard, Kathya Heppell, Barbara Vogt and Michel Gaudet presented the workshops.

EHAQ thanks M. Pierre Morin for generously offering his home for the workshops.

Quebec City workshop

9 people were trained in Québec city on March 16th and 17th 2013. The workshops were for people of the following regions: Capitale Nationale, Bas St-Laurent, Chaudière-Appalache, Saguenay Lac-Saint-Jean et Côte-Nord.

EHAQ would like to thank Mélanie and Pierre for providing a meeting space and for all their hard work in making this event a succes.

Workshop in Montreal

A workshop was held in Montréal on January 19th 2013!

Quebec, Rimouski and Chicoutimi workshops

The 3 last workshops in Quebec city, Rimouski and Chicoutimi were a great success!

EHAQ is proud to announce that the workshops in Québec have been completed.

Even though the project is not yet completed, for their dedication, site tenacity and excellent support, we wish to sincerely thank Claire Vanier, Service aux collectivités de l’UQAM , Rachel Cox, professeure, Département des sciences juridiques de l’UQAM, Lise Parent, professeure en Sciences de l’environnement, TELUQ, Marie-Ève Brodeur, Agente de développement, Projet de formation sur l’hypersensibilité environnementale.

We also thank all our trainers across Québec for their enthusiasm and hard work and their strong resolution to take this project forward in their communities across Québec. We are keen to work alongside you to see that the workshop is carried forward in your regions.

To the many people who attended the workshops, from your comments, calls and emails we know that the workshop has been a turning point in your life. We are very touched by your stories of how this has broken some of the isolation and exclusion that you face because you suffer from this illness, how you have made new friends who also have this illness, how you are more empowered now that you have information for yourself, your family and your support system. And best of all that you want to take the message forward. We encourage you to do this and we will support your endeavours across Québec.

Here are some photos of our last workshops:

Workshop in Chicoutimi :

Auberge Carcajou – éco et sain, sans parfum

Tél: 418.673.1991

Montreal workshop

The workshop in Montreal was well attended and had participants from other regions of Québec. Michel Gaudet presented the workshop.

The workshop proved to be very useful for people suffering from environmental sensitivities. For more information, or if you would like a workshop in your region, please contact EHAQ.