Structure and organization

Ostéopathie Québec is a non-profit association that represents some 1280 osteopaths in Quebec. Members meet at an annual convention to determine its orientation and activities. Members constitute the officials and various committees of the institution.

Board of Directors

Comprised entirely of Diplomas in Osteopathy, the Board of Directors meets regularly to assess the state of the practice and to ensure that all activities undertaken adhere to the founding values and principles of the profession.

As of October 29, 2016, the Board has been composed of the following members :

• Marc Gauthier, D.O. Chair
• Richard D’Anjou, D.O. Vice-chair
• Stephanie  Demers, D.O. Secretary
• Jocelyn Bousquet, D.O. Treasurer
• Caroline Cressens, D.O. Director
• Marie-Line Deslauriers, D.O. Director
• Jad Khoury, D.O. Director
• Marie-Laure Osty, D.O. Director

Committees under the oversight of the Board of Directors

The Insurance Committee representing Osteopathy Quebec

Members (January 2016) : Jocelyn Bousquet, D.O. treasurer, Louise Cantin, CEO, Ostéopathie Québec and Guy Lacroix, consultant

The Professional Accounts Committee

This committee (comité révision des politiques des honoraires fixes, des dépenses et frais de déplacement) is responsible for revising billing structures for fixed honorariums, expenses and transportation expenses.

Members : Jocelyn Bousquet, D.O. treasurer and Louise Cantin, CEO, Ostéopathie Québec.

The Polling Committee

This committee (comité Sondage auprès des membres) works to identify the concerns and interests of all members.

Members : Review

The General Regulations Committee

This committee (comité sur les Règlements généraux) oversees the evolution of the association and ensures that members respect all regulations.

Members : Marie-Line Deslauriers,  D.O. and Louise Cantin, CEO, Ostéopathie Québec.

The Governing and Ethics Committee

This committee (comité Gouvernance et éthique) advises and supports the Board and ensures consistency in the application of good-governance and ethics regulations.

Members : Marcelo Eduardo Gomez Molina, D.O., Quality and Risk Manager, CSSS d’Argenteuil, Marie-Josée Potvin, D.O., bioethicist, Marie-Line Deslauriers, D.O..and Louise Cantin, CEO, Ostéopathie Québec as secretary of the comittee.

Committees under the oversight of the CEO

The Strategic Communications Committee

This committee shapes and diffuses the profile of Ostéopathie Québec. It establishes communications priorities.

Members : Review

The Committee for Students in Osteopathy

The committee (comité de la relève étudiante ) determines the needs of interns and future graduates in osteopathy (I.O.).

Members ( at november 20th 2014): Isabelle Coindre, D.O., Andrée Aubin, D.O., Bernard Philie, GD of CEO, Stéphane Cardinal, D.O., Denise Laberge, Pedagogic Director, CEO, Andréanne Duchemin, student, Évelyne Forest, D.O., Jessica Dello Sbarba, student, Josée Ouellet, D.O., Marc-Olivier L’Espérance,  student, Maria-Rosario Rebolledo, student, Suzanne Dufresne, D.O., Yannick Vartian, I.O., and Louise cantin, CEO, Ostéopathie Québec.

The Committee for Admissions and Competencies

This group (Le comité de l’admission et de la compétence) establishes the skills required for osteopathic practice and assesses the status of aspiring candidates.

It includes : Velda Lulic, D.O., Michael De Gouveia, D.O., Monique Dagenais, D.O., Monique Beaulieu, D.O. and Jad Khoury, D.O..

Headquarters of Ostéopathie Québec

The offices of Ostéopathie Québec are located at:
204-7000, Ave. du Parc
Montréal (Québec)
H3N 1X1
Tel. 514-770-5043
Toll-free. 1 844 770-5043

The core staff of Ostéopathie Québec are :

• Louise CANTIN Chief Executive Officer
• Céline VÉRILHAC Administrative Assistant
•Katia McEvoy Communication agent
•Josée Lavoie
•Emmanuel Poncelet
Office clerk
•Lucie Déraps