Putting our members first

APER is a bilingual professional association founded in 1973 that represents managers working in Quebec’s health and social services sector. Since APER’s inception, we’ve been a staunch ally for our members, offering a wide range of professional services to meet their unique needs around career development, labour relations, and advocacy.

Our mission

Our mission is to advocate for the rights and working conditions of managers in Quebec’s health and social services system.

Our values


We have a reputation for providing professional service and delivering meaningful results.


The APER team is proactive, engaged, member-oriented, and committed to quality service.


We opt for a non-confrontational, mutually beneficial approach to dispute resolution.


We have proven expertise in labour relations and labour law and an in-depth understanding of the health and social services system.


APER aims build community by providing professional development and networking opportunities for managers all over Quebec.

Board of Directors

Our directors carry out their duties and responsibilities in accordance with the association bylaws and serve the terms for which they were elected at the Annual Meeting. The Board of Directors’ role is to adopt policies that align with the association’s strategic goals. It also sets targets and allocates the resources needed to meet them. More broadly, the Board is responsible for the overall management and oversight for the association. APER relies on the active involvement and commitment of our Board’s 8 elected members, who meet at least 4 times a year to fulfill their mandates.

Christian Samoisette
President, CIUSSS
West-Central Montreal
Juliana Arnoldo
Vice President, CHU Sainte-Justine,
Nayma Tsouria
Treasurer, CHU Sainte-Justine
Julie Labrecque
Administrator, CIUSSS
Joe Vieira
Administrateur, Centre Universitaire
de Santé McGill (CUSM), Montréal
Marjorie Pigeon
Administratrice, Réseau de Santé Vitalité,
Élaine Raymond
CHUM, Montreal
Yamama Tamin
CISSS of Gaspesie

Special member services and benefits

Your APER membership gives you access to a wealth of services designed to meet your needs (and many members-only perks as well!). Become a member and start receiving benefits today!