Human Resources

Maximize the skills of the sector’s workforce by implementing solutions, programs and initiatives to assist in the development, attraction, recruitment and retention of workers, in keeping with the industry’s current and future needs.

Strategic priorities

  1. Mobilization and recognition: mobilize the sector; communicate and celebrate successes.
  2. Adequate job training: strategic and global planning for teaching and training based on current and future business needs.
  3. Continued training and support: develop a culture of sharing, knowledge transfer and skills development.
  4. Recruitment: promote recruitment activities and opportunities.
  5. Retention: communicate and share good retention practices.
  6. Attractiveness: promote the innovation, dynamism and appeal of the industry, as well as its know-how and importance of its trades.
  7. Access to information: consolidate and communicate available resources specific to the industry.

Consult work progress reports

“Many managers of Québec companies tell me that staff recruitment and training are major challenges. Positioning Montréal as a fashion capital means ensuring that we have enough skilled and properly trained workers to successfully sustain the sector’s businesses.”
Claude Marchand
LCI Education Network | LaSalle College
Working Group President

List of Working Group members (as of August 10, 2017)

  • Louis Arsenault, Vêtements Peerless
  • Claude Barbeau, Innotex Protection
  • Marilyne Baril, MARIGOLD par Marilyne Baril
  • Camille Bonne, ShoeShoeBags
  • François Bousquet, LaSalle College
  • Marie Brouillet, Vestechpro, Cégep Marie-Victorin
  • Marianne Brousseau-Paquet, Ministère de l’Économie, de la Science et de l’Innovation – Québec (MESI)
  • Manuel Champagne, Détail Québec
  • Danielle Charest, Maison Marie Saint Pierre
  • Stephane Cliche, Confection C. Cliche inc.
  • Linda Cyrenne, Comité sectoriel de main-d’œuvre de l’industrie textile du Québec (CSMO Textile)
  • Maria Dagostino, Les Confections Stroma
  • Mathilde Einhorn, Höldur
  • Marie-Eve Faust, École supérieure de mode, ESG UQAM
  • Shan Gilbert, SHAN
  • Julie Gravel, Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur – Québec
  • Bob Kirke, Fédération canadienne du vêtement (FCV)
  • Kina Konto, Ministère de l’Économie, de la Science et de l’Innovation – Québec (MESI)
  • Louise Labrecque, Styliste et chroniqueuse
  • Camille Lafontaine-Tardif, Connexion Vêtement
  • Daniel Lieberman, LAMOUR
  • Denis Marceau, Groupe Dynamite
  • Maria Mazzuca, Hanesbrands
  • Laura Melo, Ethik BGC
  • Odette Nappert, Campus Notre-Dame-de-Foy (CNDF)
  • Sylvain Mandeville (Marco Roy), Cégep Marie-Victorin
  • Lyne Raymond, la Vie en Rose
  • Neal Santamaria, Institut de recherche sur l’intégration professionnelle des immigrants (IRIPI), Collège Maisonneuve
  • Iris Setlakwe, Groupe Collection Iris
  • Michael Charest (Tara Stamm), Groupe Mark Edwards
  • Denise Tétreault (Michel Savoie), Cirque du Soleil
  • Donald Violette, Direction régionale de l’île de Montréal, Emploi-Québec
  • Serge Zagury, Gildan