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Our team

Mathe-Manuel Daigneault

Mathé-Manuel Daigneault

 

(Pronoun: he/him – Masculine or neuter pronouns) Mathé-Manuel holds a bachelor’s degree in Cultural Animation and Research and is currently completing a short graduate program in Managing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace.

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A transmasculine queer and neurodivergent person himself, he has previously been involved with a number of sexual and gender diversity organizations, notably as project manager for Fierté Montréal, trainer for Jeunes Identités Créatives and training and development officer for the gender identity component of GRIS-Montréal.

In addition to his independent practice as a trainer and consultant in sexual and gender diversity and IDT, he is a research professional for the Laboratoire Inclusif de recherche et développement at Université Sherbrooke and coordinator of the Équipe de recherche sur les jeunes trans et leurs familles. Passionate about inclusive education, he has previously worked in secondary education (music, ECR, PPO and sexual education) and in animation-intervention with teenagers.

Fran Delhoume

 

(Pronoun: she – her) Fran Delhoume has been an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant at URelles since 2022.

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She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychoeducation and a Master’s degree in Organizational Development, and is currently completing a short graduate program in Managing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (DEI) in the Workplace.

Passionate about neuroinclusion, she wrote a thesis on the subject. Surprised by the results that emerge, and with an inquisitive mind, she chooses to question beliefs and practices in order to move towards an ever more truly inclusive world. An insatiable student, the doctorate is still only one impulsive step away from beginning.

Identifying herself as a neuroqueer, her quest to understand her own neurodivergence and intersectional realities has naturally interwoven with her academic and professional projects. Using her life experience as experiential knowledge, she has developed an expertise at the convergence of consulting, management and DEI.

Today, she wears the hats of university lecturer, trainer in private practice and NOVA consultant, believing strongly in the power of knowledge transfer and facilitation as a contribution to an inclusive revolution. She is also co-host of the Les Neurodivertissantes podcast, which works to popularize, democratize and share expertise and knowledge around neurodiversity in the workplace.

Chloé Freslon

 

(Pronoun: she – her) Chloé Freslon is the founder of URelles.

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After working for nearly 15 years in the technology industry, with both large corporations and SMEs, Chloé became aware of the homogeneity of the workforce. At the time, she was managing the digital platforms of a media outlet, the Métro newspaper, she decided to seize this opportunity to talk about the lack of diversity in the industry. These were the beginnings of URelles. In 2018, in a bid to raise awareness of the lack of women in the tech community, she co-founded an NPO, Le manifeste des femmes en technologie, with six other technologists.

Chloé is regularly invited to panels and conferences that deal with equity, diversity and inclusion.

Chloé has been nominated three years in a row, in 2018, 2019 and 2021, as Diversity Champion of the Montreal Startup Community Awards.

She was also nominated for the RBC Women of Influence Award in 2020 and 2021.

She was one of six experts who participated in the first-ever report on psychological and sexual harassment in IT, in Quebec, produced by TECHNOcompétences.

Chloé was also a consultant in the creation of the Quebec pro-diversity movement #ensembleinc.

Chloé holds a certificate in diversity and inclusion from Cornell University.

She is also a Certified SIAC Professional by the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI).

Sarah Lemay


(Pronoun: sher – her) Sarah has been a collaborator of URelles since 2024.
She is a DEI trainer and consultant. She holds a customized Master’s degree in DEI, and is also a student in the law certificate program at Université Laval and in the short program in educational intervention with adults offered by TÉLUQ.

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In addition, having worked as a social worker in various community settings, she has significant experience of several historically marginalized groups, including people living with severe psychiatric disorders, people in the justice system and people living in precarious financial situations.

Also, having worked at GRIS Mauricie/Centre-du-Québec for several years, she has an in-depth understanding of the needs of sexually and gender-diverse communities, enabling her to help organizations respond to the unique challenges they face.

She also specializes in the cognitive biases that can influence our decision-making and daily interactions, particularly those found in the hiring process and the workplace.

She also has a keen interest in inclusive and accessible communication. She believes in the importance of using epicene communication to represent all gender identities.

Finally, Sarah is committed to helping organizations implement inclusive, innovative and bold practices.

Florence Martin

 

(Pronoun: she – her) Florence has been Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator at URelles since 2023.

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With a diploma in intervention techniques in criminology, as well as a bachelor’s degree in the same discipline, Florence has been working with various groups in the Quebec population for many years, in addition to specializing in victimology and harassment in the workplace. She is still a member of the Groupe d’aide et d’information sur le harcèlement au travail (GAIHST).

As someone who is close to her community, Florence has been involved for several years with people experiencing homelessness in Montreal, as well as at the Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Montréal (IUSMM), more specifically in the units offering specialized care and services for psychotic disorders.

In addition to her experience in intervention and support for neurodivergent individuals, she has also been an internship supervisor for UQAM’s School of Social Work.

Drawing on her field experience with different communities as well as with Quebec workers, Florence now shares her expertise with a view to prevention and awareness-raising, as well as to creating more inclusive and healthy spaces for all.