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).




Florence Martin


(Pronoun: she – her) Florence has been Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator at URelles since 2023, and is a member of the Ordre professionnel des criminologues du Québec.

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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.

Michelle Martineau

(Pronoun: she – her) Michelle has been an EDI analyst at URelles since 2023.

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In 2013, she completed a master’s degree in French public law at the Université des Antilles (Guadeloupe) and, two years later (2015), moved to Montreal to pursue studies in political science at UQAM (Université du Québec à Montréal). She graduated with a Master’s degree in political science (concentration in international relations, cooperation and development). Her master’s thesis dealt with departmentalization and the national question in Guadeloupe from 1950 to 1990. Since 2018, she has been pursuing a PhD in political science at the Université de Montréal (Canada). Currently in the writing phase, her thesis entitled “La convergence identité politique/identité culturelle : débats politiques et nationalistes en Guadeloupe” (The convergence of political identity and cultural identity: political and nationalist debates in Guadeloupe) aims to show the importance of taking into account the identity focus in the political future of the archipelago, from 2003 to 2009, in the post-colonial era, and this, from a decolonial perspective. Her research interests revolve around issues of colonization, decolonization, political/cultural identity, nationalism and Caribbean geopolitics.

In addition to her academic career, Michelle is also a research assistant for the Collectif de recherche d’action politique et démocratie (CAPED), a research center based at the Université de Montréal. She worked as a communications assistant for Érudit, a consortium between UdeM, UQAM and Université Laval promoting open access to research. She was a student representative‧e‧s at the UQAM-based Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire sur la diversité et la démocratie (CRIDAQ) from 2021 to 2023, and has sat on the EDI committee since 2023, where the application of policies within the center was at the heart of her mandate. Since 2022, she has been a member of the Board of Directors of l’Arbre du Voyageur, an organization that helps West Indians integrate into Quebec and Canadian society. With two of her friends (Adeline Louison and Jordy Belance), she hosts the podcast “Identithèse”, which addresses the complexity of West Indian identity and its impact on the social, political and cultural landscape of Guadeloupe and Martinique. Since 2020, she has been the founder of the “Identités Caraïbes” blog, specializing in national, ethnic and identity issues in the Caribbean region and its diaspora.