1st prize: Claire-Marie Legendre, CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS

Claire-Marie Legendre completed a PhD in clinical sciences from Université de Sherbrooke. After her doctoral studies, she worked as a research professional in the social sciences and health sectors in a number of research laboratories (genetics, rehabilitation, aging).

In 2017, she joined the Institut universitaire de première ligne en santé et services sociaux (IUPLSSS) as the coordinator of the program focused on child development in the family and community. At the IUPLSSS, she works to generate useful knowledge for front-line stakeholders and managers and improve the practices within the CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS and across the network.

In 2021, she supported the Direction de la protection de la jeunesse (DPJ) of the CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS by developing and coordinating a training course of reflective workshops for senior facilitators on neglect, separation conflicts and emotional difficulties and counselling.

Claire-Marie Legendre also contributed to the development of the Réseau estrien de soutien à l’engagement des collaborateurs—a group of six agencies involving users and patient-partners in the organization of care and services, university education and research.