Canadian Manufacturing

AFISQ ceases activities as of Jan. 1

AFISQ members who will be added to the Medtech Canada membership will benefit from the Medtech Canada network across the country.

January 13, 2022   by CM Staff

MONTREAL — The Association of Quebec Health Industry Suppliers (AFISQ), after 25 years of serving manufacturers and distributors in Quebec, has chosen to cease its activities as of January 1, 2022. Bringing together up to fifty companies in the medical technology sector, AFISQ has played a role in establishing a favorable climate for doing business with the health network.

The evolution of the market, the consolidations of companies and the increasingly demanding and complex business environment have prompted the members of AFISQ to review its business model. It’s the option of dissolving the association and transferring the membership of its members not already associated to Medtech Canada, a national association, which has been retained by the members of AFISQ.

“In recent years, it has unfortunately become increasingly difficult to provide adequate service to members of the industry. Market players have come together and resolving issues has become increasingly complex, especially for a relatively small association like AFISQ. The resources needed to accomplish the Association’s mission are beyond its capabilities. The transition of membership to Medtech Canada is the appropriate course of action, “explains Pierre Bourgon, President of AFISQ. He adds that “Members will greatly benefit from the level of support that Medtech Canada offers, including its pan-Canadian reach. I am proud to have been able to serve the industry over the past few years and I am confident for the future with Medtech Canada.”

AFISQ members who will be added to the Medtech Canada membership will immediately benefit from the Medtech Canada network across the country.

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Medtech Canada is the national association representing the Canadian medical technology industry. In Quebec, it has more than 369 equipment, devices and services companies used in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and health problems. The medical technology sector represents nearly 14,000 jobs in Quebec.