As an independent institution reporting to the National Assembly of Québec, the Directeur général des élections du Québec plays an active role internationally by sharing his electoral expertise with countries and international organizations devoted to the promotion of democracy and the well-being of individuals.
In so doing, the Directeur général des élections du Québec wants to contribute to the development of knowledge and the strengthening of electoral systems. He relies on the custom-tailored transfer of his expertise to support election officials in their efforts to consolidate electoral processes.
Already in 1985, the Institution was collaborating in missions at the international level and was hosting delegations and visitors from various countries.
You can consult the list of missions and the list of the Hosting of delegations and foreign visitors. (In French)
Mission in Ethiopia
From September 29 to October 1, 2016, the International IDEA, the African Union Commission, the International Organization of la Francophonie (IOF) and the Réseau des compétences électorales francophones (RECEF) jointly organized a technical workshop on civil records and elections in Africa, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This major international event brought together over 75 participants from some 30 countries of Francophone, Anglophone, Lusophone and Arabic Africa.
For the occasion, the Directeur général des élections du Québec was represented by three people. Through its role as Secretary General of the RECEF, it coordinated a part of the event and hosted a part of the training provided to participants.
Mission in France
May 31 and June 1, 2016, in Paris, two representatives from the Directeur général des élections du Québec represented the Réseau des compétences électorales francophones (RECEF) on the occasion of the 5th Journées des Réseaux institutionnels de la Francophonie.
For more information on this event, please visit the RECEF website.
Reception of francophone ambassadors in office in Canada
On October 19, 2016, the Chief Electoral Officer was involved in the programming of the visit of the Heads of francophone diplomatic missions accredited in Ottawa. On the occasion of a working breakfast hosted by the Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie, the Chief Electoral Officer has presented to the 21 ambassadors Québec's electoral system and its administration, as well as the international activities of the Directeur général des élections and of the Réseau des compétences électorales francophones, the RECEF.