Diana Toffa, President

Diana Toffa has extensive experience in the management and coordination of projects and administrative activities in the field of international development and in community sector. She holds a Master's degree in Public Law and a DESS in Public Administration, and is particularly interested in issues related to women, vulnerable populations and social justice.

She currently holds the position of Coordinator of Operations and Administration at CDÉACF, the Centre de documentation sur l'éducation des adultes et la condition féminine.


Themission of BCAQ is particularly important to me for very personal reasons. Accurate and up-to-date information on breast cancer and the populations particularly affected by this problem is crucial to a better understanding of this phenomenon and the various aspects surrounding it.

What does environmental health mean to you?

Environmental health is an important issue in understanding the possible connections between breast cancer and environmental factors. Since little is known about this "cause and effect" link, it is important that as many people as possible be better informed to be able to fully claim a healthy environment free of factors that affect health.


Marie Nikette Lorméus, Vice President

Marie Nikette, program evaluator, has a long-standing personal commitment to women's rights issues and has been a member of several organizations and platforms on women's rights issues in Haiti and Latin America.


Once I arrived in Quebec, I was eager to continue my involvement in women's rights activities. I joined the BCAQ as a worker and fell in love with the work the organization is doing to fight the invasion of toxins on all fronts and specifically through the reform of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act. 

What does environmental health mean to you?

I believe that environmental health is the right of every citizen to live in a healthy environment where toxic substances are well controlled at all levels to avoid the risk of serious diseases (cancer). 


 Elizabeth Lallemand, Secretary/Treasurer

Elizabeth Lallemand is Program Engagement and Community Manager at McGill University. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Marketing from Concordia University.


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 Ariane K. Métellus, Director

Ariane K. Métellus is a social entrepreneur, consultant, speaker and birth doula. Her background has led her to examine the importance of experience in the health system, specifically in sexual and reproductive health and perinatal care of marginalized women, particularly Black and diverse women in Quebec.


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 Ama Maria Anney, Director/Executive Director

An Ivorian-Canadian feminist specializing in Gender and Social Policy (B.Ed, M.A.) Ama Maria Anney has an in-depth knowledge of BCAQ and ability to convey strategic thinking clearly and efficiently. Before joining the team Ama Maria has been on the board of BCAQ for seven years and has been an active volunteer particularly for the human resources commitee and our work on breast cancer and women of diverse origins. She has been Prevention and Strategic Development Coordinator in our organization between 2021 and 2023. Ama Anney has about twelve years of experience in popular education, advocacy, political analysis and prevention in the Quebec feminist movement. A (re) questioning of the social pressures devolving on women at the crossroads of oppression remain her main sources of interest. 

Honorary Members

Deena Dlusy-Apel

Janine O’Leary-Cobb

Michele Landsberg

Francine Pelletier

Sharon Batt