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Geneviève Viau / Scientific professional

B.Ed. Vocational and Educational Guidance, M.A. Education Sciences (Careerology)

Geneviève Viau


In 1991, Geneviève Viau began her professional career, sitting on joint labour/management committees on the reclassification of redundant workers and serving  as an employment counsellor and then as a vocational counsellor in situations involving high risk of emotional distress. During that time, she also worked as a teacher at the CEGEP and university levels in various continuing education programs.

In 2008, Ms. Viau began working at the Direction générale de l’indemnisation et de la réadaptation of the Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST), where she held jobs as a skills development counsellor in rehabilitation and as a strategic advisor/assistant to the director.

She has worked in the field of work reintegration for over 25 years.


  • Returning workers to work and helping them remain at work
  • Work reintegration
  • Psychological injuries
  • Québec legislation, and compensation and rehabilitation policies
  • Administrative processes for handling occupational injury claims in Québec

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