British-Quebec Future Leaders Program (BQFL)


As a division of the British-Quebec Business Coalition, The BQFL program promotes the collaboration between the two communities, particularly among young (under 40) professionals and graduate students.  The BQFL aims to provide a forum for British and Quebec nationals to develop lasting professional relationships with each other, fostering community involvement, trust, and supporting international trade between the two nations.


Maya is a life sciences marketer, community organizer, and acts as VP Future Leaders in the British-Quebec Business Coalition.

Her goal for the Future Leaders group is to provide a strong, positive, and welcoming group of young professionals to the Quebec-British communities. She's found great support from the BQBC organization, and hopes to extend and expand the reach to other young professionals in the Montreal area.


The BQBC is launching its Future Leaders initiative at the end of November, a chance for young (under 40) professionals and graduate students to meet others interested in both the UK and Quebec. The event will feature a speech by Nick Baker, the Consul General of the UK to Montreal, on how Brexit will influence the relationship between the two nations.

Afterwards, there will be networking over drinks between the attendees.

This initial 5@7 will be the first of many events in this program, and a chance to shape and influence the agenda.

Please feel free to get in touch for more information:

Event date and time

November 28th, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Event location

Hurley’s Irish Pub, 1225 Crescent St, Montreal, QC H3G 2B1

Speaker headline

Nick Baker, British General Consul in Montreal

Nick Baker took up his appointment as HM Consul General, Montreal in July 2014. Nick joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 2001.

The Consul General is the senior UK official in a Consulate-General, which is a subordinate office to the Embassy or High Commission. The Consul General represents the UK government and is typically responsible for consular, visa and trade activities in their city or region.

Prior to arriving in Montreal, Nick worked on South Asia issues in London. This followed a posting to southern Afghanistan where Nick led the NATO Provincial Reconstruction Team’s (PRT) political and communications work with the Afghan government to improve security in Helmand province. Nick studied Pashto for a year before going to Afghanistan having spent 5 months heading the British political office in Ivory Coast.

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