Born in Montreal on March 22, 1962, Francine Charbonneau is married to Christian Simard and a mother of three.
Mrs. Charbonneau was a member of various school committees from 1993 to 1998 at the Commission scolaire des Mille-Îles, which became the Commission scolaire de Laval in 1998. Following this, she became Commissioner and a Member of the Executive Committee from 1998 to 2008, President from 2002- 2008, plus President of the Executive Committee in 2007 and 2008. Team Leader for the Action scolaire de Laval from 2003 to 2008, Mrs. Charbonneau was also a Member of the Commission régionale de développement de la Conférence régionale des élus (CRÉ) of Laval from 2004 to 2008.
Elected Member of the National Assembly for the Mille-Îles riding in 2008, she was Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Immigration and Cultural Communities from January 15, 2009 to September 21, 2010. Since 2009, she is a Member of the Committee on Culture and Education; of the Select Committee on Dying with Dignity; and of the Québec Section, Assemblée parlementaire de la Francophonie (APF). In September 2010, she became Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Family and Member of the Committee on Public Administration. Finally, on February 10, 2011 Mrs. Charbonneau became a Member of the Committee on Health and Social Services. She's re-elected on April 7, 2014.
Francine Charbonneau is conscious of representing all the citizens of her riding in Québec city; her aim is to improve the quality of life of her fellow citizens.