Andrée Laforest owns and manages the Mini-Amours academy, daycare and pre-kindergarten. She trained as a teacher and holds a B.A. in grade school and pre-school teaching from Université du Québec à Chicoutimi. She taught for six years at the Rives-du-Saguenay school board.
Concerned by educational services in her region, she was a member of the board of directors of the Chicoutimi École Apostolique. This allowed her to contribute to the instauration of the daycare, the kindergarten of the school foundation.
She also owns with her companion and children the Eugène Allard cuisine et tendances store, which is part of a group of family businesses established some eighty-five years ago. She is a mother of four children. Given her experience, her family is her priority.