Québec has maintained an office in New England since 1970, recognizing the region’s importance as a neighbour and a partner in a wide array of sectors.
The Québec Government Office in Boston’s mandate is to defend and promote Québec’s interests throughout the region and to foster economic, political, artistic, academic and institutional exchanges with the six New England states.
Québec and the United States: Prospering together
Québec is the United States’
10th trading partner
Spent each year by
Quebeckers traveling to the U. S.
in the U. S
More than 12 000 Québec
companies do business
in the United States
255k U. S. jobs
Over 250 000 Americans
work for Québec-owned businesses
in the United States
Call for proposals : An internship program for the members of RVFFA25 July 2017While attending the 2017 Meeting of Francophone and Francophile Cities Network (RVFFA), les Offices jeunesse internationaux du Québec (LOJIQ) , le Centre de la Francophonie des Amériques (CFA), the City of Québec, and l'Office franco-québécois pour la jeunesse (OFQJ) announced the pilot project of a...
SAIL BOSTON 2017 : Overview of Minister St-Pierre's visit in Boston6 July 2017On June 16, 2017, the staffers of the Québec Government office in Boston were very excited to welcome the Minister of International Relations and la Francophonie of Québec, Christine St-Pierre. Not only did she meet with influent economical stakeholders and devoted civil society advocates from...
SUMMIT - Marie-Claude Francoeur at cc:econ 20176 September 2017 au 8 September 2017|
Save the date ! September 7, 2017 Join us at cc:econ 2017 Catalysts of the Climate Economy National Innovation Summit as Québec Delegate to New England, Marie-Claude Francoeur, speaks on the pitch solution Carbon Pricing or Market...
CIRCUS : Réversible - The 7 fingers @ Boston6 September 2017 au 24 September 2017|
Arts and Culture
Sept. 6- 24, 2017 Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre -- With the success of Cuisine & Confessions in 2016, The 7 Fingers had to comeback to Boston! The time has finally come : the circus company is back in town! Performing at the...
Marie-Claude Francoeur was appointed the Québec Government Delegate in Boston in May 2014.This is her second term in Boston.
Ms. Francoeur formerly served as the Assistant Deputy Minister for Policies, Multilateral and Francophone Affairs and as Acting Chief of Protocol, from 2011 to 2012, at the Québec Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie.
Ms. Francoeur was also Chief of Staff for the Québec Minister of Transportation and the Minister of Labour. Throughout her career, Ms. Francoeur has worked to shape and promote Québec’s policies on climate change, labor, transportation, energy and francophonie, both at home and internationally.
Ms. Francoeur holds masters’ degrees in both public administration and international relations from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, as well as a bachelor’s degree in applied sciences from Laval University in Québec and a certificate in advanced management from the McGill Executive Institute. Ms. Francoeur has also completed the Senior Managers in Government program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Today, Québec is a place to connect and create that is highly valued by talented people around the globe. That’s because ideas are expressed freely and can collide, flourish and become realities in Québec; because Québec is both peace-loving and assertive, forward thinking and proud of its roots, northern yet warm and inviting, rich in contrasts. Québec is autonomous in areas within its constitutional jurisdiction and bases its international action on the extension of its powers within the Canadian federation.
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For further details concerning the Québec government’s Québec studies programs in the United States, contact the Québec Government Office serving your state.
These grants are awarded following an assessment of projects received before the deadline. A selection committee is responsible for evaluating the projects according to specific criteria.
The call for applications for the projects in the competitive category will take place from October 17th to December 16th, 2016, exclusively for the Program of grants for professors and researchers.
Grants for Professors and Researchers
Please note that the call for applications in this grant program will take place from October 17th to December 16th, 2016.
These grants are aimed at encouraging research on Québec at U.S. universities, in the humanities and social sciences. The main purpose of this research will be to promote better understanding of Québec and/or its relations with the United States.
This section of the program is intended for:
faculty members at accredited U.S. four-year colleges and universities
researchers at U.S. research institutions
recent Ph.D. recipients who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States are also eligible to apply.
This grant is aimed at encouraging the organization of conferences on themes related to Québec and/or its relations with the United States, or the welcoming of an expert on Québec within the framework of a university course or a conference. The goal is to heighten the awareness of the academic community, students or the general public of topical issues involving Québec and the United States.
This section of the program is intended for:
accredited U.S. four-year colleges and universities
research institutes and other research institutions that organize conferences that promote better understanding of contemporary world issues.
Support program for the acquisition of material on Québec
This grant enables university libraries, research institutes and specialized study centres to expand their collections of books, music recordings, films and other didactic material on Québec. The material may be purchased in electronic format.
The assistance may also be used for annual subscriptions to Québec periodicals, newspapers or newsmagazines, in hard-copy or electronic format. All of this material must be used to support research, studies or teaching with respect to Québec.
This section of the program is intended for accredited U.S. four-year colleges and universities.
The material must be purchased from a Québec publisher or bookstore (by mail or online).