Quebecers are outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy reconnecting with their roots. Québec’s plentiful green spaces in the heart or within proximity of large urban areas make it a perfect place to commune with nature. What could be better than a relaxing getaway or a sports outing to re-energize and escape from the daily grind?
Quebecers appreciate good food and their conviviality finds no better form of expression than during a pleasant meal with the family or among friends at a restaurant.
Contemporary Québec cuisine is solidly grounded in French gastronomy and influenced by the knowledge of the Aboriginal peoples, Anglo-Saxon culinary customs and the cooking practices of many cultural communities: smoked fish, game, fine cheeses, ice ciders and foie gras poutine are popular menu items.
Quebecers are known for their festive spirit. Major cultural and sporting events, urban festivals and charming village celebrations – there’s always a good reason to party and share happy times!
Women in Québec are, unquestionably, women who achieve their full potential. They owe that status to the women who came before them and fought for women’s rights in Québec: Marie Lacoste-Gérin-Lajoie, Idola Saint-Jean, Thérèse Casgrain, Simonne Monet-Chartrand and Lise Payette, to name but a few of those remarkable trailblazers.
Québec women are career-oriented and capable, but also devoted mothers, friends and lovers who are eminently educated, independent and free spirited.
Because Quebecers are concerned about major global issues, they have adopted locally green-friendly habits on an everyday basis.
Quebecers promote local products and services and have a preference for those that are minimally disruptive to the environment. They tend to favour more sustainable means of transportation and attach growing importance to the environmental commitment of organizations.
Parenting: a fundamental role
For Quebecers, parenting means first and foremost being there for their families because time is not something you can buy. That’s why Québec society is built on the premise that all Quebecers should have as much latitude and flexibility as possible in terms of their professional obligations so that they can spend time with their loved ones.
Parental leave, a Parental Insurance Plan, flexible hours and telecommuting are some of the measures that have been introduced to enable families in Québec to simply be together.