The Québec Government Office in Chicago represents the Québec government in 12 states across the Midwest. This mandate involves working on a wide range of commercial, economic, political, environmental, and cultural matters of interest to Québec and this region of the United States.
June, the month for the protection of water in the Midwest
July 2, 2019 June was an important month for the protection of water in the Midwest and the provinces near the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River. At the 19th Annual Conference of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, several proposals were made and adopted in Action Plan...
Festivities and celebration for Pride Month!
July 2, 2019 The Pride Month 2019 edition began in Boystown! On June 22 and 23, Kerith W. Iverson and Martin Dionne from the Québec Offices in Chicago (DQC) joined Pride Montreal for the 19th Pride Fest in Chicago. They were accompanied by more than 100,000 people to celebrate LGBTQ + life, culture and community...
Music: L'Orchestre symphonique de Montréal at Chicago Symphony Center
October 15, 2019 to October 15, 2019 |
Arts and Culture
This fall, the Québec Government Office in Chicago invites to join us for Montréal’s premiere orchestras at the Chicago Symphony Center. On October 15, 2019, the Montréal Symphony Orchestra will devote an evening to great works by...
Shows: Les Poules à Colin on tour in the Midwest !
June 19, 2019 to June 23, 2019 |
Arts and Culture
‘’ Dig up Québec’s deep, dark roots, add electrifying energy and beguiling modesty = mind-blowing trad-folk groove.’’ In other terms, this is the definition of Les Poules à Colin. A groovy trad-folk group. They are celebrating...
Cinéma: Bad Seeds at UW-Milwaukee's Festival of Films in French
February 22, 2019 to February 24, 2019 |
Arts and Culture
The University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee’s Annual Festival of Films in French turns 22 this year! And we are pleased to announce the continued programming of great Québec films! This year, the Festival is presenting Les Mauvaises...
Establish and maintain relations with all branches of government in the Midwestern States, as well as with the major cities of the region.
Coordinate Québec’s contribution to the sustainable management of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Basin, through regional organizations like the Great Lakes Commission, the Council of Great Lakes Governors, and the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Cities Initiative.
Promote Québec culture and artists throughout the Midwest.
Promote Québec’s educational initiatives to universities and research centers in the Midwest.
Promote Québec studies and French immersion programs offered in Québec.
Coordinate Québec’s Francophonie initiatives throughout the region.
Martine Hébert took office as Québec delegate in Chicago on July 29, 2019.
She is an experienced manager and a recognized communicator, with nearly thirty years in public and government affairs as well as in economic development. This includes serving as Senior Vice-President and National Spokesperson for the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, a pan-Canadian organization representing small and medium-sized businesses, from 2010 to 2019.
Previously, Martine Hébert also operated her own public and government relations firm for a period of 10 years. During her career, she also occupied a number of political positions within the Government of Québec, and has been an administrator, co-chair and member of various government committees such as la Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail, le Comité-conseil sur l’allègement réglementaire et administratif du Québec and la Commission des partenaires du marché du travail.
Martine Hébert holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in Economics. In recognition of the for level of excellence and in recognition of her career, she was awarded an honorary degree in 2010 by the Faculty of Arts and Science – Department of Economics at the Université de Montréal.
Ms. Hébert has also authored a number of publications related to government relations, such as the book Les secrets du lobbying. She also taught the first course in government relations at Université de Montréal.