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.
South Dakota, North Dakota, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin.
Québec Makes Your Brand! Flavorful, Simple and Unique14 December 201636 Québec Exhibitors at PLMA 2016 More than 2,700 exhibitors gathered at this year’s Private Label Manufacturer’s Association show in Chicago. Among them were 36 food & beverage exhibitors from Québec featuring a wide range of products including: humus and vegetable-based dips; brochettes, skewers &...
OHIO AND QUÉBEC: AN EMERGING AEROSPACE PARTNERSHIP14 December 2016Over the past five years, the Québec Government Office in the Midwest and the Canadian Consulate General in Detroit have worked together to deepen the ties between the Ohio and Québec aerospace clusters. Ohio is Québec’s #1 trading partner in the Midwest, a reality that reflects the great...
2016: A PROMISING YEAR FOR THE QUÉBEC MARITIME STRATEGY14 December 2016Since it was officially launched by Premier Philippe Couillard in June 2015, the Québec Maritime Strategy has been an impressive driver of job creation, investment and economic growth in Québec. Projects undertaken in the first year of the Maritime Strategy already account for more than 1.5 G$ in...
Kick off the Festival de la Francophonie with us on March 10!10 March 2017 au 10 March 2017|
Get your passport pour le monde and enjoy the Kick-Off evening with a world of food and libations from Belgium, Cameroun, Canada, France, Haïti, Quebec, Switzerland, Morocco, Romania…before burning it off on the dance floor. It's...
Film: Henri Henri à Chicago25 March 2017 au 25 March 2017|
Arts and Culture
A love story featuring an orphan, Henri, who looks after lighting and changes light bulbs in the convent where he was raised. "I like to put light in people’s lives" Henri tells Hélène, the beautiful clerk with a dark...
Francofun! An Evening of Multicultural Laughter27 March 2017 au 27 March 2017|
Laugh Out Loud in French is Mort de Rire…but this evening is about just plain fun, no translation required. In the Alliance française de Chicago’s salon, caberet-style. With MC Webster (Senegal/Québec), RC Thériault (Acadie) and...
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.
Eric Marquis began his mandate as Québec Government Delegate in Chicago on October 31, 2011.
Prior to his appointment, Mr. Marquis was Director for Asia-Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, at the Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie du Québec.
A graduate from the University of Victoria in British Columbia and Concordia University in Montréal, he taught American history and American foreign policy in various Québec universities.
Mr. Marquis has been working for the Québec government since 1999, and his work has generally focused on Québec-United States relations. He has held a number of positions both in Québec and abroad, including a three-year mandate as Director of the Québec Government Office in Washington from 2004 to 2007.
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.
Québec in Chicago, newsletter that keep you connected to the latest Québec news and events happening in the region. Whether you’re interested in cultural, economic or political issues, you’ll stay up to date with Québec’s actions!
Nordic development (Plan Nord) and the Maritime Strategy
Border security issues
Québec’s culture and identity
Québec’s international relations and diplomacy
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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).