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.
Humor: Sugar Sammy on tour in Chicago!
January 31, 2019 to February 2, 2019 |
Arts and Culture
After more than 1600 shows in 31 countries, the Québécois comedian, Sugar Sammy, is back to Chicago during the last week of January with a hilarious show full of sharp humor. Born and raised in an Indian immigrant family in...
Global Economy: The World Trade Organization’s Gabrielle Marceau in Chicago
February 12, 2019 to February 13, 2019 |
Gabrielle Marceau, conseillère senior au département d’Affaires Juridiques de l’Organisation Mondiale du Commerce (OMC) sera à Chicago le 12 et 13 février 2019 pour une série d’évènements publics sur les thèmes de la politique commerciale mondiale, du rôle des organisations internationales et des enjeux politiques et...
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.
Jean-François Hould began his term as Québec Government Delegate in Chicago on September 5, 2017. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Hould has held the position of Chief of Staff to the Minister of International Relations and La Francophonie since April 2014.
Jean-François Hould graduated from the Université of Montréal and studied at Université Laval and Hautes Études commerciales. He has accumulated a roadmap of public service for Québec dating back to the early 2000s.
He served as a member of various Québec ministers’ offices from 2003 to 2011, in particular as Deputy Chief of Staff and Political Advisor to the Minister of Culture. In 2011, he joined the public service, first as a Socio-Economic Planning Officer at the Ministry of Culture, and then as Cultural Director at the Québec Government Office in New York.