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Water Temperature

24.2C (75.6F)

Tides

Next Tide

Rising

High

15:27

Low

21:54


Media and public relations

Port of Québec wins prestigious Sollio Agriculture community engagement award at the 2024 Mercuriades

05/23/2024

Québec, May 23, 2024 – The Port of Québec is proud to announce that it won the Sollio Agriculture community engagement award at the 2024 Mercuriades. The Mercure rewards the Port’s innovative strategy that significantly contributes to the development of its community.

Social Innovation for Community Development
Over the past year, the Port of Québec has adopted a social innovation approach whereby change is largely inspired by and for the community. The Port organized five “Good Neighbour” town halls, providing a space where citizens could freely share their concerns regarding port activities and propose solutions. This collaborative approach has led to 77 Port commitments to the community:

  • Creation of a swimming area in the river
  • Publication of websites for recreational tourism sites
  • Evaluation of universal access to the Port’s sites
  • Mitigation of the impact of noise from port operations
  • Real time access to data in air and sound quality
  • Installation of new fences preserving the view of the river
  • Maintaining a 15,000-visitor ceiling for cruise passengers
  • Creation of a committee on greening and biodiversity

 

“Our commitment to the community is at the heart of the Port of Québec’s mission. This prize recognizes our devotion to our community and our pledge to work together to create a better future. We are proud of our progress so far and are determined to continue our efforts to ensure harmonious coexistence and sustainable development.”
– Port of Québec President and CEO, Mario Girard

A Strong Community Partnership
This innovative strategy stands on our desire to listen to citizens to bring out community needs and find tangible solutions to identified challenges. The Port of Québec is rewarded for its will to put its commitment to the community at the forefront, inviting the people to contribute to projects through social innovation, and strengthening access to the river and spaces dedicated to the people.


The Port of Québec has reinvented how it interacts with the community by embracing an innovative vision, creating a team single-mindedly dedicated to citizen relations and developing proactive ways to ensure a harmonious city-port coexistence. Through community implication, the Port is making a real difference and contributes to the quality of life of the overall community.

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Left to right: Ms. Florence Bisson, Mr. Mario Girard, Ms. Éloïse Richard-Choquette, Ms. Stéphanie Trudel and Ms. Marie-Huguette Cormier.

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About Port of Québec
The Québec Port Authority, a non-profit organization, manages the port of Québec which is strategically located to serve North America’s industrial and agricultural heartland. This Canadian hub for international trade for both the import and export of goods is the only port in the province of Québec with a fifteen-meter depth of water at low tide and a comprehensive intermodal infrastructure. The port facilities generate 10,000 jobs and about two billion dollars in economic activity.

Source and Information
Frédéric Lagacé
Communications Director 
Port of Québec
[email protected] 
418 929-5031