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13 Feb 2009

2009 Hector Fabre award: call for candidates

Hector Fabre (1834-1910)

Created in 1999, the Hector Fabre award provides recognition for a regional organization that has deployed a project with an international impact for its region. This year, to underline the tenth anniversary of the Hector Fabre award, the Ministère des Relations internationales will also present the Alphonse and Dorimène Desjardins award to an individual whose achievements are recognized beyond Québec’s borders. The application deadline for both awards is April 13.

The Hector Fabre award, which comes with $25,000, underlines the originality, quality and sustainability of a project, its local spin-offs and its international impact. Efforts devoted to dialogue and collaboration are also among the numerous criteria considered by the jury. Municipalities, educational institutions, regional issue tables, local development centres and local and regional non-profit organizations are eligible for the award.

The Alphonse and Dorimène Desjardins award pays tribute to the daring and determination of a Quebecer who has acquired an international reputation through a significant contributor to the development of his or her region. Individual citizens are eligible for the award.

The Hector Fabre award is named after the Government of Québec’s first foreign representative. Appointed to the position of agent general in Paris in 1882, Fabre represented Québec’s interests until his death in 1910. He was a Montréal lawyer, journalist and politician, and is considered to be a trailblazer of Québec diplomacy.

Details and applications (in French)
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