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 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)