MEDIAL instrumental in the creation of the École d’entrepreneuriat de Québec

Quebec City, August 25, 2015 – As part of its 2015-2020 major financing campaign, the Fondation du Cégep Garneau recently received an exceptional donation from MEDIAL Services – Conseils – SST, confirmed by Marcel Curodeau, the President of this company specializing in occupational health and safety, as well as President of the organization in charge of this major financing campaign.


This campaign is structured around three highly significant mobilizing projects for Cégep Garneau. The Fondation aims to collect $5million, which will be used to renovate the Cégep Garneau library, to develop the institution’s scholarship and grants program, and to implement one of the most innovative projects in Quebec, the École d’entrepreneuriat de Québec.


Convinced of the need for the entire business world in the greater Quebec City area to support these three mobilizing projects, Mr. Curodeau has been particularly attentive to the need to support the new generation of Quebec entrepreneurs, and through this donation would like to issue a call to all entrepreneurs. “Cégep Garneau has been there for the business community, and set up and launched the École d’entrepreneuriat de Québec. For Cégep Garneau, this initiative constitutes a business decision based on a pressing need throughout Quebec, and will beyond any doubt be a wealth creator for generations to come. I am personally issuing a challenge to all entrepreneurs to invest in the École d’entrepreneuriat de Québec.”


Mario Girard, President and CEO of the Port of Quebec, and Honorary President of this campaign, François Lessard, President of the Fondation du Cégep Garneau and Denise Trudeau, Executive Director of Cégep Garneau, would like to express their deepest gratitude to this generous donor, who is at the head of the list of the many ambassadors who will join in supporting the next generation through a donation to this major campaign.


For additional information about the 2015-2020 major financing campaign of Cégep Garneau and its Fondation or to make a donation, please contact the Fondation directly at 418-688-8310 or visit its Web site at:

Group of people smiling at the camera during the festive evening
On the photo, from left to right: Pascal Ferland (Coordinator, École d’entrepreneuriat de Québec), Anne-Marie Jolicoeur (trainer, m communication interactive inc.), Marcel Curodeau (President of the major campaign, and President, MEDIAL Services-Conseils SST), Marie-Lou Lefebvre (aspiring entrepreneur), Bernard G. Dumas (aspiring entrepreneur), Nathalie Labrecque (aspiring entrepreneur), Alain Castonguay (certified coach, Accoach), Marc Mignault (aspiring entrepreneur), Chantal Jacques-Gagnon (coach, École d’entrepreneuriat de Québec), Adam Kettani (aspiring entrepreneur), Karen Bouchard (Executive Director, Fondation du Cégep Garneau).


ABOUT… In August 2014, in an effort to correct Quebec’s entrepreneurial deficit, Cégep Garneau created Espace Entreprendre, a concept that tackles the issue from different directions, targeting not only students but also, and mostly, local individuals interested in starting up or developing their businesses. A year later, École d’entrepreneuriat de Québec saw the light of day, with a mission to support aspiring entrepreneurs in their efforts to start up their businesses. Engaged in its community, committed to the economic develop of the greater national capital area, and concerned by economic and market globalization, École d’entrepreneuriat de Québec aims to develop the necessary skills and know-how required to succeed in business. The Fondation du Cégep Garneau is proud to support the École d’entrepreneuriat de Québec, a new model that can be adapted to any college institution in Quebec as well as to several institutions of higher learning in Canada.

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