Social Impact 2023: The Québec City Convention Centre Stands Out

Community Sustainability

Throughout 2023, the Québec City Convention Centre focused on maximizing its positive social impact, extending beyond the economic spin-offs for the Québec region.

Let’s revisit the initiatives implemented and the causes supported in 2023:

Supporting Intellectual Advances

Benefiting from privileged partnerships with the scientific community and active participation in events related to Québec City’s key industries, the Québec City Convention Centre takes pride in supporting local intellectual advances while fostering collective involvement.

During ACCESSE23, the Convention Centre team, on behalf of attendees, donated $1,000 to Le Pignon Bleu, accompanied by messages encouraging young people to stay in school. Thanks to this initiative, 2,000 local children received a morning snack at Le Pignon Bleu.

In October 2023, the Convention Centre was a Gold Partner of the 32nd edition of the Journées scientifiques de la recherche de l’Institut universitaire de cardiologie et de pneumologie de Québec, awarding scholarships to two Université Laval students.

Jocelyn Guertin, sales representative for the Québec City Convention Centre, holding a giant check with the director of Le Pignon Bleu.
$1,000 donation to Le Pignon Bleu
Sales representative Jocelyn Guertin, representing the Québec City Convention Centre at the Journées scientifiques de l'IUCPQ in 2023. He is accompanied by the two Université Laval students who received scholarships.
Scholarships awarded to two Université Laval students

Fighting Food Insecurity

Food waste has always been a major concern for the Centre’s team and its exclusive food and beverage partner, Maestro Culinaire. Production surpluses are redistributed every year to local organizations to feed those in need. In 2023, this amounted to over 4,800 kg of food donated to organizations such as Lauberivière, Les enfants d’amour (Madame Brissette), Moisson Québec, etc.

Last summer, harvests from the urban garden on Promenade Desjardins not only supplied Maestro Culinaire’s Executive Chef but also facilitated donations to various Québec City food banks, in collaboration with Urbainculteurs.

Planters located on the Promenade Desjardins of the Quebec City Convention Centre

For the holiday season, the Québec City Convention Centre translated the generosity of its customers and staff into action: through its traditional virtual greeting card, $2,500 was raised for Le Pignon Bleu, in addition to food and goods collected for Moisson Québec during in-house festivities.

Close up on table with a woman's hand holding a phone and a coffee cup. Enjoy your badge sticker with glasses and cookies are resting on the table.

Encouraging Local Economy

In 2023, the Enjoy your badge program was back in full force, with around 30 participating companies. Since 2018, this initiative by the Québec City Convention Centre has aimed to encourage the local economy while enhancing the experience of event attendees in Québec City. With over 200,000 visitors each year, the Convention Centre’s presence in the heart of lively Old Québec, filled with shops and restaurants, stimulates the local economy from the outset.

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