The announcement was made on October 22nd by Nadine Girault, Québec’s Minister of International Relations and the Francophonie and Minister of Immigration, and Charles Milliard, CEO of the “Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec” (Federation of Québec Chambers of Commerce).
The Maurice-Pollack Award recognizes employers for their outstanding actions in the management of diversity. This competition is organized by the Québec Ministry of Immigration, Francisation and Integration. Cendrex earned the award in the SME category while Olymel was the winner in the large company category.
This is a well-deserved recognition for Cendrex where the term diversity not only applies to ethnocultural diversity but extends to women working in the manufacturing sector, persons living with physical or intellectual challenges, as well as individuals of various sexual orientations.
“The company, which had previously been honoured at the MercadOr Québec gala, consists of individuals from 17 different countries who, together, master a dozen languages,” noted Nadine Girault, Québec’s minister of International Relations and the Francophonie as well as its Minister of Immigration. “All employees are encouraged to develop their expertise and versatility in order to grow within the company.”
“I am very proud to accept the Maurice-Pollack Award on behalf of the wonderful team with whom I have the pleasure of working every day,” stated Cendrex President Francine Pomerleau. “This award recognizes the contribution of every member of our team, for which I sincerely thank them.”
The management of Cendrex Industries congratulates Olymel, the other winning firm as well as all finalists. It also wishes to thank the Québec Ministry of Immigration, Francisation and Integration as well as the Federation of Québec Chambers of Commerce.