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Montreal Intercultural Award Abe-Limonchik 2018 – The laureates are Ms. Malika Habel, Insum Solutions Inc., and Integration Youth of Quebec inc

Montreal Intercultural Award Abe-Limonchik 2018

The laureates are Ms. Malika Habel, Insum Solutions Inc.,
and Integration Youth of Quebec inc.

April 17, 2018, Montreal – The Vice-President of the Executive Committee, Housing, Real Estate Management and Planning, and Montreal Diversity, Ms. Magda Popeanu, has awarded the Abe-Limonchik 2018 Montreal Intercultural Award.

“It is an honor to present this year’s recipient of the Abe-Limonchik Montreal Intercultural Award, which recognizes the outstanding achievement of a person, a non-profit organization and a private sector company. This award demonstrates their commitment and outstanding contribution to the advancement of intercultural relations and the promotion of diversity. If our city is known for its values ​​of caring, equality and openness, it is largely thanks to the work of those we honor today. Abe Limonchik was a man with a passion for citizen participation and intercultural rapprochement, and I am proud to see that today, Montrealers from all walks of life are committed to promoting diversity. and live together, ” said Popeanu.


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Established in the wake of the recommendations of the Montreal Intercultural Council, the Abe-Limonchik Montreal Intercultural Award aims to recognize the exceptional contribution of an individual, an organization and a company to the improvement of intercultural and cultural relations. promoting diversity in Montréal. The 2018 winners are:

The Abe-Limonchik Individual Award, was awarded to Ms. Malika Habel
Since joining the Collège de Maisonneuve in 2013, Ms. Habel has initiated several initiatives to promote diversity and the advancement of intercultural relations. She has set up the Crossroads of Intercultural, International and Community Relations (CLIIC). In addition, it has produced a training and awareness-raising plan related to the prevention of radicalization for its staff, and has proposed to the Québec government an action research project aimed at better understanding the phenomenon of youth radicalization. immigration issues. She has also developed and rolled out a pilot project on living together on the College’s three campuses proposing measures to support ethnocultural diversity, to serve as examples for other educational institutions.

The Abe-Limonchik Corporate Award was awarded to Insum Solutions Inc.
This company sees the cultural diversity within its company as one of its greatest strengths that makes it one of its strengths. She makes a point of hiring people with an immigrant background, which represents 35% of their employees. The company’s involvement in several programs promoting intercultural relations has allowed the hiring of several employees with highly sought-after skills for the Insum business area. She also values ​​the cultural and religious practices of each organization and places great importance on work-life balance.


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The Abe-Limonchik Award organization category was awarded to Integration Jeunesse du Québec inc .;
For 36 years, this non-profit organization has been offering personalized employment assistance services, professional work-study programs and professional mentoring for newcomers. It also organizes integration projects in the environment sector and provides support and guidance to students in a general adult education center that includes sports and environmental activities. Its “Youth Valorization-Upgrading” program focuses on openness to diversity and aims to provide decisive employment for young people aged 16 to 18, students in Secondary 4 or 5, and mainly from visible minorities and cultural communities is more than relevant.

About Abe Limonchik
Some had dubbed him Mr. Democracy. For Abe Limonchik, a founding member of the Rassemblement des citoyens and citizens of Montreal, a municipal political party that he chaired for five years, and councilor for the Côte-des-Neiges neighborhood for 12 years, the participation of citizens in the Democratic life is the keystone of a more humane society. At the same time modest and determined, this exceptional man has actively contributed to the fact that everyone feels like citizens of Montreal and takes ownership of their city. In the same way, the honorees honored today have been active in eliminating discrimination and valuing ethnocultural diversity.


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