MONTREAL, Nov. 10, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - The Board of Trade of
Metropolitan Montreal would like to congratulate the four organizations
that received the first Visionary Employers Award yesterday from the Institut Nazareth et Louis-Braille (INLB). St-Hubert
Restaurants, the Régie du logement, the Société Logique and Groleau
Traiteur won an award for hiring people with a visual impairment.
"The Board of Trade, along with the Institut Nazareth et Louis-Braille,
believes it is important to pay tribute to major employers in the
metropolitan area who are committed to the community," said Michel
Leblanc, President and CEO of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan
Montreal. "This is a special partnership, because these awards are part
of the festivities surrounding the 150th anniversary of the INLB, and we, in turn, will be marking a milestone
in 2012: our 190th anniversary. This event recognizes the important contribution of
companies to two organizations that have made a difference in their
respective worlds for many years."
"We hope that prosperous companies, such as St-Hubert Restaurants, who
make hiring people with visual impairments part of their employment
practice, will become an example for the business community and that
this award will inspire other players," Michel Leblanc said.
"In Quebec, around 136,000 people are living with a visual impairment,"
Mr. Leblanc said. "They are an important resource for the city's job
market, and with the current labour shortage we cannot forgo such
talent. Quebec needs all the resources at its disposal to distinguish
itself and grow. As a result we can't ignore the contribution of blind
people to our economy."
The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal is made up of some 7,000
members. Its mission is to represent the interests of the business
community of Greater Montréal and to provide individuals, merchants,
and local businesses of all sizes with a variety of specialized
services to help them achieve their full potential in terms of
innovation, productivity and competitiveness. The Board of Trade is
Quebec's leading private economic development organization.
SOURCE BOARD OF TRADE OF METROPOLITAN MONTREAL
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