Immigrant Entrepreneurship and Community Engagement Day
The 4th edition of the Immigrant Entrepreneurship and Community Involvement Day, organized by Le Coumbite Community Center of Laval and its partner Femmes en Emploi, saw the entrepreneurial spirit celebrated in the city. With the support of our partners and elected officials, we celebrated the entrepreneur and the entrepreneurial spirit as we would celebrate dance or music. Our entrepreneurs have talents and put them at the service of society, whether in the art, culture, zero waste, traditional economy or social and solidarity economy sectors.
Our thanks go to Mrs. Jocelyne Frédéric-Gauthier, City Councillor of Auteuil and the only elected official of Haitian origin in Laval. In 2019, during the City Council, she had the proposal adopted to declare FEBRUARY Black History Month in Laval, which has had a favourable echo for the black community in Laval.
Also, a big thank you to the President of the CAQ National Executive Council, Mrs. Alice Khalil, who gave us an emotional speech recounting her migratory journey.
Thank you to MP Angelo G. Iacono for his motivating and encouraging words.
Thank you to our panellists who have unique journeys with their successes and pitfalls. They confirmed that, yes, immigrating and entrepreneurship are possible, even if the road to entrepreneurship can be filled with all kinds of challenges. Thank you to Doudou Sow, Adler Toussaint, Jean Baptiste Volcy, Hans Ovide, Danièle Landreville and Angie Luc.
Doudou Sow (Sociologist), Adler Toussaint (Le Palais de l’épicerie fine) and Jean Baptiste Volcy (Author of: Pour l’amour de l’entrepreneuriat)
Hans Ovide (Les Ateliers Neuronix)
Angie Luc (Bouchées d’Angie) and Danièle Landreville (Créations Mamie Dada) Thank you to all the Partners who made this fair possible:
Saint-Louis de Montfort Community Hall
N AND V STYLE -NYRLANDE JOSEPH
CREATION MAMIE DADA – DANIÈLE LANDREVILLE LES BOUCHÉES D’ANGIE – ANGIE LUC
PURETRIM – PAUL
LES ATELIERS NEURONIX – HANS OVIDE –
KARPI CONFECTION – KARINE PELLETIER
IMMIGRATION CONSULTANT – RABIA GHOBRINI
TRU LEGACY – ROUDY ANILUS -HÉBERT SEAMANS
FOR THE LOVE OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP – BY JEAN BAPTISTE VOLCY BERNADETTE’S PAINTINGS – BERNADETTE
HIDO EXPRESS INC -CARLYNS HIMBERT DOMERÇANT Transportation service
Many thanks to our great supporter Mr. Frantz Corvil.
Photo credit: Frantz Corvil