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Québec Government Office in New York

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Mandate

The Québec Government Office in New York is Québec’s primary representation in the United States. The Office promotes the interests of Québec in the following sectors: business, investment, government institutions, education, culture and public affairs. Inaugurated in 1940, the Office serves the Mid Atlantic region, which includes eight states.

Communications, Publics Affairs and Government Relations

  • provide information on Québec’s policies and programs
  • maintain relations with news media and press agencies serving the region
  • maintain bilateral relations with the Mid-Atlantic States
  • inform universities, research centres and other interest groups of Québec’s educational initiatives
  • promote Québec studies and collaborative projects
  • coordinate Québec’s Francophonie initiatives among the region’s Francophone and Francophile communities.

Economic Affairs

  • promote Québec’s products and sectors of excellence;
  • inform Americans of the advantages of doing business in Québec;
  • Assist Québec goods and services exporters in seeking and identifying appropriate distribution channels (retailers, distributers, representatives, manufacturing agents, etc.);
  • provide information and guidance pertaining to markets and regulations;
  • assist companies seeking partners for joint ventures, strategic alliances, and technology transfers.

Investissement Québec

  • is both a financing institution and an economic development agency;
  • offers financial products and tax measures to companies wishing to expand their business internationally;
  • helps these companies find a location that suits their needs and forge strategic alliances with local partners;

Culture

  • promote Québec culture and artists in the United States;
  • help Québec artists and their agents, distributors and/or galleries in the United States by providing advice and financial or logistical support;
  • maintain relations with distribution/broadcast networks and serve as intermediary between those networks and Québec’s cultural community.

Covered states

  • Delaware
  • Kentucky
  • Maryland
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia

Head of mission

Dominique Poirier

Dominique Poirier

Québec Delegate General

Dominique Poirier was appointed Québec’s Delegate General to New York on December 11, 2013.

In this role, Ms. Poirier is responsible for promoting Québec’s excellence and fostering strong working relationships between Québec and the Mid-Atlantic States, particularly in the areas of trade, investment, research, innovation and culture.

Prior to this appointment, Ms. Poirier worked for more than 25 years as a journalist for the Radio-Canada network, both in television and radio. During this time, she hosted current and public affairs programs, contributed news analysis and commentary, conducted on-air interviews, and served as anchor for the network’s flagship news program.

She is the author of Philippe Dagenais : ma vie en 3D, a biography of the Québec designer that was published in October 2013.

Coordinates

Québec Government Office in New York

Québec Government Office in New York

One Rockefeller Plaza, Suite 2600
New York, NY 10020-2102
U.S.A.

Phone:+1 212 843 0950
Fax:+1 212 757 4753

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