SEPT-ÎLES, DECEMBER 16, 2020 – Today, as the Port of Sept-Îles presents its $10,000 donation to Chantier Jeunesse Loisirs, the Port would like to stress once again how proud it is to be a partner of this organization and to help fund its activities and operations on behalf of children ages 5 to 12 in the Ferland area. This donation on the eve of the holidays is part of the major pledge the Port made last year to give the organization a total of $30,000 between 2019 and 2021.
Chantier Jeunesse Loisirs gives children ages 5 to 12 the chance to take part in woodworking, DIY repairs, sewing, painting, and cooking courses, as well as creative and Christmas-themed projects. The goal is to teach children simple craft techniques to help them develop skills, inventiveness, and creativity. The Chantier Jeunesse Loisirs team also helps children see the benefits of pursuing hobbies in a relaxed and creative atmosphere.
Chantier Jeunesse Loisirs would like to thank the entire Port of Sept-Îles team for their generosity and support for this project. “Without partnerships like this, our organization simply could not go on, especially in these trying times,” said Ian Roussel, President of Chantier Jeunesse Loisirs. “In addition to supporting us financially, the Port of Sept-Îles has shown us it believes in our project and really understands our cause to help youth. Despite the pandemic, our organization is still going strong and we have some exciting projects on the horizon, if the situation permits, naturally.”
“Chantier Jeunesse Loisirs provides a space where parents and children can talk, focusing on prevention of certain social issues and encouraging healthy life habits while revitalizing the neighbourhood,” said Pierre Gagnon, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Port of Sept-Îles. These goals are clearly consistent with our donation and contribution policy as well as our values, and we’re happy to provide support that makes a difference.”
ABOUT THE PORT OF SEPT-ÎLES
Boasting diverse, state-of-the-art facilities, the Port of Sept-Îles is North America’s largest ore-handling port, with an expected volume of close to 35 million tonnes in 2020. The port facilities at Sept-Îles play a vital and strategic role in the economy of Eastern Canada. The Port of Sept-Îles established the first environmental observatory in the St. Lawrence marine ecosystem. Sustainable development is a cornerstone of its values and actions.
ABOUT CHANTIER JEUNESSE LOISIRS
Chantier Jeunesse Loisirs is a non-profit organization that has served the Parc Ferland area for more than 40 years. Every year, more than 200 children enjoy a variety of courses in woodworking, sewing, cooking, and DIY repair. Founded by Sister Ginette Simard around 1976, this organization is still going strong and still giving back to the community after all these years.
Director, Corporate Affairs
Port of Sept-Îles