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Resolute supports community-minded students, sponsors special award

October 12, 2023  By P&PC Staff

Since 2011, Resolute Forest Products has been a sponsor of Forces AVENIR, an awards program that recognizes Inspiring students from across Quebec for their meaningful contributions to their communities. The company donates approximately $25,000 each year to the Fondation Forces AVENIR.

This year marked the 25th anniversary of the organization’s university-level program. The 2023 award winners were honoured at a gala in Québec City on September 26. Louis Bouchard, Resolute’s vice-president, of public affairs – Quebec and Wood Products, presented the Personality – Graduate award to Marie-Ève Girard. The award is given to a graduate student balancing academic excellence with engagement in personal or social projects.

The company shares in a press statement that Girard embodies conscious, active and responsible community engagement. She co-founded the Fondation Leski to bring the benefits of service dogs to people living with mental illness, autism or trauma. Her work allows her to combine her love of dogs with a desire to support those who are suffering. Thanks to her efforts, more than 100 families have received over 600 hours of canine assistance. Girard also serves on the board of directors of Matinées Mères-enfants, an organization supporting new parents and offering a welcoming meeting space, and takes in Ukrainian refugees to help them integrate into their communities. Additionally, she works as a digital business management advisor with the director of Criminal and Penal Prosecutions.


Resolute shared that it is pleased to join Forces AVENIR in recognizing Girard and her fellow honorees.

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