Marguerite Mendell, economist and professor at Montréal’s Concordia University and member of the Canadian CED Network, was appointed Officer of the Ordre national du Québec on June 19th.
This honorary award bestowed annually by Québec’s government since 1985 is one of the most prestigious recogitions paying tribute to individuals who have contributed to Québec’s influence and development.
Ambassador of Québec’s social economy model, Margie is recognized the world over for her expertise. She has been able to reconcile her academic research on the social and solidarity economy with her practical involvement within numerous organizations related to social finance and the development of new financial tools for community enterprises.
Furthermore, her vast knowledge of the social economy has allowed her to participate in the establishment of the Association communautaire d’emprunt de Montréal, Canada’s first community loan fund. She was very involved in the development of CAP Finance, Quebec’s socially responsible and solidarity finance network.
CCEDNet wishes to express its sincere congratulations to our dear friend Margie for this well-deserved honor.
For more information: www.ordre-national.gouv.qc.ca/membres/membre.asp?id=3105