QMSP’s Social Commitment
we care about people
Every year, Québec Maple Syrup Producers (QMSP), particularly through our Érable du Québec generic brand, supports a large number of causes and events that directly reflect our organization’s mission and values.
Some of these causes, especially the well-being, proper nutrition, and education of children, are very dear to the hearts of maple producers.
QMSP as well as Maple from Canada brand is actively involved with communities in the regions of the province, encouraging initiatives that develop modern 21st Century maple syrup production and products.
- Go to our Donation and Sponsorship page to consult our sponsorship policy and/or make an application.
maple syrup at breakfast clubs
QMSP is a long-time partner of the Breakfast Club, as part of our contribution to real-food, quality nutrition for children.
Children in such breakfast programs therefore have the chance to taste real maple syrup and the Club’s nutritionists join with us in showing kids how to use only the right amount of syrup. QMSP believes there is great value in using maple syrup (instead of refined sugar) on foods and in recipes, as it is richer in vitamins and minerals than other sweeteners.
Since 2007, in association with Citadelle Maple Syrup Producers Cooperative, we have donated thousands of litres of maple syrup, representing a value of over $800,000.
“ALL ABOUT MAPLE” IN SCHOOLS ALL ACROSS QUÉBEC!
As of February 2024, this popular 30-minute educational activity will be offered exclusively in virtual mode, with a revamped version that’s even more engaging and interactive.
Hibou the Owl and his friends will take kids on a visit to the forest and an iconic Québec sugar shack. They’ll explore the history of maple syrup in a journey through time that starts with our First Nations and goes all the way up to today’s modern production technologies.
Go to our youth website jeunesse.erableduquebec.ca to find out more about our school programming. Take some time to look around our fun, educational site for kids.
All-New Content on Maple Syrup!
Teachers, there’s an educational toolkit for you to download at jeunesse.erableduquebec.ca. It’s appropriate for elementary students and in compliance with the educational program of the Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport to reflect current realities and better meet the needs of the school environment.
Supporting Collective Kitchens and School Cafeterias in Haiti
UPA Développement international (UPA DI) is the non-profit international development arm of the Québec farmers union Union des producteurs agricoles. UPI DI and its partners have established circular economy projects in Haiti (and more recently in Senegal) that give fulfilling work to people living in small communities. These enable women to operate collective kitchens that use local agricultural produce to provide nutritious meals in their villages’ school cafeterias. This approach allows small communities to control their own destiny, with a view to sustainable development. Our support for UPA DI therefore serves three vital functions:
Meals prepared in collective kitchens provide children with the nutrition they need.
Local farmers receive better prices, allowing them to invest in their operations and, eventually, contribute to the funding of school cafeterias.
The women working in collective kitchens earn decent salaries, develop their entrepreneurial skills, and participate in the local economy.
donation and sponsorship policy
QMSP is actively involved with communities in the regions of the province, encouraging initiatives that develop modern 21st Century maple syrup production and products.
Any sponsorship request must primarily spotlight either Québec maple syrup products or producers and their brands, and be in agreement with QMSP values and strategic orientations.
- Go to our Contact Us page to consult our sponsorship policy and/or make an application.
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